you for stopping by for a visit to the beautiful Magical Mountains
and Lakes Region of western Maine. We'll take you on a mini virtual
tour of all we have to offer. So, click away and enjoy! But don't
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a magnificent drive in either Summer, Spring or Fall (closed in
winter) on Route 113 North from the center of Fryeburg through
the most untraveled and most secret notch in our whole region,
ending on Route 2 in Gilead. There are waterfalls off the beaten
path, swimming areas right off Route 113, and overnight camp
sites along the way. En route, visit The Chester Eastman
Homestead, an historical site in Chatham, New Hampshire on the
Maine border. You will pass local farm stands, open Summer and
Fall, where you can stop and find fresh fruits and vegetables as
well as homemade fudge, pies, and local maple syrup. During
foliage season, you will not regret traveling this way through
the White Mountain National Forest to get to Mount Washington,
because there is hardly any traffic on this route. Photograph
unbelievably beautiful scenery anywhere on this ride through one
of the prettiest national forests in the country.
Route 5 North in Fryeburg, drive about 6 miles until you come to
a second bridge to cross. Take a right immediately before the
bridge then travel on a paved road for about a half a mile until
the road takes a left by Frog Alley Farm. From here, drive about
another half mile to Hemlock Bridge on the Old Saco River. What
a gorgeous place to take photos, rest for a while, picnic, or
take a short walk! Constructed in 1857, this is one of the
prettiest bridges around. It is so peaceful and very remote.
When passing through Fryeburg, don't miss the Fryeburg
Historical Society in the center of town, where you can find a
wealth of historical information. Clarence Mulford, who wrote
Hop-A-Long Cassidy, lived in Fryeburg and wrote his
Driving east on Route 113 and
then on Route 5 from Fryeburg, take a left going up a hill on
the way to Cornish when you see a sign for the Jones Museum.
Follow the hill upwards to
the end of the road, where you can visit the museum and enjoy
the fantastic mountain views. This becomes a dead-end, but the
ride back down is just as rewarding. On your way back on
Routes 113 and 5 West, you can see the Hiram hydroelectric dam
from a small picnic area on your left. Stop and take a look.
It's a very big dam on The Saco River.
another pretty drive north along Route 5 from Lovell village as
you view more gorgeous mountain areas. Visit a country store,
stop at a local craft shop, take a short walk, or just pull over
and take it all in! This is a very pretty route any time of
year. Look across Kezar Lake to the mountains, considered the
most pristine lake in Maine. Take a left over The Evergreen
Valley Road in Stoneham to reach Evan's Notch from the east
side. Brooks, streams, nature, and wildlife abound!
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