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6   in Maine Maine88 Miles

Motorcycle Roads Rangeley Lakes Scenic Byway

By Anonymous
on July 1, 2009

4.0out of 5

4 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

1. Dixfield, ME. From US-2 turn left toward ME-142 and start moving north for aprox 26 miles. Road full of twisties and up and downs.

2. Turn left on ME-142/ME-4 and ride aprox 27 miles. At the end of this stretch you will see lake itself in all its beauty.

3. Turn left on ME-17 and ride aprox 35 miles. At the end in Mexico, ME stop for lunch at Chicken Coop restaurant.

Scenery

Wind through the mountains and lakes of western Maine on the Rangeley Lakes Scenic Byway. Step back in time and treat yourself to spectacular scenery, outstanding recreational opportunities, abundant wildlife, local museums, and quaint New England villages. Slow down, relax, and enjoy nature's abundance at every turn.

Road Quality

Good pavement, two lane road. Some places are bumpy but not out of hand.

Roadside Amenities

After you done and roll into small town named Mexico stop by for lunch at Chicken Coop Restaurant. Great interior and food.

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 tiger_tat
on December 31, 2011 4 out of 4 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2009

Motorcycle Make Yamaha

Motorcycle Type Touring

I live on part of this route and think the Rangley byway is an awesome ride. Would like to give an update on rt 17. 2011 there has been new pavement and the turn outs at the top of the height of the land have been redone. Much better bike ride now. What use to be the worst part of the ride is now the best. Enjoy

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By Guest
on March 21, 2013 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2004

Motorcycle Make bmw

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

Was on MC and bicycle on this route, awesome new pavement, Make sure to stop at Coos Canyon, great rock formations, cool off in the stream, watch cliff divers or dive in yourself, great ice cream across the street

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By Guest
on June 14, 2010 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 1989

Motorcycle Make Yamaha

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

I took the ride 13 June 2010 and the views were excellent, but be warned, there ARE some bad spots in the road. Maine winters have been hard on route 17. Much of route 4 has been redone however and is a dream. . If you make the trip be sure to stop at COOS CANYON (on 17) and SMALLS FALLS (on 4).

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By Pointer103
on August 17, 2017 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

2.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2011

Motorcycle Make Harley

Motorcycle Type Touring

This road will now rattle the fillings out of your teeth. There are good parts, but others...
The views are great, but Maine needs to totally re-do this route.

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