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Maine Birding Trail: The Official Guide to More Than 260 Accessible Sites

by Bob Duchesne Down East Books (June 01, 2009)

This is the authorized guide to the Maine Birding Trail, which opens in 2009. The book features more than 260 sites in Maine and includes bonus material on Campobello and Grand Manan islands. Unlike most guides,...


Official Maine Staycation Manual

by Dena Riegel Down East Books (June 01, 2011)

The Official Maine Staycation Manual is part fun-instigator, part planner, and part resource for anyone spending time in Maine. It’s a combination inspiration and relaxation guide that will help you make the...


Biking Mount Desert Island: Pocket Guide

by Audrey Minutolo-Le Down East Books (April 01, 2012)

With 57 miles of well-tended carriage paths—skirting some of the most beautiful sights on Mount Desert Island and free of automobile traffic—Acadia National park is a very popular destination among bicyclists....


Red's Eats: World's Best Lobster Shack

by Virginia Wright & Debbie Cronk Down East Books (June 01, 2010)

The first and only book about the tiny red phenomenon Red's Eats, where loyal patrons will wait for an hour or more for a rich, succulent lobster roll. Debbie Cronk, whose family has owned Red's Eats for more...


Maine Beaches: Pocket Guide

by Publishers of Down East Down East Books (May 01, 2012)

Maine has dozens of wonderful beaches tucked away in the nooks and crannies of the coast. This handy guide makes 18 of the state's favorite beaches easy to find and includes loads of useful information so you...


The Kid's Guide to Acadia National Park

by Eileen Ogintz Down East Books (April 01, 2019)

Before you plan your family’s next vacation to Maine's Acadia National Park, get some help from a travel professional… and your kids! The Kid’s Guide to Acadia National Park lets the kids help plan your...


Maine Hikes Off the Beaten Path

by Aislinn Sarnacki Down East Books (June 01, 2018)

Whether you’re a visitor or a local looking for something different, Maine Hikes Off the Beaten Path leads you through the Pine Tree State with stunning views along the way--from mountaintops to trails and...


Haunted Maine Lighthouses

by Taryn Plumb Down East Books (September 01, 2018)

What is it about lighthouses that make them bastions of spiritual activity? Built for strength and permanence, they are nonetheless vulnerable, protecting lives yet isolated and remote. Unforgiving of human...


Cooking Maine Style

by Sandra Oliver Down East Books (May 31, 2018)

Marjorie Standish is an iconic figure in the world of traditional New England cooking, known for her popular column, “Cooking Down East” for the Maine Sunday Telegram. She emphasized simple, but good recipes,...


Thoreau's Cape Cod

by Dan Tobyne Down East Books (July 15, 2018)

Beginning in 1849, Henry David Thoreau made four walking tours of Cape Cod. Along the way he recorded his observations on the natural world as well as on the nature of the people he met. His resulting book has...


Urban Archaeology Boston

by Dan Tobyne Down East Books (August 01, 2018)

Cities are constantly changing, constantly under construction, constantly moving forward. But if you know how and where to look, and if you look carefully, much of the past is waiting to be rediscovered beneath...


Paintings of Portland

by Carl Little & David Little Down East Books (June 01, 2018)

The city of Portland and its surroundings, including the islands of Casco Bay, have inspired a wide range of art over the past 200 years. The “city by the sea,” as Longfellow famously called it, has been...


Best Maine Lobster Roll

by Down East Magazine Down East Books (June 30, 2018)

What’s for lunch when you’re in Maine in the summer? What else but the ubiquitous lobster roll. Nearly every café, diner, dive, and gourmet restaurant offers their version of this sandwich (even McDonald’s...


Windjammers, Lighthouses, & Other Treasures of the Maine Coast

by Frank Chillemi Down East Books (January 01, 2005)

Photographer Frank Chillemi experienced the coast of Maine with its evocative light and beauty for the first time in 1988, and in his heart he has never left. Working, studying, and teaching along these shores...


Maine Sporting Camps

by George Smith Down East Books (May 01, 2016)

Maine has a long and rich history of involvement with outdoorsmen and women. The Great North Woods have long been the destination of choice for residents and visitors alike looking to bag a trophy buck or land...


Kid's Guide to Maine

by Eileen Ogintz Down East Books (April 01, 2018)

Before you plan your family’s next vacation to Maine, get some help from a travel professional… and your kids! The Kid’s Guide to Maine lets the kids help plan your trip and guides you as you explore Vacationland...


Skiing Maine

by John Christie & Josh Christie Down East Books (September 07, 2016)

Maine Ski Hall of Famer John Christie, author of the definitive history of the resort at Sugarloaf and veteran of Maine's ski industry, teams up with his son Josh to guide skiers to all the best places. Every...


What's Brewing in New England

by Kate Cone Down East Books (September 30, 2016)

The Northeast has experienced an explosion of microbreweries and brew pubs producing a fascinating array of beers from IPAs to stouts, lagers, and porters. The number of microbreweries has grown by leaps and...


Ultimate Acadia

by Virginia Wright Down East Books (April 15, 2016)

Ultimate Acadia is the essential book about Maine's Mount Desert Island, providing everything you need to know to make the most of your time there. Thoroughly revised and updated, the book is compiled as a kind...


Got Here As Soon As I Could

by Sarah Smiley Down East Books (April 01, 2016)

I’m not from Maine… but I got here as soon as I could.

Six years ago, a family from Florida fell in love with “the way life should be,” and although

they’ve never seen a moose, the Smileys intend to...


Moving to Maine

by Victoria Doudera Down East Books (August 20, 2015)

This is a completely revised and expanded edition of the best-selling, comprehensive guide covering not only reasons to move to Maine but also what newcomers will find once they get here. The book answers questions...


Seasons of Maine

by Jean Hubbell & William Hubbell Down East Books (June 01, 2015)

Bill Hubbell writes in his preface that entering Maine is not like crossing into other states: "A few miles after having passed the border, a subtle awareness sneaks in. The woods seem deeper, the sky higher,...


Touring Vermont's Scenic Roads

by Kenneth Aiken Down East Books (January 01, 1993)

Vermont is quintessential New England and a wonderful state to explore, offering grand vistas, lovely farms and villages, historic sites, and rolling mountains. In addition you'll encounter minimal traffic,...


The Wicked Good Book

by Stephen Gleasner & Patrick Corrigan Down East Books (September 16, 2012)

Intergalactic travelers had their Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Evolutionists had Darwin's The Origin of Species. And now Mainers can have their very own manual for the good life in Maine. Styled around...


Saving Maine

by Bill Silliker Jr. Down East Books (January 01, 2002)

Is Maine's famed natural character vanishing? The answer is: no, not all of it, thanks to the hard work and generosity of people such as Percival Baxter and Peggy Rockefeller, and of dozens of concerned, ordinary...


Bygone Coastal Maine

by Earl Brechlin Down East Books (January 01, 2004)

This is the third in Earl Brechlin's series of small books featuring color reproductions of antique postcards. Captions opposite each historic card describe the images, most of which date from 1900 to 1930....


Bygone Backwoods

by Earl Brechlin Down East Books (January 01, 2005)

The fourth volume in Earl Brechlin's successful Bygone... series of old-postcard books focuses on how our grandparents and great-grandparents had fun in the outdoors: hiking, canoeing, visiting parks and natural...


The Traveler's Guide to the Most Scenic Roads in Massachusetts

by John Gibson Down East Books (January 01, 2003)

John Gibson offers a variety of routes for those wishing to appreciate the more rural side of Massachusetts. Routes vary in length. Some are circular, others point-to-point, but all seek out the less-traveled...


Finding Their Own Voices

by James Mitchell Down East Books (January 01, 2002)

James Mitchell presents a series of biographical sketches and interviews of more than thirty Maine women who have all carved out meaningful careers for themselves. The women shared their stories and dreams with...


Windjammer Watching on the Coast of Maine

by Virginia Thorndike Down East Books (January 01, 2002)

A revision of what has become a well-known guide, Windjammer Watching on the Coast of Maine provides a systematic review of the windjammer fleet in midcoast Maine, as well as some from away that sail here. Virginia...


Upcountry

by Robert Kimber Down East Books (February 24, 2006)

Kimber shares his adventures, misadventures, and reflections as a part-time farmer and fetcher of firewood, his struggles with recalcitrant sheep and aging tractors, the joys of roaming the hills with his dog,...


Lighthouses of Maine

by Bill Caldwell Down East Books (January 01, 2002)

From Grand Manan to Mount Desert to the Isles of Shoals on the New Hampshire border, sixty-eight lighthouses stand along the coast of Maine and her rivers. In his conversational way, Bill Caldwell leads his...


Exploring the Spirit of Maine

by Karen Batignani Down East Books (January 01, 2005)

Exploring the Spirit of Maine is a unique travel guide and reference book for those seeking either traditional or non-traditional options for spiritual and/or inner development. Author Karen Batignani reveals...


My Love Affair With the State of Maine

by Scotty Mackenzie Down East Books (January 01, 1993)

What happens when two enterprising young women give up their Madison Avenue salaries, leave the glamorous whirl of New York behind, and move up to Maine to become proprietors of a country store? That's what...


Enjoying Maine's Islands

by John Gibson Down East Books (September 25, 2005)

In this guidebook, wide-roaming author John Gibson takes travelers to all the Maine islands that are accessible by public ferry. In addition to providing the expected facts about how to get there and what you'll...


Maine Outdoor Adventure Guide

by John Christie & Josh Christie Down East Books (September 07, 2015)

This book is a trip-oriented guide, with each entry focusing on a specific activity at a particular location. Some examples are

  • biking the Acadia Carriage Roads;
  • climbing Bigelow Mountain;
  • or canoeing the Magalloway...


Acadia Panorama

by Alan Nyiri Down East Books (February 05, 2008)

The pictures tell the story in these panoramic photos from all reaches of Acadia National Park and vicinity. Subjects range from delicately detailed close-ups to dramatic, wide-ranging views. Photographer Alan...


Route 1: Maine

by Down East Down East Books (June 06, 2013)

Based on the April 2012 issue of Down East magazine, one of our best selling issues of the year, this book is the only guide you need to the ultimate Maine road trip. Meet the people and places—and hear the...


Monhegan

by Mark Warner Down East Books (May 25, 2008)

What draws visitors to Monhegan-a small island off mid-coast Maine? It is not just the island's timeless atmosphere and beauty but the quality of the light that has always been a magnet to artists and photographers,...


Moving to Maine

by Victoria Doudera Down East Books (July 25, 2007)

This is a completely revised and expanded edition of the best-selling, comprehensive guide covering not only reasons to move to Maine but also what newcomers will find once they get here. The book answers questions...


Beachcomber's Guide to the Northeast

by Dan Tobyne Down East Books (June 15, 2016)

For whatever reason, man has always been drawn to the sea. It invigorates us, inspires our creativity and spirituality, and awakens our senses of wonder, curiosity, and exploration. People have long walked the...


Scenic Maine Road Trips

by Dan Tobyne Down East Books (June 16, 2013)

Boasting one of the oldest Scenic Byway programs in the country, Maine offers diverse landscapes such as the Western Mountains and the rugged Down East coastline. Scenic Maine Road Trips is the first of its...


Family Friendly Hikes in Maine

by Aislinn Sarnacki Down East Books (June 01, 2017)

The vast majority of visitors to Maine are not rugged outdoors types looking for adventure. Yet many of these people still want to enjoy a nice walk or short hike with their kids or parents. In this collection...


Maine & Me: 10 Years of Down East Adventures

by Elizabeth Peavey Down East Books (October 25, 2004)

For more than ten years, Elizabeth Peavey has been traveling around the state of Maine, and writing about her wide-ranging experiences and discoveries in Down East magazine. This book collects her very best...