Ride to Maine Preview
Maine is a wonderful region that stretches from Portland
to Acadia. Highlights of this 166 mile ride from Bath to Ellsworth
Boothbay Harbor, Permaquid Point & Lighthouse, and Camden.
Ride to Maine
Leave Bath and ride east on Route 1 across the Kennebec River and
Hanson's Bay to Wicasset. Pass
Eats and cross the Sheepscot River. Turn south on Route 27
and follow it down to Boothbay Harbor.
1 below shows Boothbay Harbor. Commercial Street is one-way and we need to
loop around before parking by the footbridge. There is a bathroom
in the coffee shop near the parking (among other spots.) Be sure
to walk out on the
and bring a camera. It is also a nice walk among the shops along
Map 1: Boothbay Harbor
Boothbay Harbor Footbridge
Leave Boothbay Harbor and follow Route 96 down to fantastic Ocean
Point and Shore Road. Park your bike and enjoy the view from the
Ocean Point - Shore Road
Leave Ocean Point and
follow River Road north along the Damariscotta River to Newcastle.
Cross the river to Damariscotta and then turn south on Routes 129 and
130 to Permaquid.
(map 2) is a zoomed map of Permaquid Point. The
has good food and great views. Park in the restaurant lot (it is
behind the restaurant down to the rocks for a great view of the
There is a small charge if you wish to visit the museum.
Map 2: Permaquid Point and Lighthouse
Permaquid Point and Lighthouse
Ride Route 32 north along
Muscongas Sound and the Medomak River to Waldoboro. Follow Route 1 and
Route 90 east to Rockport. Turn north, ride through the Camden Arch
and down to the harbor.
Camden, park in the big lot by the
(map 3.) From there you get a nice view of the harbor and the
There are public restrooms right next to the parking area. Walk along
the great shops on Main Street over to the library on the corner of
Atlantic and Main. Walk across the grounds to the gazebo for a
of the harbor. Finally walk across Atlantic Ave and down the walkway to
Harbor Park and the base of the waterfall where there are
Map 3: Camden
Camden Library View
Leave Camden and ride
Route 52 north along the backside of Camden Hills State Park and along
Megunticook Lake. Continue north to Belfast.
Passagassawakeag River (hold your nose) and
pass Searsport and the
Penobscot River on your way to to Fort Knox and the Penobscot
Penobscot Narrows Bridge.
Park by the fort for both locations. Your observatory ticket is good
for the fort as well. Take an elevator to the top of the bridge for a
Penobscot Bridge Observatory
Ride over the bridge and
stay on Route 1 and follow
it west to Ellsworth.