The Maine Highlands Guidebook Maine Highlands Guidebook 2019-2021 - Page 24
y car or on a motorcycle, a
cruise along one of The Maine
Highlands’ scenic byways is
a wonderful way to explore
the region’s stunning mountains,
lakes, and woods. Two-lane roads
wind through the countryside, passing
through quaint towns and beautiful
forests with scenic overlooks where
the highway reaches a height of land.
DID YOU KNOW?
Fall foliage is at its most colorful
after a warm—but not dry—summer,
when autumn days are sunny and
nights are cool but frost-free.
One of the best times for a drive is the fall season when the air turns
crisp and leaves are ablaze. The weeks from late-September through
mid-October are peak foliage peeping times in The Maine Highlands.
See mainefoliage.com for a live foliage report throughout the fall.
THE MOOSEHEAD LAKE SCENIC BYWAY follows Route 15/Route 6
for 49 miles from Greenville to Jackman. The road passes through the
village of Rockwood where spectacular views of Mount Kineo beckon,
and winds along the waterway that feeds the Kennebec River.
ALONG THE WAY: The Steamship Katahdin, Big Squaw
Mountain Ski Area, Moosehead Lake and Mount Kineo, Brassua
Lake, Long Pond, Wood Pond, The Forks, Moxie Falls
THE KATAHDIN WOODS & WATERS SCENIC BYWAY travels 89 miles
from Baxter State park along the East Branch of the Penobscot River and
provides access to the Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monument.
With side trips along the West Branch and views of Katahdin and
the Appalachian Mountains, this is a glorious drive that will reveal
pastoral farms, working forests, and beautiful natural areas.
ALONG THE WAY: Patten Lumbermen’s Museum, Baxter State Park
& Katahdin, Shin Falls, Grindstone Falls, Debsconeag Ice Caves, Ash
Hill, Golden Road, and the West Branch of the Penobscot River.
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