Press Release (2014): AMC Books Announces the Publication of Outdoors With Kids Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont

August 19, 2014

By Ethan Hipple and Yemaya St.Clair
$18.95 (Print) • $9.99 (e-book)

Paperback • 288 pp • 6? x 9?

978-1-628420-03-6 (Print)
978-1-628420-04-3 (iBooks and Nook)

978-1-628420-05-0 (Kindle)

September 3, 2014

The Appalachian Mountain Club is pleased to announce the release of Outdoors With Kids Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont: 75 of the Best Family Hiking, Camping and Paddling Trips.

Written with families in mind, this new guide from the Appalachian Mountain Club features 75 of the best kid-sized hiking, paddling, cycling, camping, swimming, and other adventures in the White Mountains, Green Mountains, and Northern and coastal Maine, as well as closer-to-home adventures near urban areas. Preparing for outings will be a breeze thanks to planning tips and tricks and options for making days longer or shorter—based on kids’ age and ability. Each trip includes a map or photograph, driving directions, information on fees, nearby facilities, and more. This book is a must-have for local residents and visitors alike.

Inside You’ll Find

  • 75 outdoor destinations for families
  • At-a-Glance Trip Planner to help you find the trip that’s right for you
  • Detailed maps showing restrooms, parking areas, and highlights
  • GPS coordinates and public transportation directions
  • Trip planning and safety tips, including advice on keeping kids excited and engaged
  • Icons that tell you which destinations are good for swimming, camping, biking, and winter fun
  • Fun activity ideas and educational essays


“If you want to make sure your family gets its Vitamin N (for Nature), Outdoors with Kids is the indispensable guide to Northern New England.”—Richard Louv, author of The Nature Principle and Last Child in the Woods and Chairman Emeritus of the Children & Nature Network

Outdoors with Kids is a must-read handbook that will help you ignite the love affair between your children and New England’s great outdoors at a young age so both will thrive forever.”—Neil Mulholland, President and CEO of the National Park Foundation

About the Authors

Ethan Hipple is currently the Director of Parks and Recreation in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. He lives in Tuftonboro, New Hampshire, with his wife, Sarah, and two awesome kids, where they love to find secret swimming holes, fish, kayak, surf, and play music on the porch.

Yemaya St.Clair worked as an environmental educator with the Student Conservation Association before turning her focus to freelance writing. This is her second guidebook for the AMC. She lives in Portland, Maine, with her husband, Lucas, and their two small kids, who started coming along on hiking, biking, and paddling trips before they could roll over.

Ordering Information

AMC Books are available nationwide through booksellers and outdoor retailers, and are distributed by National Book Network, Lanham, MD 20706. Members and the general public may order directly from AMC at or by calling 800-262-4455. (Members receive a 20% discount.) The e-book versions are available online through Amazon, iBooks, and Barnes and Noble.

AMC Kids Outdoors Online Community for Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont
This free online community offers parents, educators, and leaders of youth groups advice on getting kids outside in and around Northern New England, including “How to” advice from experts, trip ideas from the Appalachian Mountain Club and the community, upcoming activities, deals, and discounts, discussions on gear, outdoor tips, and more. Go to:

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About the AMC

Founded in 1876, the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) promotes the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters, and trails of America’s Northeast. AMC helps people of all ages and abilities to explore and develop a deep appreciation of the natural world. With chapters from Maine to Washington, D.C., guidebooks and maps, and unique lodges and huts, AMC helps people get outdoors on their own, with family and friends, and through activities close to home and beyond. We invite the public to support our conservation advocacy and research, youth programming, and care of 1,800 miles of trails.

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