Adventurer and writer Carey Kish of Mount Desert Island has been exploring Maine’s coastal and mountain hiking trails for more than four decades.

Join him at the Rockport Opera House on Wednesday, Aug. 31, at 6:30 p.m. to hear about some wonderful hikes to try.

Kish is the author of a new guide, the "AMC's Best Day Hikes Along the Maine Coast," which is designed to take readers on a grand journey of discovery along Maine’s coastline and coastal interior.

This will be an informative and entertaining look at 50 of the best hiking trails from Kittery to Eastport. Signed copies of "AMC’s Best Day Hikes Along the Maine Coast" will be available for purchase at the event. This event is sponsored by the Rockport Public Library.