This beautiful 60-mile drive travels through wild outdoor scenery, along the Saco River, past working farms, and through historic villages. The northern end of the route is White Mountain National Forest, hone to excellent hiking and climbing. Other highlights on the Route at the Hemlock Bridge in Fryeburg, Mount Cutler in Hiram, and the Fryeburg Museum. [Photo by Joe Shlabotnik.]
Along Route 26Newry to Umbagog State Park, MEPhone:
The Grafton Notch scenic byway begins in Newry, near Sunday River ski area, and travels along Route 26 to Grafton Notch State Park and Lake Umbagog. The bEar River is visible from the road along much of this Route. Travelers along this route should be sure to stop at Grafton Notch State Park to enjoy a short walk to Screw Auger Falls and Mother Walker Falls.
Along routes 4 and 17Around Rangeley Lake, MEPhone: 800-685-2537
This beautiful area of the wild Maine lakes and mountains attracts visitors who love year-round outdoor fun, including fishing, camping, hiking, bicycling, boating, hunting, wildlife viewing and photography, snowmobiling, and skiing. A glorious view is seen off the Height of Land on Route 17. It is fairly easy to spot moose along this drive and it is also perfect for a foliage drive. [Photo by binkley27.]