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An exciting Maine
TRIP 1: DOVER-FOXCROFT TO
GREENVILLE LOOP: About 100 Miles
Start at the AE Robinson on Route 16 in Dover-
Foxcroft. Park and unload!
Hop on ITS 85N through Monson to Greenville
(about 42 miles)
Stop for lunch at the Stress Free Moose Pub,
65 Pritham Avenue in Greenville. They’re open
every day at 11 am.
After lunch, fuel up! There is not a gas station
until you reach Milo.
Ride to Revisit a
Cold War Crash Site
On the southern slope of Elephant Mountain, just 15
minutes from downtown Greenville, lies the wreckage of
a United States Air Force Boeing B-52C Stratofortress. The
debris covers several acres of the forest and visitors are
free to wander through this Cold War memorial site.
The historic B52 lookout is off of ITS 85 just
north of your lunch stop.
Continue on ITS 85N for about 13 miles and hop
on the 110 connector trail to Milo/Brownville.
Turn on to ITS 82W near Milo to take you back to
the AE Robinson in Dover-Foxcroft.
TRIP 2: MILLINOCKET TO SHIN POND
LOOP: About 130 Miles
The crash happened on a January afternoon in 1963. The
plane took off from Westover AFB in Massachusetts
on what should have been a routine training mission.
Gusts of wind from Maine’s western mountains created
turbulence that, ultimately, tore off part of the B-52’s tail. Need to rent a sled? If you’re starting in
Millinocket, head to the New England Outdoor
Center and they’ll hook you up. Starting from
Mt. Chase, head to Shin Pond Village and they’ll
take care of you.
Each year the Moosehead Riders
Snowmobile Club hosts a ride to the
memorial site to pay tribute to the
men who died. The ride is beautiful
and serene, and the crash site is easy
to find thanks to signs pointing the
way. Visitors are asked to treat the area
respectfully and leave it intact. For
more information, contact Destination
Moosehead Lake or visit
destinationmooseheadlake.com. If you have a sled, start in the parking lot at
Pamola Lodge in Millinocket.
Take ITS 85N all the way to Mt. Chase. Have
lunch and fuel up at Shin Pond Village.
Head back south on ITS 81, stopping in
Patten to fill your gas tank. Hop on 83W in
Stacyville to head back to Millinocket.
Once you’re back, head to Highlands Tavern
at Pamola Lodge for a drink to celebrate
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