The routes of the Seacoast Century (Granite State Wheelmen) and the Diabetes Tour are two very scenic rides in Southern NH and Southern Maine. The Seacoast ride runs from Hampton Beach,NH to York,ME and has some of the best ocean views you could fine in New England. The Diabetes Tour starts in Kennebunk,ME winds through Kennebunkport (yes, Walkers Point and the Bush Summer home are on the route) with the outer most point being Biddeford Pool. At times on this ride you are but feet from the ocean with amazing views.
Kennebunkport has great places to visit and eat. Only 30 minutes North by car is Portland with it's Old Port section and numerous great places to visit and see. Portland Head Light - Cape Elizabeth,ME (South Portland) is one of most photographed light houses in Maine. Biddeford Pool has the University of New England Marine Mammal Rescue Cener that is open to the public for limited tours.
We are riding the Diabetes Tour route this Fall with a group of friends from all over New Engalnd. For me this is a back to my roots ride as I lived in Biddeford Pool for a number of years prior to moving to CT. The tour route with is available on line at the diabetes tour website - click on tours, then Maine and open the 100km folder for both maps and aerial photos of the route.
Hope you fine your dream ride in New England....