Travel just a few miles beyond Acadia National Park and you will find a little known and seldom visited patchwork of quaint fishing villages, rocky coastlines, wild blueberry fields, and vast stretches of forestland reaching all the way to the Canadian border, a hundred miles away. Beyond Acadia: Exploring the Bold Coast of Down East Maine is a travel guide that brings together, for the first time, the amazing opportunities to enjoy a day or a week in Down East Maine, leaving the crowds and traffic of Acadia National Park and Mount
Desert Island behind.
Here you will find trails on The Bold Coast overlooking cliffs that plunge a hundred feet to the crashing surf below, quiet country roads winding through the forest, picturesque villages, art galleries, breweries, wineries, farm stands, campgrounds and inns. What you won’t find are t-shirt shops, traffic jams, or overcrowded hiking trails.
Beyond Acadia is an engaging and informative guide to this relatively undiscovered area east of Ellsworth and Winter Harbor, stretching to the Canadian border. Compelling photos, clear maps and an easy to understand format will make the book indispensable for people who long to take their Maine experience “beyond Acadia,” both literally and figuratively.
Rich Bard has worked as a wildlife biologist and been involved with land trusts and conservation organizations around Maine. He is currently the director of the Scarborough Land Trust.