2015 – Day 6 – Kennebunk


 

Day 6 – Camp Tapawingo to Kennebunk 

“Tracing the Sokokis Trail…”

day6 The original BikeMaine 2015 route heads east from Sweden then south on Mountain Road  to Denmark, along the base of Shawnee Peak Ski Area and the west side of Moose Pond to Hiram.

Note: For riders beginning the day in Fryeburg, take Routes 5 and 113 south for 21 miles to Hiram, where the BikeMaine Day 6 route can be picked up at mile 25.62, turning right onto Maple Road/River Road.  

The route follows the Sokokis Trail, the route once used by the Abanaki traveling from Pequawket (now Fryeburg) to the tribe’s coastal encampment at what is today Saco, through Limerick.   The route travels along the east side of Lake Arrowhead, a man-made lake on the Little Ossipee River, through Dayton and Lyman, and across the Maine Turnpike on the Eastern Trail into Kennebunk.

Mileage:  74 miles
Elevation Gain: 3,040 feet


Kennebunk:

KennebunkKennebunk, a coastal town located 90 miles north of Boston and 25 miles south of Portland, is comprised of three vibrant villages: Downtown, Lower Village & West Kennebunk. People from around the world are drawn to the town’s sandy beaches and open spaces, including the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, the Nature Conservancy Blueberry Barrens with 1,500 acres of nature trails and blueberry fields and the flowing Mousam and Kennebunk rivers.

Originally an agricultural and shipbuilding settlement, the town is rich with tradition and history and stately shipbuilders’ and sea captains’ homes continue to line its streets.  The Brick Store Museum, located in the center of town, provides a window into the area’s storied  past. At the town’s center on Main Street is the new, state of the art Waterhouse Center, an open-sided pavilion that hosts ice skating in winter and recreational and educational opportunities throughout the year.

 

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