This tour is comprised of two loops that begin and end in Old Orchard Beach and include lots of views of beaches and ocean waters, with views of farmland in the interior portions of the ride. You will see the pier at Old Orchard Beach; Ferry Beach; Saco River views; the old mill in the village of Goodwins Mills. You may see signs in English and French since this area is a favorite vacation spot for many French Canadians. Ferry Beach State Park is a nice waterfront stop along the journey.
The 27- mile loop has gentle terrain and is fine for most riders. The 48-mile loop has moderately hilly terrain, best for intermediate cyclists.
Starting point: The rides originate from the Old Orchard Beach High School parking lot.
Map of starting point. [ Photo courtesty Dave Maher and Maine DOT]
The National East Coast Greenway is a 3,000-mile biking trail connecting Calais, Maine, to Key West, Florida. The greenway route in Maine is about 400 miles. Here are some of the greeway loops. All rides below are described as moderate to difficult, for intermediate and experienced cyclists.
Eastern Trail from Kittery to South Portland. 68 miles. The Eastern Trail connects Bug Light Park in South Portland with Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth, NH.
Casco Bay from South Portland to Brunswick. 35 miles. This pleasant ride takes cyclists from Portland’s waterfront to nearby suburban towns, including Falmouth, Yarmouth, Freeport and Brunswick, and the Maine coastline.
Details of trails .