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Old 02-22-19, 07:03 AM
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Portland, ME <> St. John, NB

If you have biked Portland, ME <> St. John, NB as part of a tour, is it a commute to greater places (i.e. meh) or worthwhile on its own? From my reading, St. George to St. John appears to be a commute, but perhaps the Maine section is nice, especially with a stop at Arcadia.
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The only thing I can say about Portland to st.john is itís further than you probably think . If youíre not familiar with Maine or itís roads and terrain the best thing you can do is research.depending on what kind of trip youíre looking for that stretch has a lot to offer but itís not a state I would call cycling friendly but really is a blast and some beautiful country. The greenway runs up to Calais from Portland but as of yet I havenít had the time to get up that way . Best thing to do is study your maps carefully and plan it out for the trip youíre looking for and have fun
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Originally Posted by Theonlylib
The only thing I can say about Portland to st.john is itís further than you probably think . If youíre not familiar with Maine or itís roads and terrain the best thing you can do is research.depending on what kind of trip youíre looking for that stretch has a lot to offer but itís not a state I would call cycling friendly but really is a blast and some beautiful country. The greenway runs up to Calais from Portland but as of yet I havenít had the time to get up that way . Best thing to do is study your maps carefully and plan it out for the trip youíre looking for and have fun
Thanks for the information. This was part of a month long tour to and then around Nova Scotia. We were going to start from Portland and then come back on the Yarmouth ferry. But, the ferry has changed this year to Bar Harbor, so our plans have changed to cycling around the perimeter of Nova Scotia.
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A "commute" is what we here in Maine call biking to and from work. In that regard Portland to St.John is not a commute but a haul 😀...it is about 350 miles and 11,000 feet in elevation gain. The 'greenway' only partially exists between kennebunk and Portland and then between Acadia (not Arcadia) and Machias as part of the Sunrise trail...the rest are secondary road miles.

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