Carey Kish will talk about his new hiking guide at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Sept. 27. PHOTO COURTESY OF CAREY KISH

Kish to dish on new hiking guide

SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Adventurer and writer Carey Kish will give a talk at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 5:30 p.m.

Kish has been exploring Maine’s coastal and mountain hiking trails for more than four decades. His new guide, “AMC’s Best Day Hikes along the Maine Coast: Four-Season Guide to 50 of the Best Trails from the Maine Beaches to Downeast,” is designed to take readers on a grand journey of discovery along Maine’s coastline and coastal interior, from York County and Casco Bay to the Midcoast, Acadia National Park and Down East.

A wealth of conservation lands protects hundreds of miles of foot trails in special coastal places, from state parks and public lands to federal wildlife refuges, a national park and an estuarine research reserve, to private land trusts and conservation organization properties of every shape, size and character. Anyone seeking outdoor pleasure and healthful exercise will find Kish’s guidebook an interesting, useful and trustworthy pathfinder.

Through the two-year process of writing of this book, Kish enjoyed the wonderful opportunity of exploring the full length of the Maine coast while also experiencing the bounty of natural beauty that defines its parks, lands and preserves, as well as its people, food and accommodations.

Kish is a registered Maine guide and former president and founding member of MOAC (the Maine Outdoor Adventure Club). Kish has twice through-hiked the 2,189-mile Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine and has completed two-dozen long distance trails in the United States, Canada and Europe. He is the longtime hiking and camping columnist for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram and writes the outdoor adventure blog “Maineiac Outdoors” at His writing and photos have appeared in many national publications. Kish lives in Hall Quarry on Mount Desert Island with his wife, Fran Leyman, Molly the cat and a mountain of outdoor gear.

Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase for $19. Call the library at 244-7065.



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