AMC's Best Day Hikes Along the Maine Coast

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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