The East Coast Greenway in Maine

The East Coast Greenway extends over 2,600 miles from Key West, Florida to Calais, Maine. The Maine section of the East Coast Greenway has five distinct sections:

Maine’s Department of Transportation worked with local cyclists to develop a section of U.S. Bike Route 1 from Calais to Portsmouth, starting with Adventure Cycling’s Atlantic Coast Route and the East Coast Greenway.

Maine’s USBR 1 begins on an historic bridge just upriver from the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, a symbol of the state’s rich maritime history. The route follows low-traffic roads connecting many of Maine’s major towns and cities. In Portland, the route follows the Eastern Promontory shore with views of the many islands in Casco Bay. Farther north, USBR 1 follows sections of the state’s three major rivers. In Bangor the route is along the Penobscot River, while an alternate route, U.S. Bike Route 1A, follows the coast more closely connecting to many harbor towns.

After passing Acadia National Park, USBR 1 continues northeast to the border crossing into New Brunswick.. Maine’s route connects to New Hampshire’s Seacoast region and the New Hampshire Seacoast Greenway. The Greenway has been established in New Hampshire for a number of years and is also used as the East Coast Greenway through New Hampshire. Read more at the Adventure Cycling site.

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