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Region: Maine Beaches
Highlights: beaches, swimming holes, historical landmarks, urban, wildlife
|21-mile ride||21||Gentle terrain for almost all cyclists|
|34-mile ride||34||Moderate terrain, hilly, for intermediate cyclists|
|49-mile ride||49||Moderate terrain, hilly, for intermediate cyclists|
The 21-mile loop includes the villages of Kennebunkport and Kennebunk. The 34-mile loop takes you on Ocean Avenue, a beautiful ride along the coast of Kennebunkport. The leisurely 49-mile route has broad appeal. Beachcombers and sun worshippers will be thrilled with the many beaches along the way. Sightseers and photographers will relish the abundance of parks and benches strategically located to maximize views of the coastline, as well as majestic 18th- and 19th-century homes. History buffs can choose between museums and many other sites in the historic towns on the rides.
Special features: Historic homes and storefronts in Kennebunkport; Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge; former President George H. W. Bush’s summer home (Walker’s Point); white sand beaches; Biddeford Pool; Cape Porpoise; trolley museum; Maine Audubon Society Sanctuary
Road conditions: Generally good
Cautions: Heavy traffic in summer and some roads without shoulders.
Starting point: Rides originate from the Wells Intermodal Transportation Center, which is located at the intersection of Exit 19 off the Maine Turnpike and ME 109.