Greg Westrich is the author of five hiking guides published by Falcon and is currently working on several others. Best Hikes in Baxter State Park is the most recent. Since 2013, he's mapped more than 500 hikes in Maine and 100 in New Hampshire. Greg has also published more than fifty articles and stories in newspapers, anthologies, and magazines, including Canoe & Kayak, Birding Watching, and Down East. He's written about everything from backyard mushrooms to wedding traditions in Aroostook county.
He earned an MFA in Creative Writing from University of Southern Maine's Stonecoast Program. Greg teaches writing at Husson University and Eastern Maine Community College. Greg's also worked as a carpenter, sous chef, newspaper carrier, fence installer, stay-at-home parent, children's educational book editor, bookstore manager, and warehouse supervisor in an Alaskan salmon cannery. He spends way too much time thinking about the "nature writing problem."
He lives in Glenburn, Maine with his wife Ann, their two children Emma and Henry, and too many pets. He was born in Cincinnati and has visited 49 state and most Canadian provinces. Maine is his favorite place, which is why he's lived there for twenty years.
Currently, I'm working on Hiking New Hampshire (to be released 5/2019) and guides to Downeast and Bangor. Next summer I'll be mapping hikes for Hiking Maine's Waterfalls.