The Maine Woods’ is based on Henry David Thoreau’s lengthy experiences in the forests of Maine in the years 1846, 1853, and 1857. Thoreau describes the area in exquisite detail: the native people and their languages, the loggers and their labors, the rivers, the trees, the plants and the birds. Experiencing all the joys of the woods, he padded in a canoe, climbed hills and tried the local foods. The journey also makes him contemplative of his own weaknesses and strengths. ‘The Maine Woods’ is an engaging narrative which paints an unforgettable picture of this beautiful landscape.