By Hilary Nangle
Fifth Edition, June 2011
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Award-winning writer and Maine native Hilary Nangle provides an insider’s view of the Pine Tree State, from the “in” restaurants and grills of Portland to the historic towns and villages of the Acadia Region. Nangle is the perfect tour guide, providing travelers with unique itineraries such as Microbrews of Maine and Lighthouses, Lobster, and L.L. Bean. Packed with information on dining, transportation, and accommodations, Moon Maine has lots of options for a range of travel budgets. Complete with details on white-water rafting on the Kennebec River, sailing near Camden, and camping in Baxter State Park, Moon Maine gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
What’s inside Moon Maine
Enjoy the very best of Maine with these itineraries:
- The Best of Maine
- Maine College Tour
- Foliage Favorites
- Lighthouses, Lobster, and L.L. Bean
- Maine Off the Beaten Track
- Quirky Maine
- Maine Decathlon
Explore what 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 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 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, The Quiet Side, Islands near Mount Desert, and Schoodic Peninsula
- The Down East Coast including Milbridge, Jonesport and Beals Area, Machias Bay Area, Lubec and Vicinity, Campobello Island, Eastport and Vicinity, Calais and Vicinity, and Grand Lake Stream
- Aroostook County including Southern Aroostook County, Central Aroostook County, The St. John Valley, and South from the Peak of the Crown
- Maine Highlands including Millinocket and Vicinity, Baxter State Park, The Allagash and St. John Rivers, Greenville and Vicinity, Dover-Foxcroft Area, Bangor Area, and Orono and Vicinity
- Kennebec and Moose River Region including Augusta and Vicinity, Belgrade Lakes Area, Waterville and Vicinity, Skowhegan Area, and Bingham to Jackman
- Western Lakes and Mountains including Farmington Area, Sugarloaf Area, Rangeley Lakes Area, Bethel and Vicinity, Oxford Hills, Fryeburg Area, Cornish, Sebago and Long Lakes, Poland Spring, Lewiston and Auburn
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 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, 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. To follow Hilary’s travels, visit mainetravelmaven.com.