Here Are The Best Road Trips You Can Take In Maine
Our goal at Only in Maine is to provide you with some great ways to continue to love Vacationland. Sometimes, that’s simply a funny reminder of why Mainers are so incredibly awesome. Other days, it’s a list of secret little hidden gems we think you’ll love. But, our favorite thing to do in Maine just might be road trips. From waterfalls and natural wonders, fall foliage to holiday lights, today we’re sharing the very best road trips in Maine.
These epic road trips bring you to all of the best parts of Maine — from the most scenic byways to the creepiest, most haunted spots. Let’s go for a drive!
Note: To see the exact directions for each of these road trips, click the link in each description.
Enjoy The Pine Tree State in all its sweeping, scenic glory with these epic Maine road trips. And if you’re more of a roadside attraction kind of adventurer, you have to check out these 16 Bizarre Roadside Attractions in Maine!
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Best Road Trips In Maine
What are some fun roadside attractions in Maine?
In addition to Maine's beautiful scenery and landscape, there are some truly amazing roadside attractions. For starters, there's Lenny the Moose, a 1,700 pound milk chocolate moose that has been turning heads at the Len Libby chocolate store 1997. And if you're into larger-than-life attractions, the L.L. Bean Bootmobile is truly a sight to see. It's like the Oscar Meyer Wienermobile, but a giant boot.
What's the most scenic byway in Maine?
We are partial to the Rangeley Lakes National Scenic Byway because it really showcases Maine's diverse geography and sweeping scenery. This 52-mile route on State Routes 17, 16, and 4 surrounds Rangeley Lake and crosses the Appalachian Trail. The most memorable part is, perhaps, the view of Mooselookmeguntic Lake at the Height of Land. Depending which season you make the trip, add a detour to Angel Falls, Coos Canyon, Rangeley Lakes State Park, Rangeley Logging Museum or Saddleback Mountain for skiing.
What are some unique museums in Maine?
Maine’s got no shortage of beautiful things to see. Impressive waterfalls? Check! Quiet winding roads? Got those, too! But, what some people don’t realize is that Maine also has a quirky side. Maine has a seashell museum. There's an umbrella cover (yes, you read that right) museum. The state even has a blueberry-shaped attraction devoted entirely to -- you've guessed it -- wild blueberries. Maine's been keepin' it weird before keepin' it weird was a thing! And we're here for it.