The Dover, NH to Poland, ME Loop + ADD NEW ROUTE
3 in Maine Maine170 Miles
By Irish Rover
on June 1, 2008
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Head North out of Dover, NH on Route 108 to Rochester, NH. In Rochester Take Rt. 11 east into Maine going to Sanford. In Sanford take Route 11/109 north to Emery Mills then go right on Route 11 to West Newfield, Limerick, Limington, Steep Falls, N. Sebago, and Naples. Once in Naples follow Route 11 to Poland. In Poland take Route 26 south to Gray. In Gray take Route 4 & Route 202 south all the way down to Alfred. In Alfred follow Route 4 all the way to South Berwick, then west on Route 4 into Dover, NH.
This is the quintessential New England ride. Passing thru a few small Maine towns and passing by one of Maine's largest lakes (Sebago). The trip starts in typical mill towns and moves into rolling farmland. Some of the trip is on open roads and the rest is forested. A lot of spots to pull off and take in the view - you'll want to take your time on this on and bring a camera!
Once in the Sebago watershed the road begins to get hilly with lots of twisting. The roads were paved this spring (2008) so the surface conditions are wonderful. One word of advice - this trip is best done on a weekdays to avoid traffic.
There are a lot of good eats along the way if you're looking for breakfast or a light lunch. Some of the small towns you go thru have great sandwich shops. If you looking for a good place to eat and stay, Naples, ME would offer almost anything you might like. This is also a place to rent jet skis or a boat for a day on the lake. There are a lot of places to stay if you're looking to make this a two day trip! No deals in fuel so fill up in NH or southern ME.
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