A collection of colorful, stunning photos of Acadia National Park from James Kaiser, author of “Acadia: The Complete Guide.”
By Heather Marcus
Apr 13 2016
The Precipice Trail, Acadia’s most challenging (and rewarding) hike.Photo Credit : James Kaiser
In 2000, fresh out of Dartmouth College, James Kaiser self-published Acadia: The Complete Guide. He had no writing or publishing experience — just an intense love of Acadia National Park, and a strong belief that none of the other guidebooks did it justice. Born and raised in Maine, James knew the area well, having spent his childhood summers hiking and biking in Acadia and college summers working in nearby Bar Harbor. He knew the park, knew the towns, knew the locals (knew the secrets!) and was determined to write a guidebook worthy of such a spectacular place.
Today, James’ job as a travel writer/photographer takes him far from home, but he always return to Acadia. He says it’s his favorite place in the world, and 2016 is a special year for the park. On July 8, Acadia turns 100 years-old, marking a century of protection, preservation and stewardship. To help celebrate the centennial, James has published a brand-new edition ofAcadia: The Complete Guide, and 5% of the profits will be donated to the Friends of Acadia, the nonprofit partner of the park.
Please enjoy this colorful and vibrant collection of photos of Acadia National Park from James Kaiser.