Get off the Main Roads: 5 Incredibly Scenic Drives in Maine

Get off the Main Roads: 5 Incredibly Scenic Drives in Maine

When it comes to scenic drives, Maine has plenty to pick from. Whether you want to see ocean vistas and charming harbor towns, streams meandering along winding back roads, rural farmland, stunning lakes, or majestic mountains, Maine has it all wrapped up into one state. And for those of you who prefer more nature and less cars, you’re in luck–some of the most scenic roads in Maine are found away from the tourist path.

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The Forks, Maine Starts One of America’s Best Fall Color Drives

The Forks, Maine Starts One of America's Best Fall Color Drives

Why not celebrate the vibrant fall with a full day river rafting trip or the aforementioned escape to the woods? Dam releases guarantee great water levels all fall, and the river stays warm long after the air turns crisp. Northern Outdoors will be rafting right into the middle of October (October 12, to be exact) so you can splash in the water and do some serious leaf peeping at the same time.

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Discover Maine Ride: Motorcycle Touring This Summer- Into Thoreau’s Woods

Discover Maine Ride: Motorcycle Touring This Summer- Into Thoreau's Woods

Our friends at L-A Harley-Davidson in nearby Lewiston, Maine have put together a classic Maine Touring Ride that covers the best of the state and offers the chance to win prize some great prizes. Northern Outdoors is pleased to be one of the ride’s Sponsors, and one of 6 check-in stops along the ride through Maine.

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Old Canada Road National Scenic Byway Along Maine’s Kennebec River

Old Canada Road National Scenic Byway Along Maine's Kennebec River

Cruising north out of Skowhegan on U.S. Route 201, you top a hill and a view opens up before you – mountains roll to the horizon and the sky doubles in size.  On your left, in a grassy area, is a sign announcing you are now driving on the Old Canada Road National Scenic Byway. Informational plaques on stands offer information about the mountains before you and the history of the area.

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