Experience the best of Maine’s spruce-studded islands, classic shoreline villages, and rugged character with Moon Coastal Maine. Inside you’ll find:
Strategic, flexible itineraries like a long weekend Down East, five days in Acadia, and a two-week road trip, designed for history buffs, foodies, beach-goers, outdoor adventurers, and more
Must-see highlights and unique experiences: Bike through timberland forests or take a lighthouse cruise down the Kennebec River. Sample wild blueberries, farmstead cheeses, and preserves from roadside farm stands, find the best beachfront lobster shack, or mingle with locals over a “chowdah suppah.” Discover maritime history in a traditional fishing village or explore pedestrian-only islands packed with hiking trails. Watch the boats sway in a quiet harbor, unwind on a sandy pocket beach sandwiched between two headlands, or immerse yourself in the secluded wilderness of Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park
Honest insight from Maine native Hilary Nangle on when to go, where to eat, and where to stay, from budget campgrounds to historic inns
Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout
Recommendations for getting there and getting around by plane, car, train, or bus
Thorough background on the culture, environment, wildlife, and history
With Moon’s practical tips and local know-how, you can experience the best of coastal Maine.
Exploring inland? Try Moon Maine. Hitting the road? Check out Moon New England Road Trip.
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