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Offline Old Guy New Hobby

Atlantic Coast Route to Hermon, ME
« on: December 26, 2011, 04:29:58 pm »
I want to ride from Baltimore, MD to Hermon, ME in the late spring. Fortunately for me, the Atlantic Coast Route works great for that. But I don't know the roads in ME. I could take Rte 1A from Stockton Springs to the Hampden area, then pick up Coldbrook Rd to Hermon. Google bike seems to prefer smaller streets starting at Winterport. Or I could shoot up a series of back roads from Belfast. Is one of these better? Is there anything that's important to avoid?

Offline JMilyko

Re: Atlantic Coast Route to Hermon, ME
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2011, 08:00:41 am »
Hi there,

You might want to check with the Maine DOT and see how your ideas line up with theirs for routing:

http://www.exploremaine.org/bike/index.shtml

Best,

.Jennifer.
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Offline JayH

Re: Atlantic Coast Route to Hermon, ME
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2012, 05:15:02 pm »
Might shoot a PM to "Sailariel" who is a member here who is from Belfast.. 

Maine DOT used to publish a bike suitability map for the entire state, not like local street detail but county road detail that was a good map. It listed traffic density and shoulder width. I've used it to get to places off the Atlantic Coastal route before.   I don't think the Maine DOT publishes it anymore but it was a good free resource and the price was right!

Jay