Moon Coastal Maine
Including Acadia National Park
By Hilary Nangle
Fifth Edition, June 2013
Price: $19.99 USD
Award-winning writer and Maine native Hilary Nangle offers her unique perspective on this famed stretch of New England coastline, from the gourmet restaurants of Portland to the idyllic island community of Monhegan. Nangle suggests itineraries for great trips, such as “Icons of the Maine Coast” and “Lighthouses, Lobster, and L.L. Bean”. With detailed information on finding deals at outlet stores and eating in the open-air lobster wharves of Penobscot Bay, Moon Coastal Maine gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
What’s inside Moon Coastal Maine
Enjoy the very best of Coastal Maine with these itineraries:
- Best of the Maine Coast
- Off-Season Escapes
- Lighthouses, Lobster, and L.L. Bean
- The Lobster Experience
- Hidden Treasure: Antiques and Junktiques
- Destination Dining
- Garden Delights
Explore what Coastal Maine has to offer.
Recommendations for the top sights, recreation, entertainment, hotels, and food in:
- Southern Coast including Kittery, The Yorks, Ogunquit and Wells, The Kennebunks, and Old Orchard Beach Area
- Greater Portland including Portland, Casco Bay Islands, and Freeport
- Mid-Coast Region including Brunswick Area, Bath Area, Wiscasset Area, Boothbay Peninsula, and Pemaquid Region
- Penobscot Bay including Thomaston Area, Cushing Peninsula, St. George Peninsula, Monhegan Island, Rockland, Vinalhaven and North Haven Islands, Greater Camden, Belfast, Searsport Area, and Bucksport Area
- Blue Hill Peninsula and Deer Isle including Blue Hill, Brooklin, Brooksville, Sedgwick, Castine, and Isle au Haut
- Acadia Region including Ellsworth, Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island, Bar Harbor and Vicinity, Northeast Harbor, Southwest Harbor and Vicinity, Islands Near Mount Desert, and Schoodic Peninsula
- The Down East Coast including Milbridge, Jonesport and Beals Area, Machias Bay Area, Lubec, Camponbello Island, Eastport and Vicinity, Calais and Vicinity
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 editorial work. She started out editing professional ski tour publications, and then became a managing editor for a food trade publication and later 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 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, photographer Tom Nangle, and their oversized dog. Both share her passions for long walks and Maine-made ice cream. To follow Hilary’s travels, visit mainetravelmaven.com.