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Bicyclist on Bangor WaterfrontFirst Methodist Church - DexterPushaw LakeLumberjack Museum - PattenStephen King's House - BangorScenic LakeBicyclist on Country RdGazeboBangor WaterfrontOld Barn & Wagon-Leonard's Mills

 

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Explore Maine By Bike

The Maine Highlands Tours

The Maine Highlands region is home to 200,000-acre Baxter State Park; Moosehead Lake, one of the Northeast’s largest; and mile-high Mt. Katahdin, the state’s tallest peak. Of course, for those cyclists looking for an urban adventure, there’s also the arts-rich city of Bangor.

Tour 15 - Heart of Penobscot County

Highlights: festivals, historical landmarks, lake, pond, river views, museums, rural, urban, wildlife

This is a part of Maine where lumber was once king. Every town and village along the route is replete with reminders of that heritage. The Leonard’s Mills Museum in Bradley, a reconstruction of a 19th-century sawmill, should not be missed. In addition, there are numerous opportunities for wildlife viewing along the way. The Bangor Historical Society publishes a guide for an architectural walking tour of the historic buildings in downtown Bangor.

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Tour 16 - Around Bangor

Highlights: historical landmarks, lake, pond, river views, museums, urban

This ride is designed as a short urban loop to show off the highlights of Bangor—Maine’s third largest city. The tour is entirely on city streets, and riders must be skilled in navigating through traffic. Be sure to take time to stop and see the points of interest along the way.

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Tour 17 - Penquis Valley

Highlights: beaches, swimming holes, historical landmarks, lake, pond, river views, low traffic, mountain views, rural

Beautiful lakes, streams, potato farms, mountains, and vast tracts of wooded land make for lovely, scenic rides in this part of Maine.

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Tour 18 - Sebasticook Valley

Highlights: lake, pond, river views, low traffic, museums, rural, urban

These pleasant loops take cyclists through 12 different towns of the Sebasticook Valley region, providing scenic views of Big Indian Pond, Sebasticook Lake, and Plymouth Pond. The Sebasticook River intersects many points along the tour. Scenery includes a mixture of rolling farmland, forest, and quaint villages.

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Tour 3 - Penobscot River and Forest

Highlights: historical landmarks, lake, pond, river views, low traffic, mountain views, state/national park, wildlife

The Katahdin region has an abundance of natural resources, working forests, and farmlands. The "small town" atmosphere is very much alive in this region, bringing with it the serenity and security we remember from decades ago, when life wasn't in a fast lane, but moved rather slowly down the road, taking in the full beauty of its surroundings.

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Tour Maine's East Coast Greenway - Overview

Highlights: beaches, swimming holes, fairs, festivals, galleries, historical landmarks, lake, pond, river views, lighthouses, mountain views, museums, ocean views, off-road bike trails, rural, urban

The East Coast Greenway route in Maine passes through an amazing diversity of natural and cultural history along its nearly 400-mile route. From coastal communities and historic mill cities to Down East blueberry barrens and the gateway to the Canadian Maritimes, Greenway travelers will experience some of the best Maine has to offer.

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Tour Maine's East Coast Greenway - River Route

Highlights: fairs, festivals, galleries, hiking trails, historical landmarks, lake, pond, river views, museums, rural, urban

This inland 160-mile river route connects Midcoast to Downeast Maine. On this route, cyclists explore three river valleys and the state capital. Be sure to leave plenty of time for exploration because there are numerous museums, historical sites, hiking trails and other interesting sites along the way.

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