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4.2 out of 5 Rider Rating 4.2
5 Reviews

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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Jun 30, 2009

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tiger_tat
December 30, 2011
I live on part of this route and think the…
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Guest
June 14, 2010
I took the ride 13 June 2010 and the views were…
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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.

Drive Enjoyment

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

Tourism Opportunities

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

Motorcycle Road Additional info

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tiger_tat
December 30, 2011
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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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Guest
June 14, 2010
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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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Pointer103
August 17, 2017
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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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