Quiet Water Maine: Canoe and Kayak Guide

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This completely revised edition of AMC's best-selling Quiet Water guide reveals more than 100 spectacular ponds, lakes, and rivers in Maine ideally suited for canoeing and kayaking. From marshy coves and crystal-clear lakes to winding inlet channels and pine-tree-edged ponds, this updated guide provides paddlers access to unique water adventures. Each trip includes directions, parking, and launch information; a detailed tour description with time, distance, and difficulty; and special natural features including ...

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Overview

This completely revised edition of AMC's best-selling Quiet Water guide reveals more than 100 spectacular ponds, lakes, and rivers in Maine ideally suited for canoeing and kayaking. From marshy coves and crystal-clear lakes to winding inlet channels and pine-tree-edged ponds, this updated guide provides paddlers access to unique water adventures. Each trip includes directions, parking, and launch information; a detailed tour description with time, distance, and difficulty; and special natural features including notes about the flora and fauna you will discover along the way. Beginners and experienced paddlers, birdwatchers and anglers, families with children - all will appreciate this user-friendly, comprehensive guide to Maine's best quiet water.

Special features include:

* 84 spectacular calm-water trips - including 6 new destinations
* Driving, parking, and put-in directions
* Descriptions and maps of each lake, pond, and river
* In-depth nature essays
* At-a-glance summaries of tour details, including prominent fish species
* Locator maps and Trip Planner to help identify the best paddles for you

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781929173655
  • Publisher: Appalachian Mountain Club Books MA
  • Publication date: 4/1/2005
  • Series: AMC Quiet Water Series Series
  • Edition description: Second
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 486,260
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Alex Wilson is an avid canoeist and naturalist. He is the publisher of Environmental Building News.

John Hayes has spent years exploring the quiet waters of New England.

Together they have written Quiet Water paddling guides for New Hampshire/Vermont, Massachusetts/Connecticut/Rhode Island, and New York.

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Table of Contents

Map Legend xi
Preface to the Second Edition xii
Introduction to Quietwater Paddling xiv
Safety, Equipment, and Technique xvi
How to Use This Book xx
Stewardship and Conservation xxi
Southern Maine 1
1 Salmon Falls River 2
2 Shapleigh, Smarts, and Hansen Ponds 5
3 Estes Lake 8
4 Mousam River 10
5 Scarborough Marsh 12
6 Hollis Center Arm of the Saco River 15
7 Lower Range Pond 17
Midcoast 21
8 Runaround Pond 22
9 Nequasset Lake 25
10 Dresden Bog 28
11 Duckpuddle Pond 32
12 Dyer Long Pond and Musquash Pond 36
13 Hutchinson Pond and Jimmie Pond 39
14 Lower Togus Pond 42
15 Turner Pond 45
16 Stevens Pond 48
17 Branch Pond 51
18 Sandy Pond 53
19 Carlton Pond and Carlton Bog 55
20 Douglas Pond 58
Downeast 61
21 Silver Lake 62
22 Wight Pond 68
23 Mount Desert Island 71
24 Jones Pond 80
25 Donnell Pond 82
26 Scammon Pond 85
27 Bog Brook Flowage 92
28 Great Pond 95
29 Mopang Lakes 97
30 Rocky and Second Lakes 100
31 Rocky Lake II 104
32 Josh Pond and Josh Stream 107
33 First, Second, and Third Chain Lakes 109
34 Clifford Lake and Silver Pug Lake 112
35 Bearce Lake 115
36 Pocomoonshine, Mud, and Crawford Lakes 118
37 Big Lake, Clifford Stream, Little River, and Little Musquash Stream 123
38 Big Musquash Stream 126
39 Third Machias Lake 132
40 Nicatous Lake 135
41 Fourth Machias Lake 138
42 Pocumcus, Junior, and Sysladobsis Lakes 141
43 Scraggly Lake (Southern) and Pleasant Lake 147
44 Cold Stream 150
45 Folsom, Crooked, and Upper Ponds 153
Western Lakes & Mountains 157
46 Brownfield Bog 158
47 Pleasant Pond 161
48 Kezar Pond 164
49 Five Kezar Ponds 167
50 Horseshoe Pond 170
51 Virginia Lake 172
52 North Pond 174
53 Bunganock Pond and Brook 177
54 Parker Pond 180
55 Umbagog Lake 183
56 Upper and Lower Richardson Lake 188
57 Flagstaff Lake 191
58 Gilman Pond 196
59 Pierce Pond and Upper Pierce Pond 199
60 Spencer Lake and Fish Pond 202
61 Attean Pond, Holeb Pond, and Moose River Bow Trip 205
Greater Moosehead Lake & 100-Mile Wilderness 211
62 Bald Mountain Pond 212
63 Indian Pond 215
64 Branns Mill Pond 218
65 Prong Pond 221
66 Seboeis Lake 224
67 Third and Fourth Roach Ponds 230
68 Long Pond 233
69 Jo-Mary Lakes (Middle, Lower, and Turkey Tail) 237
70 Debsconeag Lakes 241
71 Upper and Lower Togue Ponds and Abol Pond 249
72 Lobster Lake 252
73 Canada Falls Lake 256
Northern Maine 259
74 Chesuncook Lake and West Branch Penobscot River 260
75 Loon Lake, Big Hurd Pond, and Little Hurd Pond 265
76 Caucomgomoc Lake and Rowe, Round, Daggett, and Poland Ponds 269
77 South Branch Ponds 274
78 Grand Lake Matagamon 277
79 Scraggly Lake (Northern) 282
80 Sawtelle Deadwater 285
81 Crooked Brook Flowage 288
82 Mattawamkeag Lake 290
83 Allagash Lake and Johnson Pond 293
84 Deboullie, Pushineer, Gardner, and Togue Ponds 297
Nature Essays
The Spectacular Wood Duck 30
Bald Eagle 65
Geologic History of Mount Desert Island 79
Carnivorous Plants 88
Blackflies and Mosquitoes 128
The Playful River Otter 194
Moose 228
The Maine Woods 246
The Loon 280
Appendix Leave No Trace 301
Index to Bodies of Water 302
Get Out & Get Active with the AMC 304
AMC Book Updates 305
About the Authors 306
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