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Region: Maine Lakes and Mountains
Length: 60 miles
Travel Time: a day to enjoy or 2 hours
Highlights: beaches, swimming holes, bicycling, boating, camping, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, foliage viewing, hiking trails, historical landmarks, lake, pond, river views, mountain views, skiing, snowmobiling, state/national park, wildlife
Side Trips: Hemlock Covered Bridge, Fryeburg; Mount Cutler, Hiram; Burnt Meadow Mountain trail, Brownfield (views of Mount Washington & near-by peaks); Robert E. Peary monument on Jockey Cap, Fryeburg; Mountain Division rail trail; Hiram Rail Museum; Fryeburg Museum
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, which runs between Standish and Fryeburg, 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.
Fryeburg Visitors Center