Established as the first national park in the eastern United States, Acadia National Park has 120 miles of hiking trails through more than 40,000 acres along the coast of Maine. Fully revised and updated, this edition of Hiking Acadia National Park covers ridge trails, forest paths, oceanside strolls, and cliff climbs for hikers of all ages and abilities.
Look inside to find: • Hikes suited to every ability• Mile-by-mile directional cues• Difficulty ratings, trail contacts, fees/permits, and best hiking seasons • An index of hikes by category —from easy day hikes to hikes to waterfalls • Invaluable trip-planning information, including local lodging and campgrounds• GPS location for each trailhead• GPS-compatible maps of each trail
Dolores Kong and Dan Ring have backpacked all 270 miles of the Appalachian Trail in Maine and have climbed virtually all the peaks that are 4,000 feet and higher in the Northeast. They are members of the White Mountains Four Thousand Footer, the New England Four Thousand Footer, the Adirondack 46Rs, the Northeast 111ers, and the New England Hundred Highest Clubs. A Barnard College graduate, Dolores is a Pulitzer Prize finalist in public service from her previous career as a staff writer at the Boston Globe. A Boston College graduate, Dan is a writer and has been a statehouse bureau chief in Boston for a variety of newspapers. Dan and Dolores are married and live in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire.