There are lots of ways to take in the beauty of Maine. The seemingly endless hikes, the incredible state parks, and the fact that there’s plenty of rocky coast are just a few of the reasons so many people love life here. But, while these are all certainly fantastic ways to appreciate what Maine has to offer, there’s nothing like taking in the sights from the road. The meandering country roads in Maine allow access to some of the most hidden, but beautiful, parts of the state. If you’ve got some time on your hands and aren’t in any hurry, you might want to hit the road to check out the best of the state by car. The Maine scenic routes here are the perfect roads to help you do that.

The scenic drives near me are my favorite way to clear my head and start fresh. Have you experienced this side of the state? Have you been on any of these Maine scenic routes? If so, we’d love to hear about your favorite stops along the way. Let us know in the comments!

Another way to take in the best of Maine is by checking out our favorite waterfalls road trip. It leads to some of the most incredible natural areas in the state. But, before you hop in the car to check it out, be sure you’ve got all the best road trip snacks!

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What are the best road trips through Maine?

The best road trips through Maine lead to some of the most fabulous attractions, sights, and views. Here are a few you should try next:


Are there any covered bridges in Maine?

There are plenty of lovely covered bridges in Maine you'll want to visit. A few to put on your list include:

  • Watson Settlement Bridge, Littleton, Aroostook County: At 150 feet, this remote bridge is among the longest in the region. It was built in 1911 and is open for foot traffic only.
  • Hemlock Covered Bridge, Fryeburg, Oxford County: Built in 1857, this is the oldest bridge in all of Maine. It spans the Old Course Saco River.
  • Sunday River Bridge, Newry, Oxford County: Also known as Artist’s Bridge, it's not uncommon to see painters and other artists at the banks of the Sunday River taking in the beauty of this special bridge. It's especially lovely in the fall when the leaves change colors.