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Old 03-27-2013, 09:26 AM   #1
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Adirondacks to Acadia

I want to make a trip sometime this summer to Acadia National Park in Maine. I'll be starting in the southern Adirondacks near Sacadaga Lake. I want to budget 3-4 days for the trip and ride some scenic and twisty roads. I won't be doing any dirt roads beside mountain access roads. I planned on starting by going through the Adirondacks and taking the WhiteFace Mtn road and then heading over to New Hampshire and possible staying in North Conway. Then I would do the Mt Washington Access road then head to Acadia. I would spend the night in Acadia and then start back, going through the southern White Mtns and depending on my condition either staying near Woodstock or continuing home.

I've sort of planned out the rout already but I wanted some input from inmates if there are some better options and possible Hotels to stay in (I don't have camping gear). Also I don't know if I want to take my B-King or my VTX1800 on this trip. (VTX has the storage, B-King has the grins).

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Old 03-27-2013, 02:56 PM   #2
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I cannot help you the whole way, but I can make some suggestions for the middle. A couple times a year I ride between the White Face Mountain area and North Conway NH.

From the Lake Placid area I usually take Rte 73 south and go further than your map shows. I take it through Keene Valley (a very scenic Adirondack ride) until Rte 73 ends on Rte 9 just beyond St. Huberts.
At this point if you take Rte 9 south you can pick up my favorite road in that area. Immediately after you go under I87, Tracy Road (Essex County 6) is on the left. Take it for several miles of smooth twisties into Witherbee. You might even want to run this road more than once.

Then, several county roads over to Port Henry, Rte 9N south to Rte 185 East and cross Lake Champlain at Crown Point into Vermont. From there I take Rte 125 East through the Green Mountains. I think its much prettier than your northern route through that part of Vermont (IMHO).

After this its tough to go east and west in that section of Vermont. On state highways you might work your way over to Rte 25 East into New Hampshire.

Good choices on Rte 112 and/or Rte 302 in NH. Especially Rte 112: The Kancamagus Highway. It is 32 miles of excellent paved twisties, with no services; through the heart of the White Mountains. The east end of Rte 112 is in Conway NH.

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Old 03-31-2013, 10:14 AM   #3
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thanks, I looked on google maps, that Tracy Road looks like it could be fun, glad you pointed that out. My return trip was going to take the Kancamagus Highway.
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:49 AM   #4
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Try and add this section

I'll add a section. Rangley lake Maine for lunch. Up rt 26 into Errol, and south on rt 16 NH thru Berlin and into Gorham.
Rt 16 runs along side the Androscogin river at that point, and is right out of a post card. Bring your fly rod and waders. There are plenty of passing opportunity, fairly fresh tar, and plenty of mid speed turns. The Kangamangas in mid summer is very crowded. Not stop and go, but you will have to slow for traffic every time the fun side of your brains is telling you to wick it up. Very frustrating. I have made some very poor decisions on that road.
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Old 03-31-2013, 02:10 PM   #5
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I can offer some help on the Maine section once I know where you are coming into the state. Can you handle GPX files? If so PM me your e-mail and I can send you a file..

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Old 04-01-2013, 08:15 AM   #6
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Laugh VT inmate along your route

I live along your route near Fairlee, VT. Give a shout if you want to take a scenic side trip around Lake Fairlee area, if you want to meet for some refreshments, a jump in the Lake, etc. brennanathome@gmail.com
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Old 04-02-2013, 06:36 PM   #7
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thanks, I looked on google maps, that Tracy Road looks like it could be fun, glad you pointed that out. My return trip was going to take the Kancamagus Highway.
Been there. Tracy Rd is one of my favs in NY. In VT I love 125 or 17. The Kanc is a must ride in NH. I will also vouch for Rangley Lake in ME.
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:10 AM   #8
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Been there. Tracy Rd is one of my favs in NY. In VT I love 125 or 17. The Kanc is a must ride in NH. I will also vouch for Rangley Lake in ME.
Found these videos on YouTube (just to give you an idea)..

Tracy Road:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caDGbzh3dUg

VT Route 17:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOq7TCRbzEo
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