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AMC's Best Day Hikes Along the Coast of Maine

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Explore the full length of the rugged coast of Maine in 50 hikes, enjoying classic views, historical lighthouses, and abundant natural beauty. Walk through century-old stands of white pine in Vaughan Woods Memorial State Park. Trek Portland's finest green spaces. Traverse the ridges of Camden Hills State Park and Acadia National Park's Cadillac Mountain. Explore the shoreline of Downeast Maine, from the maritime forests of Roque Bluffs State Park to the bogs of Quoddy Head State Park. With the At-a-Glance Trip Planner, you'll find the best hikes near public transportation, great trips for kids, and routes you'll enjoy on snowshoes or skis in winter. Whether you're a local resident or just visiting, this book is a must-have resource for daylong adventures along the coast of the Pine Tree State.

Inside You'll Find:
  • 50 hiking trips for all ability levels and seasons
  • At-a-Glance Trip Planner to help you find the trip that's right for you
  • Detailed maps showing parking areas, trails, and natural highlights
  • Summaries of time, distance, elevation gain, and difficulty level for each trail
  • GPS coordinates for trailheads
  • Hiking and safety tips, including advice on what to carry in your pack
  • Essays on nature and history of the region
This new guide from the editor of AMC’s popular Maine Mountain Guide lets hikers explore the full length of the rugged coast of Maine. Between the century-old stands of white pine in Vaughan Woods Memorial State Park near Portland, and the oceanfront cliffs and maritime forests of Quoddy Head State Park—the easternmost point in the U.S.—readers will find 50 of the best hikes in the state that can be completed in less than a day.

Acadia National Park is here, including the iconic Cadillac Mountain, as are multiple hikes in the York County, Casco Bay, Midcoast, and Downeast regions. Beginner hikers and seasoned trekkers alike will discover trails that will satisfy their longing for classic views of the rocky coast of Maine.

Each hike offers a full trail description, plus difficulty rating, distance, elevation gain, and estimated time. Maps, photos, and directions are provided, including GPS coordinates for parking areas. For short outdoor excursions along the coast of the Pine Tree State, this guide will prove invaluable.


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