Bike Trek to Aroostook County; Trek #5 Staceyville to Ludlow, Maine
Welcome to Aroostook County, the Crown of Maine!
Total Distance 39.1 MI, 2,239 FT
The incredible views of Maine’s highest peak, Mt. Katahdin, continue through Staceyville, and just north of this quaint town, you will have the opportunity to encounter a 360-degree view of Katahdin, the mountains surrounding Baxter State Park, as well as beginning views of Allagash River at the Ash Hill Scenic View spot.
The town of Patten is home to the Lumberman’s Museum, where Maine’s logging history is preserved through artifacts and photographs. The museum features a Lombard Steam Hauler, Lombard Gas Hauler, and the Peavey Cant Dog. Visitors will learn about the use of bateaux on waterways to help transport supplies along the river and gain perspective of the daily lives of a logger.
Craig’s Clam Shop and Flatlanders Smokehouse & Cafe are two equally delicious food spots in Patten. Depending on what you’re in the mood for, Craig’s Clam Shop has fresh seafood baskets and over 24 soft serve ice cream flavors. Flatlanders Smokehouse & Cafe has southern-style BBQ with all the fixings!
Have you ever wondered what it was like to stay at a historic farmhouse? The restored Bradford House Bed & Breakfast is located on 16 acres right in downtown Patten and has cozy overnight accommodations. If tenting in the north woods is more your speed, an excellent spot for camping is South Branch Pond, Baxter State Park.
Request a free visitor's guidebook and cultural map be mailed to you here!
Continue along on Route 2 toward Island Falls and snap a picture at the scenic overlook for a viewpoint of Upper Mattawamkeag Lake. There is a large Amish settlement in this area, and along the bike route, you are sure to see many roadside stands with baked goods and fresh fruit.
There are significant hills here, so pace your ride and take in the scenic spots readily.