Sunday, August 14, 2011

Road biking in Maine

Bailey Island MaineScenes from Bailey Island

Here is the perfect day-long bike + boat trip! (Thanks to Sarah and Abdi for suggesting and tweaking this!)

Your day starts with a hearty, home-cooked breakfast here at White Cedar Inn. After breakfast, drive from here to Portland with your bikes and hop on the Casco Bay Ferry to Bailey Island. (Departs at 10 AM from Portland.)

Stop in at Cook's Lobster House or Giant's Stairs Diner for lobster. Head to Land's End by bike, straight down Rt 24. Along the way, detour on Washington Ave for the Giant's Stairs. At Land's End, pop in for some great fudge and Maine souvenirs.

Giant StairsGiant's Stairs

Head back to Cook's Lobster and catch the ferry back to Portland at 2 PM.

Arrive in Portland at 4 PM and take a loop around the waterfront on the Eastern Prom Trail.

Eastern Prom TrailAlong the Eastern Prom

Still have some energy? Bike down Commercial Street to Becky's Diner for dinner. Drive back to Freeport and have drinks in the tavern. Collapse happily into your comfy bed at White Cedar Inn. Sweet dreams!

More adventurous? Bike from here to Bailey Island (about 25 miles) and then hop on the Island Romance at noon for a tour around Casco Bay. Return to Bailey Island at 2 PM and have a late lunch before biking back here. Take in the sights along Rt 24 before heading back.

cribstone bridgeCribstone Bridge on Rt 24, Bailey Island, Maine

Bailey Island ferry runs seasonally only. Late June to Labor Day.

Check out photos from the Bailey Island cruise here.

White Cedar Inn Bed and Breakfast 178 Main Street Freeport, Maine 04032

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