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Acadia: The Complete Guide: Mt. Desert Island & Acadia National Park (Acadia the Complete Guide Mount Desert Island & Acadia National Park) Paperback – May, 2005

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About the Author

James Kaiser is an award-winning travel writer and photographer and the author of Grand Canyon: The Complete Guide, Joshua Tree: The Complete Guide and Yosemite: The Complete Guide.
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Product Details

  • Series: Acadia the Complete Guide Mount Desert Island & Acadia National Park
  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Destination Press (May 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0967890438
  • ISBN-13: 978-0967890432
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,349,335 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Terrific book! We visited Acadia for the first time this year. The author's descriptions are excellent, but most important his recommendations (on restaurants, things to do, which hikes to make, etc) are excellent. He gives clues on where to go for those seeking to avoid the crowds, and he also describes the 'must-do' tourist things on Acadia. Of the various guides we brought with us on our Maine trip, this was hands down the most useful.
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The pictures and descriptions were excellent. My husband and I made a trip to Acadia last September, and I wish I had this guide while we were there. I sent copies to my mother and mother-in-law, and though they are unable to make the trip, they really enjoyed reading about the history of Bar Harbor and the descriptions of the park. The pictures depicted the beautiful scenary in the park, and anyone lucky enough to visit the area should take this book with them as a reference.
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I really enjoyed this travel book. We're heading to Acadia National Park this summer and I feel like I'm well equipped to make good use of our time. I particularly liked James' style ... young, smart, no BS. I'm taking him up on some of his off-the-beaten-path recommendations. I feel like I've gotten the inside scoop from a local down at the corner diner. Keep up the good work Jim. I'll look for your book when we get around to heading out west.
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I have many travel guides to beautiful places around the United States, but this book is the best I have seen. The photos are stunning, and there is just the right amount of information for a first time traveler to the area. I am really happy that I chose this as my guide to Acadia.
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Especially for the first time visitors, this book is great. Lots of usefull tips and suggestions on a variety of topics. From scenic views to great food and easy routes around, this book has it all.

Thanks and enjoy!
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I've been visiting Acadia for years, so most of what is in this book is not a surprise for me, but it does include info on a few things I haven't done. Does a good job at giving an overview of the park and the towns located on the island. I have James Kaiser's book on Joshua Tree (which is what inspired me to get this despite the fact that I could probably write my own guidebook on Acadia with little effort), and they're both really quality guidebooks, and the perfect size to throw in your backpack and carry around for the day, yet manage to have a lot of info in them. They both include good descriptions of the most popular hikes and attractions in the park, as well as historical and ecological information which I find is great to really appreciate a place. They're also filled with lots of amazing full color photos, which is great. I highly recommend this book and hope that the author publishes more guidebooks on other national parks as well.
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My husband, mother, three young children and I recently spent a week in Bar Harbor and we used this book for everything. The wonderful pictures and history of the area get you excited for the trip, and the great information packed inside makes sure that your visit is a great one! This was a big trip for us, and I bought no less than four guidebooks to make sure I had all the information we needed. This is the only one I took with me to Maine and we used it every day! One of the best guidebooks I've ever purchased.
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Great travel book. Lots of ideas of things to see and do in the area. I like how it gives different ways of doing things and the pros and cons of doing each way. Really helps to plan the most out of the time we will be there.
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