Explore the quieter sides of town – fields and farms, views of our serene shoreline and historic settlements – all from a bike! If you’d like to experience Maine from a bike, come to Freeport to bike the coast, take a tour with the L.L.bean Discovery Series, or rent bikes and head out on your own.
If you’d like a guided experience, there’s no better choice than an L.L.Bean biking trip. Ride past Maine lighthouses, rugged shorelines and seaside villages. Their fully supported trips allow you to enjoy every mile. Find the right trip for you.
If you’d like to bring the family for a secluded ramble on country roads, rent a bike at Wolfe’s Neck Farm and explore their coastal retreat. Make sure you stay for the lobster bake while you’re at it!
Just want to rent a bike and try one of the tours below? Then check out Ring’s Marine. They’ll drop off the bike at the place of your choosing in Freeport.
Wolf’s Neck: 4.8 miles. This route will take you past Wolfe’s Neck Farm and to the shore. Directions: From downtown take Bow St (directly across from L.L.Bean) which becomes Flying Point Rd. Follow for 3.5 miles. Make a right on to Lower Flying Point Rd. (Watch for campground signs) Take the next right on Burnett Rd, which is a mostly hard-packed dirt road. Option 1 – make a loop back to town (+4.6 miles): Continue past Wolfe’s Neck farm & follow Burnett Rd across the little bridge and to the end about .5 miles. Make a right onto Wolfe’s Neck Rd for about 1.5 miles back out to Flying Point Rd. Make a left and follow back into town. Option 2 – Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park: Make a left onto Wolfe’s Neck Road. In a few feet make another left into the state park.
Bradbury Mountain State Park in Pownal: 5.8 miles. An inland route to Bradbury Mountain in neighboring Pownal past farmland and fields. Directions: From downtown go north on Main St/ Route 1 about 0.5 miles to traffic light. Turn left onto Rt 125 N/Rt-136/Mallet Drive. Just after crossing the I-295 bridge, follow signs for Bradbury Mountain and make a left turn onto Pownal Rd. Bear right up the hill at the sharp corner and continue about 3.5 miles to Route 9 at Pownal Center. Turn right on Route 9 for 0.5 mile to the top of the hill and make a left at the sign. Option 1- make a loop (add about 11 miles): At Pownal Center, turn left on Route 9. In about .5 mile take a left onto the mostly hard-packed dirt Loring Lane. In .5 mile take the first left onto Hodsdon Rd. In another .5 mile take the first right onto Merrill Rd., and continue on it for about 4 miles (it becomes Hunter Rd) Turn left onto Desert Rd and follow over the I-295 bridge, bearing left through the traffic lights, north on Lower Main St/ Route 1. and on to downtown.
South Freeport Waterfront: 2.5 miles. An easy ride to our harbor and historic South Freeport. From downtown take Bow St. down the hill to just over the railroad tracks, and make a right onto South St. following for about 2 miles to the 4-way stop. Take a left onto South Freeport’s Main St, and continue to the end, 0.3 mile. Option 1 – make a short loop (add about 3.5 miles) Coming up from the harbor, go straight through the 4-way stop, following Pine St. for about 1.5 miles. Take a right onto Route 1/Lower Main St. Bear right at the traffic light to continue on Route 1 into downtown, about 2 miles from the light. Option 2 – make a longer loop (add about 5.5 miles) Coming up from the harbor make a left at the 4-way stop onto South Freeport Rd. Follow about 2 miles out to Route 1 at the Big Indian. Make a right and go north on Route 1 for 3.5 miles back to downtown.