If you’re looking for some advice on where to hike in Maine and the rest of New England, take a look at Moon Outdoors’ guide New England Hiking, that will provide you with a synopsis of 400 hikes in these six northeastern states. Her descriptions are aimed at hikers’ interests, such as best hikes for fall foliage viewing, best coastal or is-land hikes, best backpacking hikes, and best hikes for kids.
In our neck of the world the author and outdoors writer Jacqueline Tourville covers 86 of the best hikes in Maine for a variety of skill levels and interests.
She breaks down the real estate into three sections, the North Woods (although that seems to end at the northern end of Baxter State Park), Down East and Western Lakes and Mountains. Each description begins with the mileage, degree of difficulty and expected hiking time, followed by a detailed description of what to expect along the way.
Be sure to read the first section of the guide to get useful information on camping, leave no trace, hiking with children, maps and compass, clothing, food and footwear.
And if you’re headed out of state, the same detailed information on hikes is offered on locations throughout the rest of our New England outdoor neighborhoods.
Moon New England Hiking
Author: Jacqueline Tourville
ISBN: 978-159880-019-7 — Price: $21.95 —Pub date: May 2010 — Fifth edition