Guide to Sea Kayaking in Maine Guide Book

by Shelley Johnson & Vaughan Smith (The Globe Pequot Press)
Guide to Sea Kayaking in Maine  by Shelley Johnson & Vaughan Smith

228pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 0762707461

This guide lets kayakers of all skill levels explore 40 trips along the Maine Coast including Casco Bay, Mount Desert Island, Camden, Castine, Deer Isle Archipelago, and Great Wass Island. Inside you'll find information on trip planning, safety guidelines, weather & tides, and camping, lodging, & restaurants. Each trip includes launch points, detailed route descriptions & maps, and what to see along the way.

© Shelley Johnson and Vaughan Smith/The Globe Pequot Press. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Guide to Sea Kayaking in Maine" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 40.
... Preview: With the Porcupines—Long, Burnt, Bald, and Sheep—sit just to the east of Bar Harbor and feature impressive and many-hued geological formations with fascinating shapes and textures that speak of glacia ... From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking in Maine"
Bar Harbor, ME - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 13
... Preview: The Sheepscot River and its backwaters are picturesque and offer hours of exploring, though there are few public access points for a leg stretch or pit stop. You’ll need to avoid the strong tidal runs ... From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking in Maine"
Five Islands, ME - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 12
... Preview: From the bustling harbor of Belfast, you can observe the myriad activities of the town’s waterfront. This is a working town overlaid with tourist amenities and a Main Street that is often pure funky. ... From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking in Maine"
Belfast, ME - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: Exploring Blue Hill Harbor and the surrounding waters makes for a full day or afternoon of relaxed paddling in a relatively protected area. There are pleasant views in every direction, and the shoreli ... From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking in Maine"
Blue Hill, ME - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 8.5
... Preview: Colonial Fort Pemaquid, a state park and museum, overlooks Pemaquid Harbor and sits across Johns Bay from South Bristol. The fort (actually the site of several forts built over the years from 1630 to ... From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking in Maine"
Bristol, ME - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: It is always a pleasant surprise when you can find quiet places to explore close to a large population center. As you listen to the sounds of traffic recede with each paddle stroke, you can’t help but ... From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking in Maine"
Yarmouth, ME - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 15
... Preview: Crowley Island is a large inhabited island just west of Jonesport. Bounded on the west by the West River and on the east by the Indian River, it can offer hours of protected paddling and even a circum ... From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking in Maine"
Jonesport, ME - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 9
... Preview: Part of a rich and varied ecosystem, the Damariscotta River is a wonderful place to explore by sea kayak. On one trip we observed a pair of bald eagles, a nesting pair of ospreys, several species of g ... From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking in Maine"
Damariscotta, ME - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: The Deer Isle Archipelago offers the largest number of public-access islands and some of the best paddling on the Maine coast. The choices are often overwhelming— and the boat traffic and island use c ... From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking in Maine"
Stonington, ME - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: Eagle Island was once the summer home of Arctic explorer Admiral Robert Peary. It is now a historic site maintained by the state and open to the public during daylight hours. There is a cottage furnis ... From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking in Maine"
Brunswick, ME - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: The Reach is an impressive stretch of water that runs northwest–southeast from Cape Rosier to Naskeag Point. You’ll find very few places to pull out in the Reach itself, except for several islands at ... From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking in Maine"
Brooksville, ME - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: This short, limited jaunt from the Roque Bluffs beach can only be undertaken on the upper half of the tide, but it’s a very nice paddle nonetheless. It offers great wind protection and is rich in bird ... From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking in Maine"
Jonesport, ME - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: One of the most interesting sites to visit is Fort Gorges, which sits just over a mile from the Eastern Promenade. The fascinating remains of this fort, construction of which was begun in 1848, are ow ... From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking in Maine"
Portland, ME - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 4.5
... Preview: This pleasant trip can include exploring Fort Point State Park on foot and a picnic. Fort Point State Park is a well-maintained site at the eastern end of Cape Jellison adjacent to Stockton Springs. ... From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking in Maine"
Stockton Springs, ME - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: Muscongus Bay has become a very popular sea kayaking area over the last ten years. The cluster of public islands on the western side of the bay is almost always full of campers during the summer month ... From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking in Maine"
Friendship, ME - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 8.5
... Preview: More than fifty islands make up the Great Wass Archipelago that sits off the Jonesport Peninsula. Many of these islands host the southern extreme of some species’ ranges, providing invaluable nesting ... From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking in Maine"
Jonesport, ME - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: This is a beautiful and varied day of paddling, but it should be undertaken only under good visibility. If the fog clamps down on you, it is best to hug the nearest known shoreline and pick your way b ... From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking in Maine"
Jonesport, ME - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 9
... Preview: These waters are amazingly quiet, because the abundant mudflats and shallow areas are not inviting to many other boaters. However, it does serve as an invitation to a wide variety of birds that feed a ... From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking in Maine"
Freeport, ME - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 19
... Preview: Sitting just south of Dice Head and Castine Harbor, the Holbrook Island Sanctuary is a unique site that offers island access and mainland foot trails for hours of exploring. The mainland facilities in ... From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking in Maine"
Castine, ME - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: This is a destination paddle to the shores of Jewell Island, a popular public island about 8 miles out from Portland launch sites. There is lots to explore on this impressive island with its observati ... From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking in Maine"
Portland, ME - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 16

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