Great Motorcycle Roads in Maine
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These are some of the best motorcycle roads in Maine. Being the largest state in New England, there are tremendous amounts of motorcycle riding to discover. From iconic lighthouses to scenic ski mountains, ride through the tranquil towns, and of course, its fantastic coastal national park.
Acadia National Park Loop
Park Loop Road, Route 3, 198, 102
The "Crown Jewel of the North Atlantic Coast" has 27 miles of historic ME motorcycling roads to ride. These roads, including Park Loop Road, offer spectacular views of the National Park Atlantic coast. There are many overlooks available to pause and take in the scenery, and like many other National Parks, the roads are excellently maintained.
Madrid to Upton
Routes 4, 17, 26 (96 miles)
Perhaps the best motorcycle roads in Maine are along this route, which could be started on Rt 4 in Madrid and connect to 17 south which offers majestic overlooks of nearby mountains and lakes down to Rumford. Route 26 offers great open scenery and carves through Grafton Notch State Park all the way into the NH border.
North Anson to Coburn Gore
Routes 16, 27 (67 miles)
Start this scenic Maine motorcycle route (aka Maine High Peaks Scenic Byway) north along route 16, which connects to route 27 all the way to the Canadian border. Stay on high alert for deer crossing, as there are posted "High Hit Area" signs posted on this road.
Newfield to Gray
ME-11, ME-85, ME-26 (50 miles)
This great motorcycle road in Maine is in the southern part of the state, and moves into rolling farmland, open roads and through some deep forests. The route passes alongside Sebago Lake, one of Maine's largest, and provides some enjoyable twists and hills as you take in some fantastic views along the way.
Aroostook Scenic Byway
Route 11 (105 miles)
This Maine motorcycle route next to Baxter State Park is full of great scenery nice curves, and some long stretches of road to enjoy. Just proceed with caution- the local wildlife, including moose are plentiful, so stay alert on this great ME motorcycle ride.
Fryeburg to Gilead
Route 113 (30 miles)
This awesome motorcycle ride in Maine will take you along the NH border, just east of the White Mountain region. There's some open, mountain views in the Chatham area, but it gets quite technical once in the deep forest, as there are many tight turns along the narrow road in the middle portion of this route. Stop by the Cold River Overlook for beautiful mountain views.
Thomaston to Lincolnville
Routes ME-31, ME-235, ME-173 (31 miles)
While Route 1 north of Rockland is an enjoyable coastal road, it can be a bit on the busy side. Instead, opt for this great Maine motorcycle ride just outside of Scenic Route 1, which will take you through the charming town of Hope and the eastern Maine countryside. There are some nice twists and scenery along the way, especially at Hachet Mountain, but this is mostly an enjoyable easy-going ride.
Perry to Prospect Harbor Lighthouse
Routes 1, 191, 187, 186 (150 miles)
Just north of Acadia National Park are some great ME motorcycle roads that continue along the coast. Start or end at the historic Prospect Harbor Lighthouse (built in 1891). Just east of Cobscook Bay State Park is a quick detour to another historic lighthouse in Quoddy Head State Park near the Canadian border.