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Acadia National Scenic Byway All-American Road

route 3 and Park Loop Road on Mt Desert Island 40 Miles -From craggy shorelines and granite-capped mountains to crystal lakes and spruce–fir forests, Acadia All American Road is perfect for exploring. Extensive carriage roads and hiking trails give access to Acadia National Park. See fishing and sailboats in Frenchman's Bay or go back in time to see the "cottages" of old Bar Harbor.

Old Canada Road National Scenic Byway

US Rte 201 from Solon to Sandy bay - 79 miles -The Old Canada Road Scenic Byway is a snapshot in time. Tracing the route of generations of travelers between Maine and Quebec, this segment of U.S. Rt. 201 winds right alongside the Kennebec River, Wyman Lake, and the Dead River. Encounter old-time villages and abundant wildlife in mountain ridges, forests, and rivers.

Rangeley Lakes National Scenic Byway

Rtes 4 and 17 around Rangeley Lake36 miles 2 - 8 hours- Wind through the mountains and lakes of western Maine on the Rangeley Lakes Scenic Byway. Step back in time and treat yourself to spectacular scenery, outstanding recreational opportunities, abundant wildlife, local museums, and quaint New England villages. Slow down, relax, and enjoy nature's abundance at every turn.

Schoodic National Scenic Byway

Rtes 1 and 186 from Hancock to prospect Harbor40 miles 1.5-8 hours The Schoodic Scenic Byway travels through the eastern seaboard, including the "quiet" side of Acadia National Park. The landscape remains unspoiled, revealing a part of Maine where lobstering and clamming are still a tradition. Discover the local artisans' crafts, and let the mountains, coastal islands, historic buildings, and lighthouses enchant you.

Pequawket Trail Scenic Byway

Rte 113 from Standish to Gilead -60 miles 2 hours -The Pequawket Trail Scenic Byway derives its name from the Sokokis Indian tribe that once inhabited the Saco River Valley. Visitors can discover the local work of artisans and craftsmen, experience sustainable working farms, historic villages, and view abundant wildlife in pristine habitats.Along the journey, the Saco River and the Mountain Division Rail meander parallel to the byway offering swimming, fishing and kayaking, or cross county skiing, snow shoeing, and snowmobiling.The White Mountain National Forest offers unparalleled scenic vistas, and provides miles of world class hiking and climbing for all levels of enthusiasts.

Grafton Notch Scenic Byway

Rte 26 from Newry to Lake Unbagog 21 miles 1 hour-State Route 26 is located in the western mountain area of Maine on the New Hampshire border. The Scenic Byway is unique in that it connects with a New Hampshire Scenic Byway and passes through Grafton Notch State Park. The park has a number of visitor amenities including a number of swimming holes in the Bear River and mountain hiking trails, two of which lead to Screw Auger Falls and Mother Walker Falls. The area is visually pristine, complete with photogenic scenery and wildlife viewing areas.

Grindstone Scenic Byway

Rtes 11 and 159 from Medway to Baxter State Park 59 miles Gateway to Baxter State Park

Million Dollar View Scenic Byway

US Route 1 from Danforth to Orient 8 miles The Million Dollar View Scenic Byway lies in the southeastern most section of Aroostook County and northern Washington County near the Canadian Province of New Brunswick. These eight miles showcase some of the most beautiful viewsheds in eastern Maine. This corridor passes near the summit of Peekaboo Mountain which provides an overlook of Grand Lake into the spectacular western mountainous region of New Brunswick, Canada. As the principal connecting corridor for Aroostook County and "Downeast" Maine, the byway provides a significant wildlife viewing area for the moose, eagle, bear, and deer common to this region of the state.

Seboomook Scenic Byway

Rte 15 from Greenville to Jackman 49 miles Traveling through Maine's Moosehead Lake region, Seboomook Scenic Byway takes Route 15 from Greenville to Jackman.

Fish River Scenic Byway

Rte 11 from Portage to Ft Kent 37 miles Formerly known as the Route 11 Scenic Byway this is a unique traveling experience. The corridor is 38 miles (61 Km) long and includes the towns of Fort Kent, Wallagrass, Eagle Lake, Winterville, and Portage Lake. You will not face crowds, congestion and development in this rural corner of the state. Instead, you will enjoy panoramic vistas, some of Maine's premiere lakes for fishing, sailing, wildlife and bird watching, and the pastoral beauty of a "working byway" that supports agricultural and forest industries. When visiting the region, talk to the locals and listen to the stories about this byway's role in the Fish River Valley's past, present, and future.

State Route 27 Scenic Byway

Rte 27 from Kingfield to Coburn Gore 47 miles Located in northern Franklin County, Route 27 is filled with outdoor adventures, historic towns, authentic culture, and spectacular scenery. This 47-mile byway also serves as a principal corridor connecting the State of Maine with the Canadian Province of Quebec.

Blackwoods Scenic Byway

Rte 182 from Franklin to Cherryfield12.5 miles The Blackwoods Byway lies in the "Downeast" section of Maine's Washington and Hancock Counties. This area is known for its blueberry barrens, rugged granite coastline and unspoiled New England character. It is just inland from the coast and provides the visitor with an alternative to busy Route 1. This route has outstanding viewsheds of mountainous terrain with exposed granite ledges. Many scenic, historical, and recreational turnouts entice the visitor to linger along the drive. Turnouts may also have trailheads to numerous lakes and ponds along the byway corridor.
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The State of Maine recommends these two regional drives: The Northern Visit tour travels 214 miles through both Katahdin/Moosehead and Aroostook County, and takes 5 hours to complete. This scenic trip features long stretches of unpopulated territory between towns. The route begins north of Bangor and ventures into the region known for Maine potatoes. Begin in Howland, and travel on Maine Route 6 east, through West Enfield, Lincoln, and into Lee. In Lee, pick up Route 168 north and travel to Winn. In Winn, take U.S. Route 2 northeast to Macwahoc, where you will take U.S. Route 2A into Haynesville. In Haynesville, travel southeast on the secondary road to Danforth, where you will intersect U.S. Route 1. Take Route 1 north into Houlton, picking up U.S. Route 2 west. Route 2 will lead into Smyrna Mills, where it intersects with Route 212. Take 212 west to Knowles Corner, picking up Route 11 south. Route 11 will travel through Patten to Sherman. In Sherman, pick up I-95 South to Medway (exit 56). From the exit, take Route 157 west to Route 116. Take Route 116 south through Chester and then back to Howland. The County Circuit is 204 miles long, and requires 5 hours to complete. This trip features a good look at Aroostook, covering a wide area. Travelers will see much of Maine's famous lumbering areas, as well as potato farms. Beginning in Presque Isle, take Route 163 west to into Ashland. At Route 11, head north through Eagle Lake and into Fort Kent. In Fort Kent Route 11 will intersect with U.S. Route 1. Take Route 1 east to Frenchville, where you will pick up Route 162 south. 162 travels along Long Lake and into Guerette. In Guerette, pick up Route 161 southeast into New Sweden, and then onto U.S. Route 1 again. Take U.S. Route 1 north into Van Buren. Pick up Route 1A south and travel into Limestone, where 1A meets Route 89. Take Route 89 west into Caribou. In Caribou, go south and east onto Route 161 to Fort Fairfield, where you will then head south on Route 1A into Mars Hill. In Mars Hill, pick up U.S. Route 1 north, which will take you back to Presque Isle. Maine's Route 11 is designated the "Aroostook Scenic Highway," covering the route between Fort Kent and Portage.
The Northern Visit tour travels 214 miles through both Katahdin/Moosehead and Aroostook County, and takes 5 hours to complete. This scenic trip features long stretches of unpopulated territory between towns. The route begins north of Bangor and ventures into the region known for Maine potatoes. Begin in Howland, and travel on Maine Route 6 east, through West Enfield, Lincoln, and into Lee. In Lee, pick up Route 168 north and travel to Winn. In Winn, take U.S. Route 2 northeast to Macwahoc, where you will take U.S. Route 2A into Haynesville. In Haynesville, travel southeast on the secondary road to Danforth, where you will intersect U.S. Route 1. Take Route 1 north into Houlton, picking up U.S. Route 2 west. Route 2 will lead into Smyrna Mills, where it intersects with Route 212. Take 212 west to Knowles Corner, picking up Route 11 south. Route 11 will travel through Patten to Sherman. In Sherman, pick up I-95 South to Medway (exit 56). From the exit, take Route 157 west to Route 116. Take Route 116 south through Chester and then back to Howland. The Moosehead Trip is 210 miles long and takes 5 1/4 hours to complete. This trip takes travelers north from Skowhegan up toward Jackman, and down past Moosehead lake. On the way, you will pass Moosehead Lake, Moxie Falls and Mount Kineo. Particularly scenic segments of the trip are Route 201 between Solon and West Forks, and Route 6 and 15 between Jackman and Rockwood. Beginning in Skowhegan, take U.S. Route 201 north through Bingham and up to near Jackman, where you will intersect Route 15. Procede on Route 15 south and east through Greenville and then on to Dover - Foxcroft. There you will pick up Route 7 south to Newport. In Newport, take Rouite 2 west into Palmyra, where you will then take Route 151 west to Athens. In Athens, take Route 150 south, which will return to Skowhegan.

The following three drives go through parts of the Kennebec and Moose River Valleys, and are suggested by the State of Maine. The Ski Scene covers a portion of Kennebec, measuring 132 miles and taking about 3 1/2 hours to complete. Begin your drive in Farmington, the entryway to Maine's ski country. This route will take you past some of the major ski resort areas, whose mountains should be aflame in fall colors. From Farmington, take U.S. Route 2 into Wilton, where you will pick up Route 156. Take Route 156 northwest into Weld, then head north on Route 142. When 142 meets Route 4, take Route 4 northwest into Rangeley, where you will pick up Route 16 east. Stay on Route 16 through Kingfield and then into North Anson. In North Anson, take U.S. Route 201A south into Norridgewock, where you'll pick up U.S. Route 2 back to Farmington. The Moosehead Trip is 210 miles long and takes 5 1/4 hours to complete. This trip takes travelers north from Skowhegan up toward Jackman, and down past Moosehead lake. On the way, you will pass Moosehead Lake, Moxie Falls and Mount Kineo. Particularly scenic segments of the trip are Route 201 between Solon and West Forks, and Route 6 and 15 between Jackman and Rockwood. Beginning in Skowhegan, take U.S. Route 201 north through Bingham and up to near Jackman, where you will intersect Route 15. Procede on Route 15 south and east through Greenville and then on to Dover - Foxcroft. There you will pick up Route 7 south to Newport. In Newport, take Rouite 2 west into Palmyra, where you will then take Route 151 west to Athens. In Athens, take Route 150 south, which will return to Skowhegan. The Belgrade Drive is 126 miles long, and takes 3 hours to complete. Beginning in Augusta, Maine's capital, this trip winds through the Winthrop Lakes region and the Belgrade Lakes region of the state. From Augusta, take U.S. Route 201 south into Richmond Corner, where you will pick up Route 197 west. Take Route 197 into Litchfield Corner, and then follow a secondary road north toward Litchfield and Route 126. Head west on Route 126. Near Sabattus it will intersect with Route 132. Take Route 132 north into Monmouth, and then pick up Route 135 east. Stay on Route 135 until it runs into U.S. Route 202. Take U.S. Route 202 west into Winthrop, then north on Route 41. When Route 41 meets Route 133, take Route 133 north, which will travel through Wayne and toward Livermore Falls. Go east on Route 17 to Kents Hill, and once there pick up Route 41 north into Mount Vernon. On a secondary road you will then go east, bearing left at the fire station. Continue straight on the road until it reaches Route 27. Make a left on Route 27 and follow it to Rome Corner. In Rome Corner, pick up Route 225 east, to Route 8. Take Route 8 south to Route 27, then continue on Route 27 south back to Augusta. The State of Maine has designated Route 201 between Solon and Caratunk as a scenic highway. The road is also known as "The Arnold Trail."
The Ski Scene covers a portion of the Western Lakes and Mountains, measuring 132 miles and taking about 3 1/2 hours to complete. Begin your drive in Farmington, the entryway to Maine's ski country. This route will take you past some of the major ski resort areas, whose mountains should be aflame in fall colors. From Farmington, take U.S. Route 2 into Wilton, where you will pick up Route 156. Take Route 156 northwest into Weld, then head north on Route 142. When 142 meets Route 4, take Route 4 northwest into Rangeley, where you will pick up Route 16 east. Stay on Route 16 through Kingfield and then into North Anson. In North Anson, take U.S. Route 201A south into Norridgewock, where you'll pick up U.S. Route 2 back to Farmington. The Southern Circle Drive is a short 85 miles long, and takes two hours to complete. This trip will take visitors through the Southern corner of Maine, known for its historic sites and apple orchards. Begin in Sanford, and take U.S. Route 202 east through Alfred, then into Hollis Center. In Hollis Center, pick up Route 35 north and continue on that road into Standish. In Standish take Route 25 West, which goes through Kezar Falls, and into Porter. Route 25 will intersect Route 160 in Porter. Take Route 160 south to Limerick, then pick up Route 11 south back to Sanford. The Western Loop is 130 miles and takes 3 1/4 hours to complete. This tour begins in Fryeburg on U.S. Route 302. Take 302 east through Bridgton and into Naples. In Naples pick up Route 35 north to Harrison, where it intersects with Route 117. Take Route 117 north. Near Norway, pick up Route 118 west. Approximately one mile after taking the highway, go north on a local road, which follows the western bank of Lake Pennesseewassee, and then heads into Greenwood. In Greenwood, take Route 219 east to Route 26, then north on Route 26 into Bethel. In Bethel, pick up U.S. Route 2 west, which will take you into Gilead. In Gilead take Route 113 south into Stow, then go east on a local road which travels the west shore of Lake Kezar into North Lovell. In North Lovell, follow Route 5 south back into Fryeburg. The Mountain Tour is 108 miles long, and takes 2 1/2 hours to complete. This tour goes deep into the heart of Maine's mountainous region. Sites include Screw Auger Falls, Moose Cave, Mother Walker Falls, Grafton State Park and the Appalachian Trail. Begin your drive in Rumford, taking U.S. Route 2 west into Newry. Pick up Route 26 north and procede over the New Hampshire border to Errol. In Errol, take Route 16, back into Maine and to the town of Oquossoc. In Oquossoc, take Route 4 west to Route 17, then 17 south into Mexico. In Mexico, pick up U.S. Route 2 west, which will take you across the bridge back into Rumford.
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Camden Hills State Park 280 Belfast Road Camden, ME 04843 Phone: 207-236-3109

This scenic park is located at the foot of Mount Battie, and is 5,000 acres. Visitors to this camp will enjoy the trails for hiking, cross-country skiing and snowmobilers. Of particular interest is the view from the summit of Mount Battie, 900 feet above sea level. Trails and a drive lead to the summit. A public campsite is available.

Fort Point State Park Searsport, ME Phone: 207-941-4014

This historic site features areas for picnicking and fishing, in addition to a scenic drive. The Coastal Outing is 141 miles long and takes three and one-half hours to complete: (This trip passes along scenic shoreline, through quaint fishing villages, and to the top of Mount Battie.) Begin in Wiscasset, and take U.S. Route 1 east into Newcastle. In Newcastle, pick up Route 130 south, which will travel through New Harbor and on to Pemaquid Point. After stopping at Pemaquid Point State Park, travel back on 130 into New Harbor and onto Route 32 north. Take Route 32 north into Waldoboro, and make a right on Main Street. When you reach Route 220, head south into Friendship, and in Friendship take Route 97 north and east through Cushing and into Thomaston. In Thomaston, take U.S. Route 1 north which will wind its way through Rockland and into Camden. Once in Camden, take the drive up to the top of Mount Battie and enjoy the panoramic view of Penobscot Bay. Head back to U.S. Route 1 and continue on to Lincolnville. In Lincolnville, take Route 173 west into Lincolnville Center, where you will pick up Route 235 South. Continue on 235 into Hope, and then take Route 105 north to Route 131, which merges with 105. Continue south on 105 and 131, and drive through Appleton, then pick up Route 17. Take Route 17 west to Stickney Corner, then Route 220 south to Route 126. Take 126 southwest into Jefferson, where you will pick up Route 213 southwest, and then Route 215. Take Route 215 northwest to Route 194, and Route 194 northwest into Head Tide. Once in Head Tide, bear left to cross the river on a local road. On the other side, get on Route 218 south, which will take you back to Wiscasset.
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Long Sands Beach Route 1A York, ME 03903

A long, narrow beach near Cape Neddick. A two-mile scenic drive parallels the beach. A handicapped-accessible beach area and bathhouse is provided. Parking available. Dogs allowed.