Moon Maine

Sixth Edition, June 2014
Pages: 704

Price: $21.99 USD
ISBN: 9781612387529

Price: $9.99 USD
ISBN: 9781612388380

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 like Microbrews of Maine. 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
    • The Lobster Experience
    • Lighthouses, Lobster, and L.L. Bean
    • Fall Foliage
    • Off the Beaten Track
    • The Adventure Decathlon
Explore what Maine has to offer.

Recommendations for the top sights, recreation, entertainment, hotels, and food in:

    • Southern Coast including Kittery, the Berwicks, 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 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, Islands near Mount Desert, and Schoodic Peninsula
    • The Down East Coast including Milbridge, Jonesport and Beals Area, Machias Bay Area, Lubec, 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 Solon to Jackman
    • Western Lakes and Mountains including Farmington Area, Sugarloaf Area, Rangeley Lakes Area, Bethel and Vicinity, Fryeburg Area, Cornish, Sebago and Long Lakes, Poland Spring, Oxford Hills, and Lewiston and Auburn

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.

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