Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: western Massachusetts
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Word is that both Vermont and New Hampshire have been paving like crazy this season so you are likely to encounter some nice smooth roads. Direct east-west routes are not easy to plot in northern New England due to the lay of the land, but it also makes for some great roads when they go through the gaps and over the notches. Should be fun.
If you're doing the Kanc east, look for a left turn called Passaconaway Road at Albany Bridge. It's a winding narrow road that will run the other side of the river and bypass the traffic in Conway and North Conway, which will likely be very congested on Labor Day Weekend. Watch for folks camping along the river. At the end, a couple turns will get you on 16 north toward Mt Washington.
After Mt. Washington, consider heading north along 16 up to Errol, where there is a quirky general store I like to visit when I'm in the area. If you have time, stay north/east on 16 over to the Rangeley Lake region of Maine. Nice riding there, which you don't always find in Maine. (VT and NH beat ME for bike roads 7 days a week and twice on Sunday). If you don't have time, from Errol go south on 26 which will take you into Maine and through Grafton Notch, which is beautiful. As you make your was down east to Acadia, you'll have less traffic as you stay away from US 1, although most of it will be heading south/west as summer winds down.
Have a great ride.
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