From endless forests and blueberry barrens to the craggy coastline, these rides take you on the roads less traveled in beautiful Washington County, Maine, the easternmost county in the United States. In fact, the first rays of morning sun strike the continental United States at Quoddy Head Light, a stop on two of the loops. Washington County celebrates a diversity in its landscape that is greater than that found in any other county in Maine.
If you have the time, combine your bike trip with a hike on the Cobscook Trails in the Bold Coast region. The scenery from the rocky headlands is dramatic. There are campsites located on the shore approximately 6 hiking miles from ME 191.
The 20-mile loop takes you from Machias to Roque Bluffs State Park for a picnic or a swim in either fresh- or saltwater.
No shoulders on ME 191. Wider road bike tires are recommended for these rides. If you plan your own trip, use extreme caution in planning any trip on ME 189, a road with considerable traffic.