Discover Maine Guide Book

by Ty Wivell (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)
Discover Maine  by Ty Wivell

328pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 1929173709

This new multi-sport guide is packed with insider information on the best outdoor adventures in the Pine Tree State. Designed especially for outdoor travelers, Discover Maine describes more than 55 hiking, biking, paddling, and sea kayaking trips from the southern coast and Downeast to the North Woods and beyond. Hike in Baxter State Park, bike in the Camden Hills, paddle the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, kayak on Cisco Bay, and more – it’s all here in the easy-to-use guide. You’ll even learn about Maine’s natural and cultural history, including its sporting camp tradition. Whether you’re planning a day trip or a weeklong visit, Discover Maine is a must for anyone seeking adventure in Maine.

© 2006 Ty Wivell/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Discover Maine" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 58.
... Preview: This ride has it all: three waterfalls, mountain and ocean views, and seven major bridge crossings. It is not clear which mountain the person who named this loop had in mind, for it actually loops aro ... From the guidebook "Discover Maine"
Seal Harbor, ME - Cross-Country Skiing,Mountain Biking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 12
... Preview: An outstanding beginner/intermediate ride on terrain dedicated to mountain biking. If you love mountain biking, a trip to Back Country Excursions is a must do. Since 1991, the folks at BCE have devote ... From the guidebook "Discover Maine"
Parsonsfield, ME - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: An excellent summit hike to open ledges with magnificent views overlooking Penobscot Bay. Bald Rock Mountain’s open, ledgy summit provides some of the best views within Camden Hills State Park. On a c ... From the guidebook "Discover Maine"
Camden, ME - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.6
... Preview: Exploring the pristine wilderness of Maine’s flagship state park on two wheels. Exploring Baxter State Park on two wheels is an interesting way to enjoy this pristine wilderness setting. Although bicy ... From the guidebook "Discover Maine"
New City, ME - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 41
... Preview: A fantastic ridge hike along the Appalachian Trail within one of Maine’s most prominent and beautiful wilderness preserves. The circuit hike described here is rated “difficult” both for its overall le ... From the guidebook "Discover Maine"
Bigelow, ME - Hiking - Trail Length: 12
... Preview: An enjoyable hike through old growth forest to an Audubon Nature Center followed by a steep scramble to an open summit with impressive views. Beautiful Borestone Mountain is a hidden jewel at the sout ... From the guidebook "Discover Maine"
Bodfish, ME - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: Fun, challenging riding, minutes from downtown Freeport, with excellent trails and beautiful summit views. Bradbury Mountain was one of Maine’s original state parks and the first to welcome mountain b ... From the guidebook "Discover Maine"
Pownal Center, ME - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 6.5
... Preview: A relaxing paddle on a beautiful, quiet bog within the Saco River watershed. Brownfield Bog is a wonderful place to float among island hummocks, wander through weedy channels, or simply drift and pond ... From the guidebook "Discover Maine"
Brownfield, ME - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: An enjoyable hike and scramble to an open summit with panoramic views. This short but challenging hike ascends the eastern spur of Burnt Meadow Mountain to its exposed north peak. The trail climbs ste ... From the guidebook "Discover Maine"
Brownfield, ME - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.4
... Preview: A relatively long hike over open ledges to the summit of Mount Desert Island’s highest mountain. There are great views during most of this hike. Although this hike is not a loop, the south ridge of Ca ... From the guidebook "Discover Maine"
Acadia National Park, ME - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: A great ride through the heart of the park on a challenging multi-use trail, with a difficult section of single-track. Mountain biking is a great way to enjoy Camden Hills State Park. The Multi-use Tr ... From the guidebook "Discover Maine"
Camden, ME - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 10.5
... Preview: An exceptional coastal paddle and island tour. The Cape Porpoise Archipelago is an exceptionally beautiful cluster of small islands surrounding one of Southern Maine’s most picturesque fishing harbors ... From the guidebook "Discover Maine"
Cape Porpoise, ME - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: A beautiful ride along the Carrabassett River on an easygoing rail-trail, with an option for a longer backcountry excursion through the Bigelow Preserve. If there is a prettier, more peaceful place to ... From the guidebook "Discover Maine"
Carrabassett Valley, ME - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 19
... Preview: A spectacular introduction to kayaking the Maine coast. This trip is tide-dependent. At low tide, Chauncey Creek and the channel through the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge are impassable. Aim ... From the guidebook "Discover Maine"
Kittery, ME - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 8.5
... Preview: An exceptional paddle through the “boiling tides” of one of the state’s most remote, wild, and beautiful bays. This trip explores the western reach of Cobscook Bay, one of the most beautiful and impos ... From the guidebook "Discover Maine"
Whiting, ME - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: A paddle through a chain of lakes in a pristine wilderness watershed at the foot of Mount Katahdin. The Debsconeag chain of lakes lay at the foot of Mount Katahdin amid a pristine wilderness watershed ... From the guidebook "Discover Maine"
Millinocket, ME - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
... Preview: An island-to-island tour of Maine’s premiere kayaking destination. Boat traffic and fog are the principal safety issues to consider when paddling here. The Deer Island Thorofare is utilized by a var ... From the guidebook "Discover Maine"
Stonington, ME - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: A pleasant paddle on a deep, clear-water pond with sandy beaches and access to panoramic views atop nearby peaks. The 15,000-acre Donnell Pond Reserve is one of 29 Public Reserve Lands spread across M ... From the guidebook "Discover Maine"
Franklin, ME - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: A short paddle to a beautiful island and the former summer home of Arctic explorer Admiral Robert Peary. Long before setting his sights on the North Pole, famed explorer Robert E. Peary became captiva ... From the guidebook "Discover Maine"
South Harpswell, ME - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: A moderate paddle on a scenic lake with mountain views and wild shorelines. Eagle Lake is the largest lake on the eastern side of Mount Desert Island and is a popular spot due to its proximity to Bar ... From the guidebook "Discover Maine"
Hulls Cove, ME - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 4