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Paddling Southern Maine

Paddling Southern Maine

Day Trips for Recreational Kayakers, Canoers, and SUPers


By authors: Sandy Moore, Kimberlee Bennett
208 Pages, 978-1-68051-073-7
Mountaineers Books 03/1/2017
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• More than 50 paddle routes on protected bodies of water
• An easy-to-use, informative guide for trips primarily within an hour's drive of Portland
• For weekend warriors, families, and others looking to float or paddle at a relaxed pace

Maine is one of the premier paddling destinations in North America. And across the Greater Portland–Southern Maine region, paddlers can find plenty of protected, flat water to play in, whether canoeing, kayaking, floating, or coasting along on an SUP.

Paddling Southern Maine includes maps, photographs and suggested routes, with a strong focus on safe and responsible paddling and environmental awareness. There is an "At a Glance" chart to help you find just the outing you're looking for, and none of the trips require shuttling or portaging. The authors note the skill level and endurance needed for each trip, and there are fun outings for novices and strong, experienced paddlers, alike.

Co-authors Sandy Moore and Kimberlee Bennett are long-time Maine paddlers. Sandy Moore is a former Registered Maine Guide and ACA (American Canoe- Kayak-SUP-Raft-Rescue Association) Kayak Instructor. Passionate about introducing people to the world of paddling, she believes that kayaking, SUPing, and canoeing are the perfect methods for people with a wide range of abilities to explore nature from a unique and intimate perspective.

Kimberlee Bennett is an experienced kayaker who has explored and photographed numerous paddling destinations throughout Maine. She has documented many of her excursions on her blog, www.kayakinginmaine.blogspot.com. She is an educator with 19 years of experience including her role as a special education teacher and in her current position as a high school assistant principal. This is her first book.

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