Maine North Woods/Aroostook Mtn Biking?
So, it says directly on the Maine North Woods website that bicycling is not allowed
BICYCLES, MOTORCYCLES, ALL TERRAIN VEHICLES AND HORSES
"No bicycles, motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles or horses are allowed at any time of year in the North Maine Woods area. This is necessary for logging road safety and to reduce the possibility for forest fires in hard to reach locations"
Yet within the same website there is a comment about steadily declining visitors.....Seems they have an untapped potential with all the dirt roads up there.....
Anyways...does anyone know of anything up in the vicinity of say the Allagash lakes area that you could do some multi-day bikepacking? Remote roads, "ninja" camping in the woods, etc?
Having spent a significant amount of time in the NMW, I can say it's a cyclists dream to be able to cruise along some of those roads. There are some pretty special places up there, in fact I'm headed in in a week for a long weekend of driving and paddling. Sadly it's true though, you can't even bring in a bicycle past the check points, plus the Game Wardens would be all over you if they saw you up there. The closest you can get that is legal to ride a bike is probably Baxter State Park on the Tote road. That would make a nice little tour.
I started doing some research on ATV trails in Maine too. It looks like I may be able to get some pretty long days on ATV trails with not much in the way of roads or towns. I need to do some more research, but this may be an alternative to the Maine North Woods.
I even went out and bought the DeLorme atlas of Maine which is pretty sweet.
'Tis true...my Baxter tour almost a year ago...
Originally Posted by Climber25
My first bikepacking adventure