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Motorcycle Roads The Dover, NH to Poland, ME Loop3   in Maine Maine170 Miles

Motorcycle Roads The Dover, NH to Poland, ME Loop

By Irish Rover
on June 1, 2008

0.0out of 5

3 Riders rated


 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

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!

Road Quality

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.

Roadside Amenities

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.

Additional Info

- View the weather forecast for this area from Yahoo weather .

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What Riders Say About this Route Add Review & Rating

By pgervais
on July 10, 2012 2 out of 3 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2006

Motorcycle Make Road King

Motorcycle Type Touring

I used to live and ride these roads on a daily basis, now that I have left I really appreciate the views. Be prepared to have your breath taken away when you lease expect it. Best time to take it is weekdays before Memorial day or Early fall before the leaves start to turn, tourists in cars will clog the roads once the leave start changing color.

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By Larry in MA
on October 6, 2013 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2008

Motorcycle Make Kawasaki

Motorcycle Type Sport

I took the Route 11 portion of this ride yesterday, from Route 26 to Route 16. Road surface conditions aren't great in some sections. Plenty of good miles though, and very few crowded sections or traffic lights.

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on July 22, 2019 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2018

Motorcycle Make Yamaha

Motorcycle Type Touring

It's easy to be overwhelmed by everywhere in New England. Most places have the combination of heavy forest and little towns surrounded by farmland. You can find the same thing in all these states. The Dover ride is no different and is quite lovely and fun riding for someone like myself from the drier Out West. I only don't give this a 5 star as it has nothing different from all around here.

An interesting area if you like to poke around marinas, is up by Naples and the boats awaiting there. Also, the stretch from Dover north is difficult to follow using route signs, so use of a gps for a destination in Naples may be helpful.

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