“Lakes & Ponds of Mt. Desert is the definitive field guide to outdoor adventure on Mt. Desert Island and in Acadia National Park. William Newlin, Ken Cline, and company have knocked it out of the park with their intimate local knowledge, detailed descriptions, comprehensive coverage, and interesting historical tidbits and anecdotes. Everything you need to know about getting outside, on water—and on land—is covered.
Enjoying the outdoors on MDI and in Acadia is as much about the interaction of people and nature as it is a simple exercise in botany, geology, hydrology, history, and climate. Lakes and Ponds of Mt. Desert pulls all these disciplines together in just the right portions.
While other books may just dip their metaphorical toes into some of these areas, Lakes and Ponds jumps right in. It belongs front and center on the bookshelves and in the backpacks of lovers of MDI and Acadia everywhere.”
—Earl Brechlin, author of A Pocket Guide to Hiking on Mount Desert Island, editor of the Mt. Desert Islander, and Registered Maine Guide
“This book is the go-to resource for anyone seeking to explore the freshwater gems of ‘inland’ Mt. Desert Island. Like the best guides, Bill Newlin mixes practical advice with good storytelling; he points the reader in the right direction, but allows plenty of opportunity for discovery. If you can’t have Bill as your paddling partner, this volume is the next best thing.”
—David MacDonald, president, Friends of Acadia
“The stars must have been aligned as work on the updated Lakes & Ponds of Mt. Desert was accomplished. The right people contributed to this well documented and beautifully illustrated text; the end product is a superb contribution to our understanding of this, our island home. For residents and visitors alike, this book has my highest recommendation.”
—Paul Haertel, former superintendent, Acadia National Park