Maine is the state of lakes, rivers and the sea. Cycling is in the rugged, yet idyllic coastline. Excellent bike touring options.
The rights and responsibilities of cyclists are well defined in the traffic laws. There is a fairly well-developed bicycle infrastructure and there is a mountain bike route network.
Northern Maine is flat, with hundreds of lakes, rivers and streams. The west is higher and is part of the Appalachian Mountains. The interior is mostly covered with pine tree forests. The 5600 km long coastline of Maine is beautiful with a few sandy beaches in the south. Off the coast there are more than 2000 islands.
Maine has pleasant, not too hot summers. Nights are (also in summer) cooler, especially in the interior part.