AMC Books Announces the Publication of AMC’s Best Sea Kayaking in the Mid-Atlantic

March 28, 2016

AMC's Best Sea Kayaking in the Mid-AtlanticWritten by Michaela Riva Gaaserud
$18.95 (print) • $9.99 (e-book)
Paperback • 272 pp • 6″x 9″
978-1-628420-31-9 (Print)
978-1-628420-32-6 (iBooks and Nook)
978-1-628420-33-3 (Kindle)

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March 28, 2016

Appalachian Mountain Club Books is pleased to announce the release of the all-new AMC’s Best Sea Kayaking in the Mid-Atlantic: 40 Coastal Paddling Adventures from New York to Virginia.

This concise guide highlights the top sea kayaking trips that can be completed in a day or turned into an overnight, from the New York City Water Trail, threading its way through all five boroughs, to beautiful Virginia Beach at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. Paddle amongst the historic sailboats of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor or pay a visit to the wild horses of Assateague Island.

Each trip includes a full description and map of the route, plus information on launches, tides and currents, as well as nearby attractions. An at-a-glance trip planner makes choosing the perfect paddling trip a snap and a selection of fascinating nature and history essays make this an indispensable guide to kayaking along the Mid-Atlantic seaboard.

Inside You’ll Find:

  • 40 sea kayaking 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 excursion
  • 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 coastal history and ecology


AMC’s Best Sea Kayaking in the Mid-Atlantic does a fantastic job covering some exciting and lesser know paddles in our area. The trip descriptions are rich with historic and natural information. I love having this information for each trip; it adds to the experience of exploring new waters.” —Matt Kane, Sea Kayak Instructor and Guide, Prime Paddlesports

About the Author
Michaela Riva Gaaserud is a longtime sports and guidebook writer who has paddled throughout much of the United States and Canada writing for national publications such as Canoe & Kayak and Paddler. This is her seventh guidebook.

Ordering Information for AMC Books
AMC Books are available nationwide through booksellers and outdoor retailers, and can be ordered directly from AMC at or by calling 800-262-4455. (AMC members receive a 20% discount.) E-book versions are available online through Amazon, iBooks, and Barnes & Noble. AMC books are distributed to the book trade by National Book Network.

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