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Old 12-07-18, 09:13 AM
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Steve B.
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Avoid going north of Camden on Rte 1, it's quite dangerous. Make a little triangle go inland, and then back to the coast, I think the name of the town is Lincolnville. Staying on rte 52 looks tempting on the map, but it's hideously dangerous. It's narrow and the locals will zoom by as fast as 70.

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This is a bit of thread diversion, but maybe useful to anyone considering the Down East coast.

Perhaps describing this stretch of Rt 1 as "dangerous" is over the top. Just a note of caution that as it's the only thru route for commercial traffic, it can get busy. Not much shoulder in many spots either. There's a decent alternative on the marked State Bike Rt 1, here:

https://www.maine.gov/mdot/bikeped/d...bined_2018.pdf

As well, from Ellsworth to Ayers Junction there's the Down East Sunrise Trail. 85 miles, gravel Rail Trail. Completely skips Rt 1, though it meets up in a few places, near Columbia Falls, and at Machias.
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