This bike ride hits just about every beach in Cape Elizabeth, Maine

A scenic through Cape Elizabeth and beyond.

You know how you swipe someone’s ride off Ride With GPS or similar and it’s … not what you hoped it would be? Not this one!

We picked it because it went past a friend’s house and the mileage — about 34 miles — was right. One word: fabulous. A lot of quiet roads, roads that dead-end at beaches, roads with generally respectful drivers (and when they came a bit too close, odds were the cars had out-of-state plates).

Did we miss any beach?

The rocky coast of Maine is just gorgeous — and if you can’t see it from a boat, a bike has to be the next-best thing!

We actually biked beyond Cape Elizabeth and we hit a few beaches at low tide — and it gets really low, low enough to walk across the mouth of the Nonesuch River from Ferry Beach to Pine Point Beach, all part of Scarborough.

We also spotted people harvesting rosehips outside the fancy Black Point Inn so they could make jelly (or is it jam?). After that I saw rosehips everywhere (public and private property). Would it taste good? Do you need to pair it with something sweet?

Or could you use it in another Maine passion: soft-serve ice cream? We passed several places on this ride. Next time maybe we should do a tasting?

Author: alliumstozinnias

A gardener (along with the Brit) who has discovered there is more than hybrid tomatoes. And a cyclist.

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