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AMC's Best Day Hikes Along the Maine Coast

Four-Season Guide to 50 of the Best Trails from the Maine Beaches to Downeast

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.



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Carey M. Kish

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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.

Additional Information

Author Carey M. Kish
About the Author

Carey Michael Kish has been exploring the hiking trails along the coast and in the mountains of Maine for more than four decades. Carey is a freelance outdoors and travel writer and photographer, editor of AMC’s Maine Mountain Guide and the AMC Maine Chapter’s Wilderness Matters, and writes a regular hiking and camping column for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram. His writing and images have also appeared in a variety of online and print publications, including AMC Outdoors magazine. A Registered Maine Guide and Wilderness First Responder, Carey has thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail and completed more than two dozen other long-distance backpacking treks in the US, Canada, and Europe. Carey lives in Southwest Harbor, Maine, on the edge of Acadia National Park with his wife, Fran, two cats, and a mountain of well-used outdoor gear.

Endorsements

AMC's Best Day Hikes Along the Maine Coast is enthusiastically written, thoroughly researched, and a pleasure to read. Carey Kish does a terrific job selecting and describing A-list trips and offers excellent advice on hiking safely and responsibly. Carey’s insightful expertise combined with intriguing bits of local knowledge make this book a must-read for any coastal hiker.”

—Steve Spencer, Stewardship Director, Damariscotta River Association

Region Maine
Activity Hiking
Publisher Appalachian Mountain Club Books
Edition 1st Edition (2015)
Format Paperback
Dimensions 6 x 9 inches, 304 pages
ISBN-13 9781934028926

Endorsements

AMC's Best Day Hikes Along the Maine Coast is enthusiastically written, thoroughly researched, and a pleasure to read. Carey Kish does a terrific job selecting and describing A-list trips and offers excellent advice on hiking safely and responsibly. Carey’s insightful expertise combined with intriguing bits of local knowledge make this book a must-read for any coastal hiker.”

—Steve Spencer, Stewardship Director, Damariscotta River Association

About the Author

Carey Michael Kish has been exploring the hiking trails along the coast and in the mountains of Maine for more than four decades. Carey is a freelance outdoors and travel writer and photographer, editor of AMC’s Maine Mountain Guide and the AMC Maine Chapter’s Wilderness Matters, and writes a regular hiking and camping column for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram. His writing and images have also appeared in a variety of online and print publications, including AMC Outdoors magazine. A Registered Maine Guide and Wilderness First Responder, Carey has thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail and completed more than two dozen other long-distance backpacking treks in the US, Canada, and Europe. Carey lives in Southwest Harbor, Maine, on the edge of Acadia National Park with his wife, Fran, two cats, and a mountain of well-used outdoor gear.

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