Books About Acadia

Books about Acadia

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Discover Acadia National Park: AMC Guide to the Best Hiking, Biking, and Paddling
by Jerry Monkman, Marcy Monkman

Here is your ultimate guide to outdoor adventure in Acadia National Park. Published by the Northeast’s oldest and largest outdoor club, this completely updated guide features 50 of the best hiking, biking, and paddling trips on Mt. Desert Island, Isle au Haut, and the Schoodic Peninsula.  A full-color, pull-out, contour map shows every hiking trail in the park, as well as carriage roads, park roads, paddling launch sites, and shuttle bus stops.

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Acadia: The Complete Guide: Mt. Desert Island and Acadia National Park
by James Kaiser

With a large number of beautiful, high-quality color photographs, this guide is as inspirational as a coffee table book but also supplies us with maps, travel tips, and extensive listings.  Written by a Maine native, the listings point out the best spots for eating, shopping, and lodging in the towns and villages of the area, and carefully researched chapters on history, geology, and wildlife beckon travelers to hike, camp, and kayak in the unspoiled wild areas of the park.

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Hiking, Biking, and Paddling Map to Acadia National Park
by Appalachian Mountain Club Books

Hikers, cyclists, and paddlers will make the most of their trip to Acadia National Park with this completely updated recreation map in waterproof, tear-resistant Tyvek. Detailing every walking and hiking trail in the park, as well as the Park Loop Road, the Carriage Road boat access, and -- new to this version--shuttle bus stops, this full-color, GIS-rendered topographic map is the ultimate pocket-size resource for exploring Maine's popular park.

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Park Loop Road: A Guide to Acadia National Park's Scenic Byway
by Robert Alan Thayer, Bob Thayer

From the steep granite headlands with their powerful displays of thunderous surf, to the rounded mountaintops rising above fragrant balsam forest, Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park offer a remarkable diversity of natural and human history. Acadia's twenty-one-mile Park Loop Road was designed in the 1930s by noted landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead Jr. to "lead one through a series of visual experiences." This book guides the visitor, through the unparalleled scenic beauty, dramatic geology, and historic importance of the Loop Road.

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Mount Desert Island (Images of America Series)
by Earle G. Shettleworth, Lydia B. Vandenbergh

In the 1850s, about two thousand residents made Mount Desert Island their home, living off the sea and land with few visitors. By World War I, the island had become a destination for summer tourists. This book, with more than two hundred photographs selected from eleven collections, illustrates the transition of Somesville, Southwest Harbor, and Northeast Harbor as they evolved from isolated fishing and shipbuilding hamlets to meccas for Victorian summer visitors, a Who's Who of academia and theology. 

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Dishing Up Maine: 165 Recipes That Capture Authentic Down East Flavors
by Brooke Dojny, Scott Dorrance (Photographer)

Food writer Brooke Dojny counts herself among those who love the cooking of Maine. Lobster stews, salads, and pies; steamed mussels and fried clams; oven-roasted cod and seared halibut are just a few of the traditional fish dishes, so simple to make at home, that are represented here.  Dojny’s tribute boasts 165 recipes in all, including a sweet nod to those famous wild blueberries in pancakes, muffins, pies, scones, and other baked goods.

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Recipes from a Very Small Island
by Linda Greenlaw, Martha Greenlaw

Packed with colorful anecdotes about seaside life and brimming with more than seventy-five delicious recipes ranging from Penobscot Bay Clam Dip and Point Lookout Lobster Salad to Fishermen's Beef with Guinness, Down East Crab Cakes, and Maine Blueberry Pie, this collection showcases the talents and idiosyncratic charms of the Greenlaw family, as well as the delicious cuisine of coastal New England. 

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The Lobster Chronicles: Life on a Very Small Island
by Linda Greenlaw

Linda Greenlaw, a bestselling author and Boston magazine's "most intriguing woman of 1997," offers this memorable account of her first year aboard oceangoing lobster boats as a novice Maine lobsterman from Isle au Haut, a tiny island on the eastern fringe of Penobscot Bay.  Readers will be pleased by this book's seamless blend of real-life adventure and stories of close-knit community.

 
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