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Offline knolltop

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Routing between NT & Atl Coast Routes
« on: December 01, 2010, 02:52:09 pm »
Am planning to use NT going w-->e and then use Atlantic Coast route to go down to Boston.

Looks like NT & AC linkup somewhere around Richmond/Damariscotta, ME area (don't have my maps yet).  
But I don't want to go that far east to get on AC.  

In a somewhat perfect world  ::), looks like good place to cutover from NT to AC would be east of Conway, NH, and join AC at Standish, ME, at southern end of Sebego Lake.

Google Maps, w/ bicycling option turned on, came back w/ this from just east of Conway:
se on Mill St, continuing on Brownfield Rd & then Center Conway Rd
lt on River Rd, thru Brownfield, continuing on ME160
rt on ME113 (Pequawket Trail) thru Hiram and for about 22 mi
lt on ME25 (Ossipee Trail) into Standish
Any services avail @ Browfield or Hiram?

Confirmations of this route and/or recommendations for alternate route between NT & AC would be much appreciated!

Mike
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Offline raybo

Re: Routing between NT & Atl Coast Routes
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2010, 11:01:05 am »
Don't assume that the thin lines with names on Google maps in Maine are paved roads.

In September, 2010, I rode from Conway, NH to Bar Harbor, ME and then down the ACA route to Boston (through Standish).  For the most part, the numbered roads in Maine will be two lanes without shoulders but not very busy, except around larger towns.  The major roads, often still two lanes, such as Highway 1 have good shoulders but lots of traffic.

I didn't ride the route you propose so don't know about the towns you list.  But, east of Conway, the towns were few and far between.

If you are interested, you can read about my ride here.  I assume the NT goes over the Kancamagus Pass.  If it doesn't, be sure to ride over it, anyway.

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Re: Routing between NT & Atl Coast Routes
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2010, 11:19:37 am »
Ray,

Thanks for the post.

Yeah, I don't wanna assume anything when it comes to Google maps.   ;)
That's why am looking for confirmations or recommends.

Any heads-up you think useful re route down to Boston would be greatly appreciated.  My daughter lives in Somerville.  I'll most definitely read your journal!

Kancamagus ... yep, definitely on the route and one of the sections am looking forward to.  It's such a scenic piece of road!

Mike
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Offline gordonharris912

Re: Routing between NT & Atl Coast Routes
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2011, 08:08:41 pm »
You can find several good routes heading south from New Hampshire to Boston at http://ridemap.info .  If you want to ride down the Maine Coast, check out http://www.bikenewengland.com/maine.html