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Explore Maine By Bike
The Maine Highlands region is home to 200,000-acre Baxter State Park; Moosehead Lake, one of the Northeast’s largest; and mile-high Mt. Katahdin, the state’s tallest peak. Of course, for those cyclists looking for an urban adventure, there’s also the arts-rich city of Bangor.
Highlights: festivals, historical landmarks, lake, pond, river views, museums, rural, urban, wildlife
This is a part of Maine where lumber was once king. Every town and village along the route is replete with reminders of that heritage. The Leonard’s Mills Museum in Bradley, a reconstruction of a 19th-century sawmill, should not be missed. In addition, there are numerous opportunities for wildlife viewing along the way. The Bangor Historical Society publishes a guide for an architectural walking tour of the historic buildings in downtown Bangor.
Highlights: historical landmarks, lake, pond, river views, museums, urban
This ride is designed as a short urban loop to show off the highlights of Bangor—Maine’s third largest city. The tour is entirely on city streets, and riders must be skilled in navigating through traffic. Be sure to take time to stop and see the points of interest along the way.
Highlights: beaches, swimming holes, historical landmarks, lake, pond, river views, low traffic, mountain views, rural
Beautiful lakes, streams, potato farms, mountains, and vast tracts of wooded land make for lovely, scenic rides in this part of Maine.
Highlights: lake, pond, river views, low traffic, museums, rural, urban
These pleasant loops take cyclists through 12 different towns of the Sebasticook Valley region, providing scenic views of Big Indian Pond, Sebasticook Lake, and Plymouth Pond. The Sebasticook River intersects many points along the tour. Scenery includes a mixture of rolling farmland, forest, and quaint villages.
Highlights: historical landmarks, lake, pond, river views, low traffic, mountain views, state/national park, wildlife
The Katahdin region has an abundance of natural resources, working forests, and farmlands. The "small town" atmosphere is very much alive in this region, bringing with it the serenity and security we remember from decades ago, when life wasn't in a fast lane, but moved rather slowly down the road, taking in the full beauty of its surroundings.
Highlights: beaches, swimming holes, fairs, festivals, galleries, historical landmarks, lake, pond, river views, lighthouses, mountain views, museums, ocean views, off-road bike trails, rural, urban
The East Coast Greenway route in Maine passes through an amazing diversity of natural and cultural history along its nearly 400-mile route. From coastal communities and historic mill cities to Down East blueberry barrens and the gateway to the Canadian Maritimes, Greenway travelers will experience some of the best Maine has to offer.
Highlights: fairs, festivals, galleries, hiking trails, historical landmarks, lake, pond, river views, museums, rural, urban
This inland 160-mile river route connects Midcoast to Downeast Maine. On this route, cyclists explore three river valleys and the state capital. Be sure to leave plenty of time for exploration because there are numerous museums, historical sites, hiking trails and other interesting sites along the way.