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Ten Days in Acadia

A Kids' Hiking Guide to Mount Desert Island

Softcover, 104 pages, Travel/Guidebook, Middle Grade, Ages 8-12

ISBN: 978-1-944762-09-4



About this Book:

Come along with Hattie to hike ten different trails on beautiful, iconic Mount Desert Island. Hattie, 12, and her family describe their summer vacation to Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island, hiking the trails, discovering and observing plants and animals, swimming in lakes, and enjoying the occasional ice cream cone, too! By writing Ten Days in Acadia from a fictional kid’s point of view, author Hope Rowan has created a new way to interest kids and get them excited about being outdoors. Beautiful color drawings by Maine artist Jada Fitch illustrate field notes of common flora and fauna. Full-color trail maps, color photographs, hiking tips, rainy-day ideas, and other resources make this a valuable family companion.


  • Large overview map of Mount Desert Island
  • Color trail maps of each hike, with trails marked by level of difficulty
  • Photos of each hike
  • Illustrations and field notes of animals and plants you might see on each hike
  • Hiking and safety tips
  • Rainy-day resources and ideas
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"Motivating the next generation of passionate stewards to care for America's natural and scenic wonders requires that adults find new ways to inspire our children. Thanks to Hope Rowan and "Ten Days in Acadia," the next wave of young conservationists will be well on their way."
—Earl Brechlin, Registered Maine Guide

"It’s entirely different from the many other Acadia guides out there. In fact, you’d be hard pressed to find a hiking guide like it anywhere."
––Aislinn Sarnacki, Bangor Daily News

June 29: Meet Hope Rowan and Jennifer Hazard at the L. L. Bean Atrium in Freeport

June 29: Meet Hope Rowan and Jennifer Hazard at the L. L. Bean Atrium in Freeport

On June 29, join authors Jennifer Hazard ("The Maine Play Book"), Aislimm Sarnacki ("Family Friendly Hikes in Maine"), and Hope Rowan ("Ten Days in Acadia") at the Atrium of the LL Bean Flagship Store, 95 Main St, Freeport, Maine, from 7:00pm to 8:00pm as they discuss how kids can develop a love for the outdoors in a high-tech world from where to start, how to make time to get outside, and where to find fun adventures for every age. Q+A, book sales and signing to follow discussion.

Hope Rowan

About this Author

Hope Rowan likes looking under seaweed, mucking around in dirt, and studying maps. She has spent the past fifteen years creating, designing, and teaching children about maps as a certified Geographic Information Syste



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