Established as the first national park in the eastern United States, Acadia National Park has 120 miles of hiking trails through more than 40,000 acres along the coast of Maine. Fully revised and updated, this edition of Hiking Acadia National Park covers ridge trails, forest paths, oceanside strolls, and cliff climbs for hikers of all ages and abilities.
Best Easy Day Hikes Acadia National Park includes concise descriptions and detailed maps for easy-to-follow hikes in an area of Maine that has long captivated artists, millionaires, generations of families, and even presidents. Stroll along Ocean Path to see the pink granite cliffs, blue skies, and white surf. From atop Cadillac Mountain, watch fog rolling in over Frenchman Bay below. Look inside for: • Casual hikes to longer adventures • Hikes for everyone, including families • Mile-by-mile directions and clear trail maps • Trail Finder for best hikes for views, children, dogs, and ocean lovers • GPS coordinates
From Grand Pitch on remote Webster Stream to the blueberry covered summit of The Sentinel to dozens of waterfalls and swimming holes on Howe Brook, Hiking Maine’s Baxter StatePark is your source for detailed hike descriptions, maps, and color photos for Baxter State Park’s best hikes. Also included are iconic routes up Katahdin, easy walks to ponds and wetlands where wildlife regularly feed, multi-day trips within the park, and hikes along the southern most section of the International Appalachian Trail.
This full-color guide includes vibrant photos and easy-to-use maps to help you on your trip. Moon Handbooks give you the tools to make your own choices. Can’t-miss sights, activities, restaurants, and accommodations, marked with M Suggestions on how to plan a trip that’s perfect for you, including: The Best of Zion & Bryce Red Rocks Road Trip Avoiding the Crowds Ancient Rock Art Best Day Hikes Fun for All and All for Fun Hoodoos and Views 44 detailed and easy-to-use maps The firsthand experience and unique perspective of authors W. C. McRae and Judy Jewell
If parks could speak, what would they say? Historic Acadia National Park is a vibrant collection of true stories that share different aspects of Acadia National Park’s history. From its glacial origins, to its rising peaks near the tourist-town Bar Harbor, Acadia has a unique and fascinating history for Down Easters and tourists alike. Many of the tales focus on some of Maine's most famous land formations including Pulpit Rock, Sargent Mountain Pond, Mount Desert Rock, Otter Creek, and even the Trenton Bridge. Learn about the people who first walked these woods and how Acadia National Park evolved into the national treasure it is today.
Acadia National Park Pocket Guide is an information-packed, pocket-size guide that helps visitors get the most out of their park visit in a unique, convenient, and portable package. Overview maps include Bar Harbor, Island Explorer, Schoodic Peninsula, Isle au Haut, Carriage Roads, and north and south ridge trails on Cadillac Mountain.
Author: Tom Blagden, Jr.
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
Release Date: 2016-03-15
Genre: Acadia National Park (Me.)
The official book of Maine s treasured and New England s only national park, on the occasion of the park s centennial. Created in 1916, and encompassing 45,000 acres on two islands and a mainland peninsula on the rugged coast of Maine, Acadia National Park is a jewel of granite mountains, filigreed coastlines, unique cultural resources, dazzling night skies, and precious communities of plant and animal life. Drawing more than 2.5 million visitors each year, Acadia is one of the ten most popular national parks in the United States. The only illustrated book officially published with the Friends of Acadia, this stunning portfolio of photographs reveals Acadia s diverse habitats and brings home the contrasts of pounding ocean and silent coves, bald mountain summits and deep forest valleys, as never before seen.The essays convey the unseen story of Acadia: its history as a national park; the critical role of the founding families in its creation; the past and current importance of private stewardship; and its status as a unique park forged in a particular time and place in history. "Acadia National Park" celebrates the essence of this special place and offers a cherished journey into its past, present, and future."
Author: Ann Rockefeller Roberts
Publisher: Down East Books
Release Date: 2012-06-01
The beautiful carriage roads of Mount Desert Island fit so perfectly into the land it seems as though they have always been there. Actually, they are the result of decades of planning and painstaking effort on the part of philanthropist John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and were built by local islanders over a 27-year period. Access by cars is not permitted, so the trails remain a boon to walkers, horseback riders, bicyclists, and cross-country skiers.This second edition also includes an interview with David Rockefeller, son of John D. Rockefeller, Jr., and an exploration of the history of the roads since the publication of the first edition in 1990. Additional archival photographs and new color photographs of the roads are also included
Come along with Hattie to hike ten different trails on beautiful, iconic Mount Desert Island. Hattie, 12, and her family describe their summer vacation to Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island, hiking the trails, discovering and observing plants and animals, swimming in lakes, and enjoying the occasional ice cream cone, too! By writing Ten Days in Acadia, a hiking guide and nature journal, from a kid's point of view, author Hope Rowan has created a new way to interest kids and get them excited about being outdoors. Beautiful color illustrations by Maine artist Jada Fitch depict landscapes as well as field notes of common flora and fauna. Full color trail maps, hiking tips, rainy-day ideas, and other resources make this a valuable family companion.
CLICK HERE to download the chapter on "Backpacking" from Hiking the Wonderland Trail "There's no other trip, trail or peak that any backpacker should rank higher on his life list than the Wonderland Trail." - Backpacker magazine * Comprehensive and affectionate guide to one of the nation’s iconic wilderness trails * Everything you need to help plan this 93-mile trek, whether done in one trip or several * Lavish, full-color design, yet informative and practical, with 125 photographs and 18 maps * Find even more details, updates and added trip extensions at hikingthewonderlandtrail.com Washington State's famed Wonderland Trail is a spectacular 93-mile route that circumnavigates Mount Rainier, challenging hikers with its strenuous 22,000 feet of cumulative elevation gain and loss. Hiking the Wonderland Trail: The Complete Guide to Mount Rainier's Premier Trail is an authoritative guidebook penned by Washington native Tami Asars, a professional instructor on hiking the trail, a third-generation hiker of the Cascade mountains, and seven-time hiker of the entire Wonderland Trail. In this guide Asars draws on her experience, covering these essentials: * How to work with the Wonderland Trail permit reservation system, and when to apply * Recommended gear--with a checklist--and ways to reduce pack weight, prevent blisters, and stay warm and dry * How to pack the perfect backpack * Food and fuel caching on the Wonderland, tips and instruction * Detailed camp-to-camp route descriptions and suggested itineraries * How to extend your adventures with the Northern Loop Trail and the Eastside Trail Over the years, Asars has taken extensive notes that she shares at workshops and in the field. Hiking the Wonderland Trail distills her boot-tested knowledge so that everyone can enjoy the magic of Mount Rainier's premier trail.
Publisher: James Kaiser
Release Date: 2016-03-29
Filled with gorgeous photographs, this full-color guidebook showcases the highlights and hidden gems of Yosemite National Park. From thundering waterfalls to sparkling granite peaks, Yosemite: The Complete Guide equips travelers with everything they need to make the most of their time in the park. Fascinating background chapters on history, geology and wildlife bring Yosemite to life. Detailed color maps make travel planning easy. Outdoor adventures are covered in-depth, including over 20 of Yosemite’s best hikes. Fully updated with comprehensive travel information — including new rules for hiking Half Dome. Whatever your interests—driving to spectacular viewpoints, hiking through the backcountry, dining at a historic lodge—Yosemite: The Complete Guide puts the best of this iconic park at your fingertips.
Author: James Kaiser
Publisher: James Kaiser
Release Date: 2010-10-01
Stunning photographs showcase the wondrous landscape of Joshua Tree National Park in this unique guidebook. Located just two hours east of Los Angeles, Joshua Tree National Park is a desert getaway that boasts some of the most dramatic and unexpected scenery in the Southwest. This edition features updated information on park and local attractions, hotels, and restaurants, as well as a newly expanded section on the geology of the park. Fascinating chapters discuss the park's history, geology, and wildlife along with a guide to desert wildflowers and maps of more than 20 of the best hikes in the park. An indispensable guide for outdoor enthusiasts, rock climbers, and vacationing families on a budget, this beautiful guidebook will enhance any traveler's collection.
Author: Diane Abrell
Publisher: Down East Books
Release Date: 2011-05-01
With more than 45,000 copies sold this is one of the most popular books ever published about Acadia National Park. Its small size and useful format make it the perfect book to pick up if you are interested in exploring the park. Densely packed with maps and easy to use directions as well as wonderful descriptive information about each walk/hike/bike-rid, this 3rd edition also contains a new foreword by Andrew Vietze providing history of the carriage roads.