The best of the best all along Maine’s magnificent coastline.
The Maine coast is longer, more varied, and more accessible than you might think, covering 7,000 miles if you count the islands. How will you find the best recreation, lodging, and dining options in all that territory? Explorer's Guide Maine Coast & Islands, Key to a Great Destination is by the same trusted team behind Explorer’s Guide Maine, the most comprehensive guidebook available to the state and a bestseller for more than 20 years. Not an abridged version of that book, this is a completely unique guide to Maine’s dramatic, iconic coast and islands. It provides only the best options availableplaces chosen by two of the most savvy and knowledgeable travel writers writing about Maine today.
About the Author
Nancy English's food and travel writing has appeared in several New England newspapers and magazines. She was the restaurant reviewer for the Maine Sunday Telegram for six years.
Christina Tree launched the Explorer’s Guide series more than 30 years ago. She is a regular contributor to Yankee Magazine and has been honored by the Maine Publicity Bureau and the New England Innkeepers Association. Tree travels thousands of miles every year doing research to revise her books. She lives in Cambridge, MA.
Table of Contents
Basics: Lay of the Land: Water, Water Everywhere 9
Sense of Place: Natural and Human History 37
1 South Coast: Including the Yorks, Kittery, Ogunquit, Wells, and the Kennebunks 47
2 Portland Region: Including Freeport, Old Orchard Beach, Peaks Island, and Chebeague 69
3 Brunswick/Bath Region: Including the Harpswells, Phippsburg Peninsula, and Georgetown Peninsula 93
4 Damariscotta/Boothbay Region: Including Wiscasset and the Pemaquid Peninsula 113
5 Rockland Region: Including the Islands of Monhegan, Vinalhaven, North Haven, and Matinicus 135
6 Camden to Bucksport: Including Rockport, Belfast, Searsport, and Isleboro 153
7 East Penobscot Bay: Including the Blue Hill Peninsula, Deer Isle, and Isle au Haut 167
8 Acadia Area: Mount Desert and the Schoodic Peninsula Including Ellsworth, Bar Harbor, Hancock, the Cranberry Islands, Swan's Island, and Frenchboro 185
9 Way Down East: Washington County and Campobello Island Including Milbridge, Cherryfield, Machias, Eastport, and Lubec 209