Alex Wilson is an avid canoeist and naturalist who lives in Brattleboro, Vermont. He is the author of Quiet Water Canoe Guide: Maine and the publisher of Environmental Building News. John Hayes is a professor of biochemistry and environmental science at Marlboro College in Marlboro, Vermont. Together they have written Quiet Water paddling guides for New Hampshire/Vermont and New York.
"Finally, a guidebook aimed at the forgotten canoeist: families, bird watchers, solo adventurers, seniors, and average human beings who don't need to run rapids or mount an expedition to enjoy their paddling experience." --Canoe Magazine "I read Quiet Water cover to cover. It's packed with delicious nuggets of lore and wisdom. The writing is lively and informal . The Appalachian Mountain Club has outdone itself." --Worcester Magazine "For avid canoeists who prefer calm lakes and rivers, this is a great book, one that I wish was available for every state. The locations described are so peaceful that you tend to forget that you are in one of the most populated regions of the country." --Travel Books Review"