“Beer hiking New England” author at Carrabassett library, June 2

Carey Kish’s book showcases 50 great hikes and craft breweries from across the region

Beer Hiking New England includes a great hike at Jordan Pond and Sargent and Penobscot mountains in Acadia National Park. (Photo courtesy Carey Kish)

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Carey Kish will be at the Carrabassett Valley Public Library for a book talk and slideshow presenting his new book Beer Hiking New England Friday, June 2 at 4:30 p.m.

Please join Kish for an engaging and informative talk complete with colorful images and tales of how hiking and beers all came together into a book. Copies of Beer Hiking New England will be available for sale and signing.

Beer Hiking New England is the tastiest way to discover Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. This full-color guide features 50 terrific hikes that lead through six states of stunning natural scenery. The region has the added appeal of being home to a burgeoning craft brewing industry that now includes more than 700 breweries, microbreweries, brewpubs and tasting rooms. Somewhere in the vicinity of trail’s end, there is always a brewery for enjoying a refreshing craft beer.

Kish will take the audience on a journey far and wide across the beautiful New England landscape on a selection of easy pondside strolls, moderate hill walks and forest forays, and strenuous mountain climbs. Happy and thirsty, our knowledgeable trail guide will also lead us to some of the many outstanding breweries for a delightful pint of really good craft brew.

Beer Hiking New England author Carey Kish.

Kish is seasoned hiker, an outdoors and travel writer, and a dedicated beer enthusiast. He has some 20,000 miles of long-distance hiking under his belt, in the U.S., Canada and Europe, including the 2,189-mile Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine (twice) and the 2,654-mile Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada, and perhaps a few beers along the way, to boot.

Kish is also the author of AMC’s Best Day Hikes Along the Maine Coast and the AMC Maine Mountain Guide. His hiking and camping column has been a regular in the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram Outdoors section for more than two decades, and his columns, stories, essays and photographs have appeared in a wide variety of other print and online publications.

His basecamp is on Mount Desert Island, Maine, where he lives with his wife, Fran Leyman, a mountain of well-used outdoor gear, and maybe a few too many pint glasses.

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