Old Town to Lincoln Route Description
Our first day of riding eases in and heads north. The route immediately crosses the Penobscot River into the town of Milford. On our left, the Penobscot Nation, on our right, the route borders the Sunkhaze Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, the second-largest peatland in the state. We’ll gently wind our way northeast through tree-laden backroads past narrow brooks and streams, and meet back up with the Penobscot in the appropriately named town of Passadumkeag, meaning “quick water”. The route swings east in Enfield as we begin the first serious climbing of the week. We’ll ride through the town of Burlington following the long, Long Ridge Road, across a quiet ponds and into Lincoln, where we’ll borrow the fields by Mattanawcook Lake at the Junior High School for the evening.
Mileage: 51.5 // Elevation Gain: 2,329 ft.
With nearly 70 miles of shore frontage, 19 miles of river frontage, over 4,300 acres of water, and 22,000 acres of woodland, Lincoln is one of the best-kept secrets in Maine. No matter what the season is, there is an outdoor activity for everyone to enjoy. Lincoln is also a “Senior Friendly” community and a wonderful place to retire. Once you experience our small town way of life, you will wonder what took you so long to get here. Our downtown and surrounding retail business areas are active, vibrant, and the business owners are more than happy to help you with any of your needs for goods and services. Lincoln is the retail hub for a population of nearly 30,000 people.
Lincoln is a friendly New England small town, full of charm with many events throughout the year; including, the Lincoln Loon Festival, the Penobscot Pirate Paddle, the Harvest Moon Festival, the Festival of Lights Parade, the Lincoln Comedy Festival, and Town Wide Yard Sale. Our Events and Tourism Committee works very hard to make all of our events amazing. We hope you’ll enjoy Lincoln! Come for the lakes, stay for the lifestyle!