Buy Moon Acadia National Park
Fifth Edition, June 2015
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Raw, remote, and magical, Maine’s Acadia National Park is a world of natural and cultural gems. Explore Mount Desert Island and beyond, breathe in the pine-scented coastal air, and discover a new kind of serenity with Moon Acadia National Park.
Moon Acadia National Park features:
- Itineraries for every timeline, budget, and travel style, ranging from one day in the park to a two-week road trip
- Full color, vibrant photos and detailed maps
- Strategies for getting to Acadia National Park, avoiding crowds, and exploring its less-visited areas
- Expert tips for travelers looking to hike, cycle, shop, sea-kayak, and more, plus essential tips on the right gear to pack
- The top activities and unique ideas for exploring the park: Pedal Acadia’s famed carriage roads or take a driving tour along the park’s scenic byways. Get out on the water and island-hop by sea kayak, or embark on a whale-watching excursion. Wiggle your toes in the warmth of Sand Beach, hike the remote and refreshing Isle au Haut, or take a romantic horse-drawn carriage to the summit of Day Mountain. Spend a day perusing downtown Bar Harbor, take a dip in Echo Lake, and watch the sunset over a feast of freshly caught Maine lobster
- Local insight from Maine native and Acadia expert Hilary Nangle
- Honest advice on when to go and where to stay near the park, including campgrounds, hotels, B&Bs, and cottages
- Up-to-date information on park fees, passes, and reservations
- In-depth coverage of Acadia on Mount Desert Island, Schoodic Peninsula, Blue Hill Peninsula, Deer Isle, Isle au Haut, Ellsworth, and Trenton
- Additional coverage of Mount Desert Island’s communities, including Bay Harbor, Northeast and Seal Harbors, the Southwest Harbor, Tremont, and islands in Mount Desert’s vicinity
- Recommendations for families, LGBTQ+ travelers, seniors, international visitors, travelers with disabilities, and traveling with pets
- Thorough background on the wildlife, terrain, culture, and history
With Moon Acadia National Park‘s practical tips, myriad activities, and local expertise, you can plan your trip your way.
Despite brief out-of-state interludes for college, 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 whitewater-rafting 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, she drew on her writing skills and began seeking out editorial work. She started out editing pro ski tour publications, and then became a managing editor for a food trade publication and a features editor for a daily newspaper. She currently works as a freelance writer and editor.
Hilary never tires of exploring Maine, always seeking out the offbeat and quirky, and rarely resisting the invitation of a backroad. To her husband’s dismay, she inherited her grandmother’s shopping gene and can’t pass a used-book store, 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, photographer Tom Nangle, and two oversized dogs, all of whom share her passions for long walks and Maine-made ice cream.