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Beyond Acadia: Off the Beaten Path with Steve Bard

Posted June 26, 2019

The Bold Coast is a place of mystery for most people. Those who know anything about the region are drawn to its beauty, but often only know how to find the most well-known attractions, like the famed Cutler Coast trails, Quoddy Head State Park’s landmark candy-striped lighthouse, or Cobscook Bay State Park’s ocean-front campground.

On July 2, at 7:00 pm at the Camden Public Library, author and wildlife biologist Steve Bard will provide a presentation based on his book, Beyond Acadia: Exploring the Bold Coast of Down East Maine. Bard’s book is the very first travel guide covering the area of coast roughly between Acadia National Park and Canada.

“More than a decade as a state wildlife biologist had me hiking, paddling, and snowshoeing on a nearly daily basis,” says Bard. “I spent 15 years in careers that exposed me to the nooks and crannies of the Bold Coast, giving me a broad view of everything the region has to offer.”

At his talk, Bard will discuss the countless ways to engage with the natural world in the Bold Coast area. Highlights will include little-known hiking trails; paddling options; and how to access locally grown food, arts, and music that evoke the landscape in which they were created. Copies of Steve Bard’s book will be available for purchase at the library following the program.