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Tugboat Rescue - Book By Crystal Ward Kent



A Guide to Family Fun
in Southern Maine

by Crystal Ward Kent

Now available from University Press of New England / UPNE

160pp., 21 illus., 5-1/2 x 8-1/4“
Travel / Maine

To get your copy, click here to download PDF with order form, and submit with payment

At this writing, you can also purchase the book at these bookstores: Barnes & Noble in Newington, NH, Gulliver's Travels in Portsmouth, NH, the Kittery Trading Post in Kittery, ME, and LL Bean. Other outlets will be available.

To find the outlet nearest you, contact University Press of New England.

You can also order books through University Press of New England, and on Amazon.com.

The first comprehensive guide to unforgettable family fun Southern Maine

Enjoy a memorable family adventure in Southern Maine with Crystal Ward Kent’s Mainely Kids as your guide. Kent, a native Mainer and former Maine Tourism Association employee, presents enjoyable and educational activities in a friendly, geographical “loop” format. She steers you toward outstanding beaches, forts, nature preserves, rides, outlet stores, and more.

Inside children and their adults will be tempted to:

  • wade in a tidepool in Kittery
  • gobble authentic saltwater taffy in York Beach
  • catch glimpses of a president or two in Kennebunkport
  • bask in the sun at Old Orchard Beach
  • marvel at the stately lighthouse in Portland
  • catch the famous Clam Festival at Yarmouth
  • see history come alive at the museum village of Willowbrook

Each chapter covers a long weekend’s worth of activities for vacationing families and is accompanied by an easy-to-follow map and directions. Introductory notes contain practical tips about Maine weather, packing for your trip, handicapped accessibility, safety, traffic, and more.

Whether hiking, picnicking, exploring, sunning, swimming, or eating, Mainely Kids is your passport to the ultimate, authentic Southern Maine vacation. Don’t set off for Southern Maine without this indispensable new guidebook!

CRYSTAL KENT established her award-winning creative services agency, Kent Creative, in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, in 1990. She has worked for the Maine Publicity Bureau (now the Maine Tourism Association) and has been writing professionally for twenty years.


PO Box 8003
Portsmouth, NH 03802