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Carey Kish

Carey Kish of Mount Desert Island has been adventuring in the woods and mountains of Maine for, well, a long time. If there’s a trail—be it on dirt, rock, snow, water or pavement—he will find it, explore it, and write about it. Carey is a two-time Appalachian Trail thru-hiker, Registered Maine Guide, author of AMC’s Best Day Hikes Along the Maine Coast, editor of the AMC Maine Mountain Guide (10th ed.), and has written a hiking & camping column for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram since 2003. Follow his outdoor travels and musings here, and on Facebook/CareyKish. Let Carey know what you think at

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Posted: December 8, 2016

5 Maine winter hikes

Written by: Carey Kish

With the proper gear, winter can be one of the best times to get outside in Maine. First, find all you need to know about how to dress for cold-weather adventures here, then get out to these winter hiking spots where you can enjoy the snow, the solitude and the scenery, from Kennebunkport to Ellsworth.



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