Quiet Water Maine Canoe And Kayak Guide

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-06-01
  • Publisher: Appalachian Mountain Club Books
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In this completely revised edition of AMC's best-selling Quiet Water guide, authors Alex Wilson and John Hayes reveal more than eighty spectacular ponds and lakes in Maine ideally suited for canoeing and kayaking. From marshy coves and crystal-clear lakes to winding inlet channels and pine-tree-edged ponds, this updated guide offers paddlers of all ages and abilities access to water adventures. Each trip includes a detailed tour description with summaries of the time, distance, difficulty, and special features of each area, as well as notes about the flora and fauna paddlers will discover along the way. Beginners and experienced paddlers, birdwatchers and anglers, families with children and active seniors--all will appreciate this user-friendly, comprehensive guide to Maine's best quiet water.

Special features include:
>More than eighty spectacular calm-water trips--including five new destinations
>Detailed descriptions and maps of each lake, pond, and river
>Locator map and a new "At-A-Glance" highlights chart for easy trip comparison and planning
>Trip summaries open each chapter for quick scanning of tour details, including prominent fish species
>Covers parts of the new, multistate Northern Forest Canoe Trail
>Driving, parking, and put-in directions
>Local camping and picnic spots
>Photographs of plant life and places of interest

Author Biography

Alex Wilson is an avid canoeist and naturalist. He is the publisher of Environmental Building News.

John Hayes has spent years exploring the quiet waters of New England.

Together they have written Quiet Water paddling guides for New Hampshire/Vermont, Massachusetts/Connecticut/Rhode Island, and New York.

Table of Contents

Map Legendp. xi
Preface to the Second Editionp. xii
Introduction to Quietwater Paddlingp. xiv
Safety, Equipment, and Techniquep. xvi
How to Use This Bookp. xx
Stewardship and Conservationp. xxi
Southern Mainep. 1
Salmon Falls Riverp. 2
Shapleigh, Smarts, and Hansen Pondsp. 5
Estes Lakep. 8
Mousam Riverp. 10
Scarborough Marshp. 12
Hollis Center Arm of the Saco Riverp. 15
Lower Range Pondp. 17
Midcoastp. 21
Runaround Pondp. 22
Nequasset Lakep. 25
Dresden Bogp. 28
Duckpuddle Pondp. 32
Dyer Long Pond and Musquash Pondp. 36
Hutchinson Pond and Jimmie Pondp. 39
Lower Togus Pondp. 42
Turner Pondp. 45
Stevens Pondp. 48
Branch Pondp. 51
Sandy Pondp. 53
Carlton Pond and Carlton Bogp. 55
Douglas Pondp. 58
Downeastp. 61
Silver Lakep. 62
Wight Pondp. 68
Mount Desert Islandp. 71
Jones Pondp. 80
Donnell Pondp. 82
Scammon Pondp. 85
Bog Brook Flowagep. 92
Great Pondp. 95
Mopang Lakesp. 97
Rocky and Second Lakesp. 100
Rocky Lake IIp. 104
Josh Pond and Josh Streamp. 107
First, Second, and Third Chain Lakesp. 109
Clifford Lake and Silver Pug Lakep. 112
Bearce Lakep. 115
Pocomoonshine, Mud, and Crawford Lakesp. 118
Big Lake, Clifford Stream, Little River, and Little Musquash Streamp. 123
Big Musquash Streamp. 126
Third Machias Lakep. 132
Nicatous Lakep. 135
Fourth Machias Lakep. 138
Pocumcus, Junior, and Sysladobsis Lakesp. 141
Scraggly Lake (Southern) and Pleasant Lakep. 147
Cold Streamp. 150
Folsom, Crooked, and Upper Pondsp. 153
Western Lakes & Mountainsp. 157
Brownfield Bogp. 158
Pleasant Pondp. 161
Kezar Pondp. 164
Five Kezar Pondsp. 167
Horseshoe Pondp. 170
Virginia Lakep. 172
North Pondp. 174
Bunganock Pond and Brookp. 177
Parker Pondp. 180
Umbagog Lakep. 183
Upper and Lower Richardson Lakep. 188
Flagstaff Lakep. 191
Gilman Pondp. 196
Pierce Pond and Upper Pierce Pondp. 199
Spencer Lake and Fish Pondp. 202
Attean Pond, Holeb Pond, and Moose River Bow Tripp. 205
Greater Moosehead Lake & 100-Mile Wildernessp. 211
Bald Mountain Pondp. 212
Indian Pondp. 215
Branns Mill Pondp. 218
Prong Pondp. 221
Seboeis Lakep. 224
Third and Fourth Roach Pondsp. 230
Long Pondp. 233
Jo-Mary Lakes (Middle, Lower, and Turkey Tail)p. 237
Debsconeag Lakesp. 241
Upper and Lower Togue Ponds and Abol Pondp. 249
Lobster Lakep. 252
Canada Falls Lakep. 256
Northern Mainep. 259
Chesuncook Lake and West Branch Penobscot Riverp. 260
Loon Lake, Big Hurd Pond, and Little Hurd Pondp. 265
Caucomgomoc Lake and Rowe, Round, Daggett, and Poland Pondsp. 269
South Branch Pondsp. 274
Grand Lake Matagamonp. 277
Scraggly Lake (Northern)p. 282
Sawtelle Deadwaterp. 285
Crooked Brook Flowagep. 288
Mattawamkeag Lakep. 290
Allagash Lake and Johnson Pondp. 293
Deboullie, Pushineer, Gardner, and Togue Pondsp. 297
Nature Essays
The Spectacular Wood Duckp. 30
Bald Eaglep. 65
Geologic History of Mount Desert Islandp. 79
Carnivorous Plantsp. 88
Blackflies and Mosquitoesp. 128
The Playful River Otterp. 194
Moosep. 228
The Maine Woodsp. 246
The Loonp. 280
Leave No Tracep. 301
Index to Bodies of Waterp. 302
Get Out & Get Active with the AMCp. 304
AMC Book Updatesp. 305
About the Authorsp. 306
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