Few places offer such diversity as Acadia National Park. You can discover the coast's countless islands, each one distinct from the other, watch the sun set from atop Blue Mountain, stroll through the charming village of Castine, stretch out on the beach at Lamoine State Park, or hang out on the fisherman's wharves in Stonington or Corea. Expert travel writer Hilary Nangle helps you have a truly personal experience in this beautiful region. Suggested travel strategies and lists of must-see sights provide you with the real insights so you can decide where you should go, stay, and eatwithout hassles or regrets. Hilary details where to hike, paddle, bike, climb, ski, snowshoe, and picnic. Complete with maps, photographs, illustrations, and special emphasis on leading destinations such as Mount Desert Island, Schoodic Peninsula, Isle au Haut, Donnell Pond Public Reserved Lands, the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge at Petit Manan, and outlying towns.
Hilary Nangle has worked as an editor for the North American Pro Ski tour, managing editor for a food trade publication, and features editor for a daily newspaper. Presently, she is a freelance writer/editor. She edits the state's tourism magazine, "Maine Invites You;" has contributed to numerous magazines, newspapers, and dozens of guidebooks; and is a travel expert for a local television show. In 2003, she won a Harold Hirsch award for magazine writing. Hilary grew up in Greater Portland, but she's been migrating up the coast ever since, and now calls the Mid-Coast home. She lives with her husband, photographer Tom Nangle, and an oversized dog, Zack, both of whom share her passions for coastal walks and Maine-made ice cream.