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Old 06-22-05, 09:05 AM   #1
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Mountain Biking in Maine

I've been searching all over the forum and internet (and have contacted the place I am staying) to find out about mountain biking in the Boothbay Harbor, Maine, area. I have yet to collect any worthwhile information. Does anybody have any suggestions as to where I can go for some decent singletrack?

I suppose I am willing to drive a bit. I understand Camden might have some trails, but I would like to avoid driving a couple hours if I can. Thanks in advance for your help.
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http://www.nps.gov/acad/home.htm

I googled it, they said it's 4 miles north of Boothbay Harbor.
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I cant rember how far away Booth Bay is from Agunquit but when I lived near there we used to ride Mt Aggi(that is short for Agamentious...if I spelled it right). On the road leading to Mt Aggi there is a trail that leads to Folly Pond. Its really known mostly by the locals. The ride up the mountain is by road but the back side is a blast comming down. The ride to Folly is a true hard core-you're gonna get owned by the trail ride. I wish I still lived there...Missouri has the Berry Man trail but thats about it.
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Thanks for the link.

I suppose I should have mentioned I had come across Acadia National Park as an option and didn't get the warm fuzzies about mountain bike use/singletrack. Not to mention it is about 3.5 hours from where I'm staying. I don't know if riding a crushed limestone path is worth the trip...
A unique feature of Acadia National Park is its network of dirt roads, called carriage roads, that wind through the interior forests and skirt the lakes and flanks of the mountains. The roads, on which motor vehicles are not allowed, are ideal for hiking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, and bicycling... The paths cross 16 graceful stone bridges, each one individually designed. The road surface is maintained in a firmly packed state, allowing ready passage by mountain bike. - via GORP.com
Anybody have first hand experience riding in Maine, particularly in the Boothbay Harbor vicinity? This is a family vacation, so I realize I have to take what I can get. Had it been a biking vacation I may have picked a different lodging location.
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Thanks Zapcod. That sounds like a decent trail, and it's only 2 hours away from Bootbay Harbor.

Doing some searching on Mount Agamenticus brought me to Dirtworld's site of recommended Maine trails. I'm surprised I didn't find this resource earlier.
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Hey, this is pretty helpful. I'll be staying at Higgins Beach (Scarborough, Maine) the last week of July. I've been debating whether or not I should bring my bike and the links you guys provided might be enough to convince me.
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Cool. I'm glad somebody else was assisted during my quest. Personally, I don't think I can go on vacation without bringing the bike.

I think I've got some info to go on, but any more would be greatly appreciated. Thanks again.
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i love maine the scenery is beautiful and there is tons of outdoors stuff to do. my kinda place. i was in acadia and it was really nice, rather mountainous terrian. if i was mountain biking when i went i would have defiantly brought a bike. hope you like it.

i dont know were to bike just thought i would add that.
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http://www.nps.gov/acad/home.htm

I googled it, they said it's 4 miles north of Boothbay Harbor.
4 miles from BAR Harbor, perhaps. Closer to 4 HOURS from Boothbay.
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