Discover Acadia National Park, 3rd: AMC's Guide to the Best Hiking, Biking, and Paddling

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Discover Acadia National Park, 3rd Edition includes the 50 best hiking, biking, and paddling trips in Acadia for all ability levels, including hikes up Cadallac Mountain and cycling trips on the Park’s popular carriage roads. This completely revised edition includes five new trips and the most up-to-date information on where to go and what to do during a visit to New England’s only national park. First-time visitors and veteran explorers alike will enjoy this comprehensive guide to trips on Mt. Desert Island, ...

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Overview

Discover Acadia National Park, 3rd Edition includes the 50 best hiking, biking, and paddling trips in Acadia for all ability levels, including hikes up Cadallac Mountain and cycling trips on the Park’s popular carriage roads. This completely revised edition includes five new trips and the most up-to-date information on where to go and what to do during a visit to New England’s only national park. First-time visitors and veteran explorers alike will enjoy this comprehensive guide to trips on Mt. Desert Island, Isle au Haut, and the Schoodic Peninsula. Perfect for a day trip or multi-day excursion, this guidebook will reveal scenic bike paths, cobblestone beaches, glacial ponds, granite peaks, and ocean-side cliffs.

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Editorial Reviews

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“The Monkmans have done their homework. This book is one you should have in your library of guides. If you’re looking for a good reference where you can ‘shop’ for your next day’s adventure in Acadia National Park, get a copy of this book.”

-         Jeff Strout, Bangor Daily News

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781934028292
  • Publisher: Appalachian Mountain Club Books MA
  • Publication date: 3/16/2010
  • Series: AMC Discover Series
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 351,835
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Jerry and Marcy Monkman own and operate Eco photography, a photo business featuring nature, adventure, and travel photography in the Northeast. Both avid outdoors people, the Monkmans are authors to many guidebooks on outdoor recreation, including Discover the White Mountains (AMC Books). They live in Portsmouth, NH with their daughter Acadia and son Quinn.

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Table of Contents

Tentative Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Hiking in Acadia

1.      Connor's Nubble

2.      Flying Mountain

3.      Great Head and Sand Beach

4.      The Bubbles

5.      Gorham Mountain and Ocean Path

6.      The Beehive and the Bowl

7.      Bar Harbor to Sand Beach

8.      Beech Mountain

9.      Norumbega Mountain

10.  Huguenot Head and Champlain Mountain

11.  Pemetic Mountain and Bubble Pond

12.  Acadia and Saint Sauveur Mountains

13.  Penobscot and Sargent Mountains

14.  The Western Mountains: Mansell and Bernard

15.  Peak-Baggers’ Delight: Bald Peak, Parkman Mountain, Gilmore Mountain, and Sargent Mountain

16.  Dorr Mountain, the Gorge, and Sieur de Monts Spring

17.  Cadillac Mountain

18.  Northeast Harbor to Eagle Lake

19.  Bar Harbor to Jordan Pond via Three Summits

20.  Eastern Side Traverse

Biking in Acadia

21.  Maple Spring–Hadlock Brook Loop

22.  Hio Fire Road

23.  Witch Hole Pond and Paradise Hill

24.  Seal Cove Pond–Western Mountain Loop

25.  Long Pond Fire Road

26.  Amphitheater Loop

27.  Echo Lake to Seal Cove Pond

28.  Aunt Betty Pond Loop

29.  Eagle Lake Loop

30.  Bar Harbor to Ocean Drive Loop

31.  Bar Harbor to Jordan Pond via Eagle Lake

32.  Day Mountain

33.  Jordan Pond–Bubble Pond Loop

34.  Giant Slide Loop

35.  Around the Mountain Loop

36.  Around the Mountain II

Quiet Water Paddling Acadia’s Inland Waters

37.  Little Long Pond

38.  Echo Lake

39.  Jordan Pond

40.  Long Pond, South End

41.  Seal Cove Pond

42.  Northeast Creek

43.  Eagle Lake

44.  Long Pond, North End

Sea Kayaking Acadia’s Coastal Waters

45.  Mount Desert Narrows

46.  Frenchman Bay and the Porcupine Islands

47.  Sutton and Bear Islands

48.  Somes Sound

49.  Seal Cove to Pretty Marsh

50.  Cranberry Islands

Essays

Leave the Snakebite Kit at Home

Impressive Speed: The Peregrine Falcon

Family Adventure in Acadia

Cairns

A Forest and a Wetland in One?

The Great Fire of 1947

The Subalpine Zone

Twisted Pines

The Boreal Forest

White-Tailed Deer Facts

Early Human History of Mount Desert Island

Acadia’s Mosaic Forest

Lichens

Road Trips

Frogs and Turtles

Echo Lake Camp

Granite Domes and Glacial Lakes

Airborne Enemies: Bald Eagles and Ospreys

Beaver: Acadia’s Rodent Corps of Engineers

Loon or Cormorant?

Humpback Whales

Tourism and the Creation of Acadia National Park

Fog

What Is a Fiord?

Harbor Seals and Porpoises

Intertidal Zones

Appendix A

Trail guide-like descriptions of all the maintained and officially designated trails in Acadia NP.

Appendix B

The Other Acadia: The Schoodic Peninsula and Isle au Haut

Appendix C

Boat Trips

Appendix D

Lodging and campgrounds

Appendix E

Outfitters

Appendix F

Other activities, such as museums and theaters

Appendix G

Recommended reading

Appendix H

Conservation and Recreation Organizations

Index

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2013

    A Complete Guide for an active vacation

    I love how this book not only has hikes, but paddling and biking too so you have a complete guide for your active vacation. Its also nice that they do but some history about the land also in the book in between hikes. I would definately recommend this book for people visiting the park included also is a map so you dont have to buy one separately.

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