- Maine has one All-American Road, Acadia Byway, in addition to three National Scenic Byways, and seven scenic routes which have been designated by the state.
Fog is a common site along Acadia Byway, muting the landscape with its romantically gray mists. In the midday sun, the sea's bright blue surface is studded with colorful lobster buoys. Old Canada Road Scenic Byway, Rangeley Lakes Scenic Byway and Schoodic Scenic Byway make up the three National Scenic Byways in the state.
Recreation - Byways provide access to numerous cultural, historical, natural, recreational and scenic sites. Some of the most popular activities along the byways include hiking, camping, picnicking, biking, fishing, photographing scenery, viewing historic sites and of course scenic driving.
Climate - The climate in this northern state is cool year round. Summer high temperatures average near 75 degrees F, but often reach 90 degrees in the southern portion of the state. Summer evenings are cool and a sweater is usually necessary. Fall is usually dry with crisp days and cool nights. Expect nighttime temperatures to reach into the high 30s, especially in the northern regions of the state. This weather brings spectacular foliage colors between early September and late October. Winter can be long and gray in Maine, but recreation opportunities abound to beat the cold. Average daytime temperatures from December through March remain close to 20 degrees F. Nighttime temperatures can dip below zero. Spring is usually wet with snowmelt and rains. Moderate temperatures between 45 and 60 degrees F can be expected during the day.
Byways travel through scenic and historic areas throughout the state.