10 Days in Acadia | Book | Hope Rowan


Come along with Hattie to hike ten different trails on beautiful, iconic Mount Desert Island. Hattie, 12, and her family describe their summer vacation to Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island, hiking the trails, discovering and observing plants and animals, swimming in lakes, and enjoying the occasional ice cream cone, too!

By writing Ten Days in Acadia from a fictional kid’s point of view, author Hope Rowan has created a new way to interest kids and get them excited about being outdoors. Beautiful color drawings by Maine artist Jada Fitch illustrate field notes of common flora and fauna. Full-color trail maps, color photographs, hiking tips, rainy-day ideas, and other resources make this a valuable family companion.


  • Large overview map of Mount Desert Island
  • Color trail maps of each hike, with trails marked by level of difficulty
  • Photos of each hike
  • Illustrations and field notes of animals and plants you might see on each hike
  • Hiking and safety tips
  • Rainy-day resources and ideas

Written by Hope Rowan
Illustrated by Jada Fitch
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 104
Genre: Travel/Guidebook | Middle Grade
Ages: 8-12
ISBN: 978-1-944762-09-4
Publication Date: 2017
Dimensions: 5.5 x 7.0 x .38

This product is available at the Center for Maine Craft in West Gardiner.

29 in stock

Hope Rowan likes looking under seaweed, mucking around in dirt, and studying maps. She has spent the past fifteen years creating, designing, and teaching children about maps as a certified Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Professional. Her first tent camping in Maine was in a crib and she was introduced to the trails of Acadia from her father’s shoulders. Hope’s vacation experiences in Acadia led her to attend the College of the Atlantic where she received an advanced degree in Human Ecology. Now she lives on Mount Desert Island with Acadia National Park as her backyard.

Jada Fitch grew up in a family-built log cabin in Sebago, Maine. Much of her childhood was spent attending art classes, working on craft projects, and building forts at her grandparents’ general store. Jada majored in Illustration at the Maine College of Art, before spending a couple of years soaking up the sun in Los Angeles. (She ultimately decided that Maine was a better fit, and moved back to her native state.) She works primarily in pen and ink, using watercolors or Photoshop to add soft, realistic tones to her illustrations. Fitch lives in Portland, Maine, with her husband, Philip, and dog, Daisy. When she’s not at her desk drawing, she’s usually out birding, or knitting and watching nature documentaries.

Shipping Measurements

Weight 0.5 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 6 × 1 in