This is a book about "a beautiful and gallant craft"--the personification, in a wooden boat, of the finest qualities of the Adirondack culture of the 19th century. Beautifully illustrated, The Traditional Adirondack Guideboat is the definitive guide to these beautiful boats and their makers, both early and contemporary.
Anyone thinking about taking an Allagash canoe trip needs this guide. With information about what to take, how much time is needed, where to start, what to do with a vehicle, campsites and much, much more, the reader will start their first trip with information that would take years to accumulate on their own. The equipment and food lists in the book are extensive. They evolved over many years and will cover a variety of tripping situations. This book, along with author Gil Gilpatrick's book Allagash, will make you an Allagash expert the first time out.
This concise guide, written by Registered Maine Guide and inveterate paddler Michael Daugherty, features 50 of the best sea kayaking adventures along the New England coast, from Maine's Bold Coast south to the mouth of the Connecticut River. These are trips that can be done in a day or turned into an overnight, perfect for beginner to intermediate kayakers looking to explore the storied coastlines of Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine. The book includes day trips near large northeastern cities like New York City and Boston. Each of the trips features a full description and map of the route, plus bullets on distance and time, where to launch, tide and currents, "plan B" routes, and nearby attractions. An at-a-glance trip planner and a selection of nature and history essays round out the offerings in this essential sea kayaker's guidebook.Also Available: Quiet Water Maine, 2e by Alex Wilson and John Hayes 978-1-929173-65-5Quiet Water Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island, 3e 978-1-628420-00-5AMC's Best Sea Kayaking in the Mid-Atlantic by Michaela Gaaserud 978-1-328420-06-7
Winner of the 2017 National Outdoor Book Award for Best Outdoor Adventure GuidebookIn this brand new series from Appalachian Mountain Club, readers will discover the best outdoor recreation for their favorite vacation destinations. AMC Outdoor Adventures: Acadia National Park includes 50 of the best hiking, biking, and paddling trips for all ability levels. For over 100 years, Acadia National Park has enticed visitors with its breathtaking, rugged terrain, and ocean views. Located on the central coast of Maine, Acadia boasts the tallest mountain on the U.S. Atlantic coast. This new series guide will show you all Acadia has to offer. Featuring additional sports such as trail running and stand up paddle boarding, this completely updated guide is the one resource to throw in your pack before heading out. With hikes up Cadillac Mountain, cycling trips on the Park's popular carriage roads, and serene, unforgettable inland paddling trips, this book will take you all around the islands. First-time visitors and veteran explorers alike will enjoy this comprehensive guide to trips on Mt. Desert Island, Isle au Haut, and the Schoodic Peninsula. Perfect for a day trip or week-long adventures, this guidebook will reveal scenic bike paths, cobblestone beaches, glacial ponds, granite peaks, and ocean-side cliffs. Also included in this guide is an indispensable trail map covering all of Mount Desert Island, Isle au Haut, and Schoodic Peninsula. AMC Outdoor Adventures: Acadia National Park is the go-to guidebook and map for exploring all that the outdoors has to offer in this natural treasure. Also Available: - AMC's Best Sea Kayaking in New England (ISBN: 9781628420067)- Maine Mountain Guide, 10th Edition (ISBN: 9781934028308)- AMC's Best Day Hikes Along the Maine Coast (ISBN: 9781934028926)
From the Penobscot to the Potomac, the New to the Suwannee, the Colorado to the Snake, America's Great River Journeys entices people to experience America from its free-flowing waterways. Vivid descriptions of our nation's fifty finest river trips are complete with stunning photos of each leg of each journey, an engaging narrative, and practical tips about the length of trips, seasonal preferences, difficulty of white water, joys of camping along the shores, availability of professional outfitters, and other details. Through beautiful photography and compelling writing, America's Great River Journeys is a celebration of the best rivers for canoeing, kayaking, and rafting--from Alaska to Florida--along 7,000 miles of our nation's spectacular waterways in twenty-eight states.
In the summer of 1906, a Milwaukee businessman set out with his young sons and some friends to canoe and camp in the north woods of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, and Canada. It was the first of several month-long journeys Howard Greene and "The Gang" would make over the years, each detailed in remarkable, handmade journals and documented in hundreds of large-format photographs. Reproduced here with a large selection of photographs and maps, these journals convey readers into a riverine world of outdoor adventure--a northland wilderness and way of life that were, even as Howard Greene charted their genuine charms, already vanishing.
Introduced and annotated by Greene's daughter, these observant narratives run rapids and portage and paddle lakes and rivers, including the Chippewa, Wisconsin, St. Croix, and Presque Isle as well as traveling in areas now in Quetico Provincial Park and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Along the way Greene, a skilled photographer, captures images of logging and mining operations, primitive dams and even more primitive camping, trading posts, and many remote Native American villages. Through it all runs the story of family and friendship forged over campfires in the north woods, reported with dry wit, a keen eye for detail, and an abiding interest in the natural world.
Composed decades before Sigurd Olson or Calvin Rutstrum began documenting the wild life of the upper Midwest, Howard Greene's journals are a window into a world at once familiar and strange, the wilderness caught on the verge of becoming the North Woods we know today.
With thousands of lakes and streams, over 1200 miles of canoe routes, 160 miles of portage trails, and 2000 campsites, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is a true paddler's paradise. Extending nearly 150 miles in northern Minnesota along the Canadian border, the wilderness area encompasses more than 1 million acres. This classic two-volume guide has been fully updated by area journalist Louis Dzierzak, with full coverage of 50-plus entry points and routes. Trip descriptions include day-by-day paddling distances, portage tips, and difficulty ratings, and identify the appropriate water-resistant, topographic maps W.A. Fisher maps for each trip. Together, these books deliver everything a visitor needs for the experience of a lifetime.