College of the Atlantic Guide to the Lakes and Ponds of Mt. Desert

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Newlin, William V. P.

Full of useful tips and ideas for fun activities and hikes, this colorful guide provides a new look at Mt. Desert Island, focusing and its hidden--and often forgotten--lakes and ponds and is an excellent and valuable resource for
vacationers and local adventurers alike.

Mt. Desert Island, located off the coast of Maine, is blessed with more than twenty-five lakes and forty streams, but most visitors to the island are attracted by its granite coast and never get to explore "the lake country." This one-of-a-kind guide is designed to give visitors the tools they need to get the most of this remarkable feature of Mt. Desert. Author and longtime island summer resident William V.P. Newlin offers tips on what lakes are best for activities like boating, swimming, fishing, hiking, biking, and picnicking and provides readers the specific details they will need to make the
most of their visit. Just where do you launch your kayak? Where are the best picnic rocks? What fish are available? Included are beautiful photos and illustrations, detailed, full-color maps, and informative sidebars that fill the reader in on interesting bits of natural history and local lore.
LARGE MARKET- The Acadia National Park administration estimates that the park received
2.5 million visitors in 2010, making it the ninth most visited national park in the country.
ORIGINAL PERSPECTIVE- Offers a new look at a favorite vacationing spot as it focuses more on the lakes and ponds than on the beach aspect of the island. VACATION PLANNING RESOURCE- The perfect guide to help readers plan for their visit to Mt. Desert Island.

ISBN: 9781583947975

336 pages Paperback or Softback

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