top 10 sea kayaking trips

Photo courtesy of National Park Service

Following 325 miles of pristine Maine coast, the Maine Island Trail, created in 1993 and passing directly through Acadia National Park near Penobscot, was the first water trail created in the U.S. For good reason. It offers paddlers a chance to explore portions of the state’s 3,478 miles of coastline and islands, with pre-established launch points and campsites in protected bays. Most agree the crowning feature of the trail is Acadia. Outfitter: Maine Island Kayak Co., (800) 796-2373, www.maineislandkayak.com.