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New Hampshire to Quebec Rides

 

 

1) Weir's Beach, NH to Kingsfield, ME

 

The White Mountains have some of New England's best roads and views. Highlights include Route 175, the Kancamagus Highway (video), Bear Notch Road, Hurricane Mountain Road (video), Maine Route 113 (video), Pemi Overlook (photo), Bear Notch Overlook (photo), and Evan's Notch (photo).

 

 

Ride - This 200 mile ride begins in Weir Beach, NH (photo) and continues on curvy Winona Road to Route 175. The route follows Route 175 north to lunch in Lincoln. Next, ride the Kancamagus Highway (video) east to the Pemi Overlook (photo). After a few miles is twisty and scenic Bear Notch Road and the Bear Notch Overlook (photo). Fasten your helmets for a roller coaster ride on Hurricane Mountain Road (video). After Hurricane the route turns north on fantastic Maine Route 113 (video) and Evan's Notch (photo). Finally turn west and north towards the Three Stanley Avenue Bed & Breakfast in Kingfield, Maine.

 

Lunch is at Gypsy Cafe (Tripadvisor) (Yelp) or The Common Man (Tripadvisor) (Yelp) in Lincoln, NH

 

 

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2) Kingfield, ME to Quebec City

 

Maine Route 201 is a Scenic Byway that runs along the Kennebec River as far as the Forks. This part of Route 201 was part of the invasion route that Benedict Arnold and Continental troops followed during their unsuccessful invasion of Quebec in 1775. Quebec's Thetford Mines is the seat of Les Appalaches Regional County Municipality and is one of the world's leading producers of asbestos. The Rivière Chaudière is a major river that empties into the Saint Lawrence River near Quebec City

 

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Ride - This 262 mile ride begins with Route 16 east along the Carrabasset River. Next the route turns north on Route 201 (Scenic Byway). Route 201 follows the Kennebec River and scenic Wyman Lake to the Forks. This section of Route 201 was part of the invasion route that Benedict Arnold and Continental troops followed during their unsuccessful invasion of Quebec in 1775. Be sure to stop at the Jackman Scenic Vista (photo) before arriving at the border. Upon entering Quebec, the route follows the shores of . The town of Thetford Mines soon follows. Finally the route turns north and follows the Rivière Chaudière to the Saint Lawrence River and Quebec City.

 

Lunch is at Pizzeria du Boulevard (Tripadvisor) or St Hubert (menu) (Tripadvisor) in Thetford Mines.