Check out these powerfully scenic Maine bike trips.
By Caroline Praderio (Excerpted from our 2016 Maine Vacation Guide)
Brought to you by the Maine Department of Transportation’s Explore Maine project, which features detailed maps on its website.
An all-day, 28-mile ride beside the rushing Aroostook is beautiful anytime, but visit in midsummer to see the County’s endless fields of pink and white potato blossoms. Start/Finish: Public parking lot, Riverside Dr., Presque Isle.
Freeport’s congested main drag (L.L.Bean will still be there when you get back) and pedal a gentle 9-mile loop that brings you through nearby Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park. The coastal panoramas don’t disappoint. Start/Finish: Leon Gorman Park, Bow St., Freeport.
This challenging 38-mile trek through rolling farmland loops all the way around the glittering waters of China Lake. Start/Finish: Rummels Field, off Rte. 104, Waterville.
An 18-mile route in the shadow of the Mahoosucs makes a perfect summer ride, complete with a photo-op next to the postcard-perfect Lovejoy Covered Bridge. Start/Finish: Junction of Rte. 5 and Rte. 120, Andover.