Moon Coastal Maine: With Acadia National Park: Seaside Getaways, Cycling & Paddling, Scenic Drives (Travel Guide) (Paperback)

Moon Coastal Maine: With Acadia National Park: Seaside Getaways, Cycling & Paddling, Scenic Drives (Travel Guide) By Hilary Nangle Cover Image
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Experience the best of Maine's spruce-studded islands, classic shoreline villages, and rugged character with Moon Coastal Maine. Inside you'll find:
  • Strategic, flexible itineraries like a long weekend Down East, five days in Acadia, and a two-week road trip
  • Must-see highlights and unique experiences: Bike through timberland forests or take a lighthouse cruise down the Kennebec River. Sample wild blueberries, farmstead cheeses, and preserves from roadside farm stands, find the best beachfront lobster shack, or mingle with locals over a "chowdah suppah." Discover maritime history in a traditional fishing village or explore pedestrian-only islands packed with hiking trails. Watch the boats sway in a quiet harbor, unwind on a sandy pocket beach sandwiched between two headlands, or immerse yourself in the secluded wilderness of Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park
  • Honest insight from Maine native Hilary Nangle on when to go, where to eat, and where to stay, from budget campgrounds to historic inns
  • Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout
  • Recommendations for getting there and getting around by plane, car, train, or bus
  • Thorough background on the culture, environment, wildlife, and history
With Moon's practical tips and local know-how, you can experience the best of coastal Maine.

Exploring inland? Try Moon Maine. Hitting the road? Check out Moon New England Road Trip.

About Moon Travel Guides: Moon was founded in 1973 to empower independent, active, and conscious travel. We prioritize local businesses, outdoor recreation, and traveling strategically and sustainably. Moon Travel Guides are written by local, expert authors with great stories to tell—and they can't wait to share their favorite places with you. 

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About the Author


Despite brief out-of-state interludes for college and grad school, and a stint as a ski bum, Hilary Nangle has never been able to resist the lure of her home state. She grew up on Maine's coast, spending much of each winter skiing in the western mountains. Her sense of wanderlust was ignited when she became a Registered Maine Whitewater Guide on the Kennebec River, which gave her a chance to explore the central and northern regions of the state.

When she tired of her parents asking when she was going to get a "real job," Hilary drew on her writing skills and began seeking out editorial work. She started out editing pro ski tour publications, then became a managing editor for a food trade publication and a features editor for a daily newspaper. Now, she freelances professionally for national magazines, newspapers, and websites.

Hilary never tires of exploring Maine, always seeking out the offbeat and quirky, and rarely resisting the invitation of a back road. To her husband's dismay, she inherited her grandmother's shopping gene and can't pass a used bookstore, artisans gallery, or antiques shop without browsing. She's equally curious about food and has never met a lobster she didn't like. Hilary still divides her year between the coast and the mountains, residing with her husband, Tom Nangle, and an oversized dog, both of whom share her passions for long walks and Maine-made ice cream.

For updates between editions and to follow Hilary's travels, visit mainetravelmaven.com.

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Product Details
ISBN: 9781640496552
ISBN-10: 1640496556
Publisher: Moon Travel
Publication Date: December 13th, 2022
Pages: 504
Language: English
Series: Travel Guide