good backroads .. really fun and scenery around the lake
the first part of this ride up the saint john river has new pave starting in public landing, and the later parts are low trafic roads. gravel hazards are problems in some places. little to no cops, i havent seen any anyway. With the twists and scenery, you wont want to miss any of it.
Good run! The roads are in pretty good shape nice turns for the area. Beautiful ocean views along the way.
Finished this ride off with Ice Cream @ Shaker Pond
Good curves, good views, a delight.
New England Calm Natural Beauty This 190 mile tour is a kind of double s lap of the spectacular sights of the White Mountain National Forest and so can be easily shortened of modified at several points. Starting in Bethel, Maine we head west along the Androscoggin River, then we head through the mountain valley south on the lovely 113. From there we head west and then north toward Mt Washington where there are more great views and nice turns, then after cutting across west again on US2 we head south again through the mountains, then west on the excellent Kancamangus highway. A kind of beautiful road less travelled. Finally we join US302 northeast which gives us access to I93 at the finish. ( Image : Sandwich Mountain Range ; Credit : Wikipedia)
This loop uses Routes 43, 16, 155, and 2 to loop around the Penobscot River north of Orono, Maine. Cell service can be spotty, so GPS use is recommended.
Just for fun
This is a great all day ride. Stop along the way and enjoy the beautiful conutry. Watch out for moose along the way. There are posted signs. Have lunch in Rangley and save room for Ice cream. Farmington, Giffords Ice Cream check this place out on your way back to the portland area.
Beautiful views but some hazards from traffic, be aware and enjoy.
Smooth and well marked with some nice corners. Nice seasonal scenery too.
Nice scenery and some nice curves. Watch out for logging trucks.
A nice selection of curves on mostly good surface.
Nice wooded views and some good corners, beware of logging traffic.
Nice twisty scenic road with mountain sections.
Very nice narrow little twisty road that has a patchy surface in places. Good little ride.
Nice, fun river ride with some good turns
Great scenery and tight turns, low traffic.
Pleasant rolling rural route past lakes and streams with easy turns.
Nice selection of different types of corners and low traffic make this a nice backroad.
A nice little curvy section with pleasant scenic stops.
Heading from the mostly easterly town in the US west, taking in the views and sights, an easy curcy tourist route.