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Route 113 Border Cruise - from Gilead to Fryeburg + ADD NEW ROUTE


7   in New Hampshire New Hampshire28 Miles

By Anonymous
on November 1, 2006

4.0out of 5

11 Riders rated

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Written Directions

Start your route in the town of Gilead, MN (which is just about 27 miles west of Bethel, MN). From Gilead head south on state route 113 as it follows the NH and ME state line for approx 28 miles and comes out in Fryeburg (the route's end point).

Scenery

Twisty road with lots of tree cover. You'll be passing through the stunning White Mountain National Forest area and the beautiful scenery along the NH and Maine state line.

Road Quality

Some rough areas but mostly good pavement and lots of twists and turns.

Roadside Amenities

Not really any place to stop along the way but plenty of amenities on either end (in Gilead or Fryeburg).

Additional Info

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What Riders Say About this Route Add Review & Rating

By Guest
on February 27, 2011 4 out of 4 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

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I am so excited to have found this site. I am glad to share that the Stow Corner Store is now open! I opened the doors July 2010. The Bakery is in full swing as well as the ice cream. The menu offers a full service deli and special features daily. The House Italian is a 2 ft sub, mortadella, salami, capacola, provolone, lettuce, tomato, green peppers, red onions, black olives, pickles, and hots if desired topped with oil and vinegar house dressing. This sub can be made smaller :) Please check out homemade soups, always fresh served with hot crusty bread or crackers. I am looking forward to my second summer. Please consider taking the ride up route 113 out of Fryeburg, Maine to Stow while heading to Evans Notch. I hope everyone has a safe 2011. Best Regards, Maureen

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By Guest
on March 3, 2011 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

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Please note the locals call this Evans Notch Road and was closed to traffic due to flooding washing out bridges rwo years ago. There are campgrounds on either end and a historical house to visit on the Fryeburg end. ( Note the author of the ride improperly abbreviated Maine MN it's ME Keep the rubber side down !

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By NeilH
on October 17, 2016 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

3.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2016

Motorcycle Make Harley Davidson Ultra Limited

Motorcycle Type Touring

A real highlight of this road was the discover of Stow Corner Cafe - what a delight. Great coffee and crumb cake and a warm welcome from the local people drinking in there. We'd ride the road again just to visit the cafe again. We were a bit disappointed with this road itself though - in places the pavement was so rough that the riding was not at all pleasant. There were some good patches too though.

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By studiculous
on September 3, 2014 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2014

Motorcycle Make TriumphLT

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

I rode this a couple of weeks ago, from Fryeburg to Gilead, then on to Rumford. Lots of twisties, however pavement is poor is spots. Area through Evans Notch has fresh pavement, so it can be squirrely. Easy morning is quite dewy,so watch your speeds in the twisties.

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By studiculous
on September 3, 2014 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year 2014

Motorcycle Make Triumph America LT

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

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By Larry in MA
on October 6, 2013 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2008

Motorcycle Make Kawasaki

Motorcycle Type Sport

As others have noted, this is a great scenic road with lots of great curves, elevation changes and straights. Even more impressive in the September/October when the leaves are changing. The section through the White Mountains National Park was recently repaved, so it's very smooth too. Note that several sections are not maintained during the winter months, and in fact, the National Park section is gated off during winter. Also, the existing pavement condition south of the Park can be fairly poor in places.

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By Guest
on July 21, 2012 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

3.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2002

Motorcycle Make HD

Motorcycle Type Touring

I've ridden this road many times, including late Spring this year (2012). Rte 113 through Evans Notch is a ROUGH piece of road. A few years ago it was acceptable but this stretch of road through the notch is closed in the winter and takes a pounding from the Maine winter. There are SO many great roads in Maine that you don't have to accept this one. The scenery is nice on this route, but it needs pavement resurfacing.

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By Guest
on May 31, 2010 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.5out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2009

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type Other

This route is an Excellent non-weekend/ off season ride. In season there are alot of campers, hikers concintrated on northern end and varied wildlife etc found and seen along the whole ride. The road can be narrow at times. Starting in Fryeburg there are open fields and mixed small clusters of farms new and old. As you slowly climb north the terrain and road can be be a bit rough in spots but not bad. people talk about the veiw from the top but its the vistas getting there that are best for me.The northern end is dominated by the on and off old style national forest roads which are closed in the winter. Understand this isn't a freeway but a one of a kind return to the past. if your looking for big roads and Moose head to NH.... Fellow riders this is mountain riding at its best and worst depending on traffic and weather. I grew up in this area and have lived on both ends of this road and when i return for a ride this for me is part of a loop i make. Sarting Fryeburg 113 through the notch then Route 2 heading to Gorham NH then turn Left to pass the base of Mt Washington into Conway NH then back to Fryeburg. enjoy.

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By Guest
on September 6, 2009 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2005

Motorcycle Make Suzuki

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

I have been riding for over 40 years. I really enjoy this route. if you like getting back to nature and a wonderful ride through the white mountains at slowewr speeds, then this is for you. If you want to be cruzin at 50 or higher, then this probably isn't for you. I noticed several turn off\rest points along the way.

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By Guest
on June 29, 2009 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

2.5out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2005

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Bad, broken pavement - overall it's a wooded road... nothing special.

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By Guest
on June 15, 2009 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.5out of 5

Motorcycle Year 1951

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type Standard

I have been riding for over thirty years and have all over Maine and this has always been my favorite place along with up thru EVEN'S NOTCH.In the summer it is beautiful..in the fall..it takes your breth away.Be careful of the leaf peepers..keep it slow.My absolute favorite is fall,at night..watch for wet leaves.

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