Synopses & Reviews
The most trustworthy and reliable guidebook to the vacationland of Maine has been revised and updated once again! With fresh recommendations for restaurants, accommodations, shopping, and recreation; all the traveler's resources and information you'd otherwise have to glean from countless Web sites and brochures; leads on local celebrations and festivals, the best seafood shacks, cutting-edge art galleries, adventurous excursions--you'll find everything you need in Explorer's Guide, just as you have for the last thirty years. Explorer's Guides give travelers the tools and knowledge they need to discover every corner of a state. Whether you're looking for the perfect traditional Maine sporting camp, an outfitter to guide a rafting trip, trailheads, artists' colonies, historic homes, or museums, this most comprehensive guide to the state has all the answers. An alphabetical "What's Where" section explains everything from the Abenaki and blueberrying to summer theater and windjammers; up-to-date regional and downtown maps help you get around; handy icons point out places of extra value, family- and pet-friendly establishments, wheelchair-accessible sites and businesses, popular wedding venues, and more.
'A classy series with encyclopedic coverage.'--National Geographic Traveler. Now with color highlights inside!
Allagash - the name itself evokes a sense of awe and adventure that only this wilderness area can convey. In Allagash, Gil Gilpatrick skillfully weaves fact and fiction to whisk you back through time on this legendary waterway. The facts in this exciting book is based on careful research - the fiction is based on facts that are known combined with careful speculation of what could have happened.
Anyone thinking about taking an Allagash canoe trip needs this guide. With information about what to take, how much time is needed, where to start, what to do with a vehicle, campsites and much, much more, the reader will start their first trip with information that would take years to accumulate on their own. The equipment and food lists in the book are extensive. They evolved over many years and will cover a variety of tripping situations. This book, along with author Gil Gilpatricks book The Allagash Journey, will make the reader an Allagash expert the first time out.
The Swiss Army knife of guidebooks, this is the standard that all other Maine travel guides are judged by. This bestseller continues to expand and has more than 25 maps. New color highlights make it easier to find the info you need:
- Activities jump off the page
- Find lodging, dining--and more-- town by town at a glance
- Helpful hints such as community information and local guidance are easier than ever to see!
- Highlights stand out
"As essential as a Swiss Army Knife in the north woods or a compass on the coast . . . thoughtfully organized, easy to use, sparing with soaring description and wonderfully profligate with minor details."--Wayne Curtis,
About the Author
Christina Tree is a travel writer for the Boston Globe and defined the Explorer's Guides high standards more than 30 years ago. She is an award-winning member of the Society for American Travel Writers. Her books include Explorer's Guide Maine. She lives in Cambridge, MA.Nancy English writes food and travel stories for The Boston Globe and the Portland Press Telegram and is the restaurant reviewer for the Maine Sunday Telegram. She writes essays for Yankee Magazine, After the Sun magazine, and articles for Portland Monthly. She is also the author of Chow Maine, Explorer's Guide Maine, and Explorer's Guide Maine Coast & Islands. She lives in Portland, Maine.