AMC Books Announces the Publication of AMC’s Best Sea Kayaking in New England

March 15, 2016

Best Sea Kayaking in New EnglandWritten by Michael Daugherty
$18.95 (print) • $9.99 (e-book)
Paperback • 352 pp • 6″x 9″
978-1-628420-06-7 (Print)
978-1-628420-07-4 (iBooks and Nook)
978-1-628420-08-1 (Kindle)

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March 15, 2016

Appalachian Mountain Club Books is pleased to announce the release of AMC’s Best Sea Kayaking in New England: 50 Coastal Paddling Adventures from Maine to Connecticut.

This concise guide, written by Registered Maine Guide and inveterate paddler Michael Daugherty, features 50 of the best sea kayaking adventures along the New England coast, from Maine’s Bold Coast south to the Long Island Sound.

Many trips can be done in a day or turned into an overnight, perfect for beginner to intermediate kayakers looking to explore the storied coastlines of Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine. Options range from remote islands to paddles closer in to Boston and New York City.

Each of the trips features a full description and map of the route, plus details on distance and time, where to launch, tide and currents, “plan B” routes, and nearby attractions. An at-a-glance trip planner and a selection of nature and history essays round out the offerings in this essential sea kayaker’s guidebook.

Inside You’ll Find:

  • 50 paddling trips for all ability levels
  • At-a-Glance Trip Planner highlighting key trip features—including lighthouses and camping options—to help kayakers find the perfect trip
  • Detailed maps showing boat launches and parking areas, routes, and natural highlights
  • Summaries of time, tidal planning, distance, and cautions for each route
  • GPS coordinates and NOAA chart numbers for each launch
  • Equipment and safety tips, including advice on kayaks, paddles, and what to carry on your trip
  • Essays on nature and New England’s coastal history and ecology


“Michael has brought together volumes of information and experiences. Readers can take this book, add their imagination and explore some of the most amazing waters in the world. The framework Michael uses can be adopted to plan and safely undertake adventures anywhere the seas take you.” —John Carmody, BCU Level 5 Sea Coach/Registered Maine Guide

About the Author
Michael Daugherty is a Registered Maine Guide and an ACA-certified sea kayaking instructor at Pinniped Kayak. He writes for Sea Kayaker, Ocean Paddler, and AMC Outdoors magazines, and documents his sea kayaking experience online at He lives in Stonington, ME.

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