Fall is definitely in the air, and this Saturday is the 21st Annual Monmouth Apple Fest. In years past we discovered this great little small town festival devoted to celebrating all things pomological in one of Maine's classic apple towns. The festival features lots of hot, baked apple pies and other apple treats, yard sales and open houses, fun and games, and self-guided tours of the Monmouth Historical Society's many unique museum buildings and shops. It's a great ride, too - many thanks to Ken Louis for offering to lead the ride. You ought to be able to do the short ride on a slice of pie; for the long loop you might want to make that "a la mode." Don't miss it!
Saturday, September 26th - WINTHROP
"Monmouth a la Mode" - a tour from Winthrop to the Monmouth Apple Fest.
START: 9:30 AM at the Winthrop Town Boat Landing on Maranacook Lake, near the gazebo on Coady Street, off of Memorial Drive. If the boat landing parking lot is full, there are additional spaces around the corner on Summer Street, lakeside.
DISTANCE: 18 or 24 Miles.
TERRAIN: Rolling, with a few stiff hills.
HIGHLIGHTS: Back roads beside rolling orchards, lakeside summer camps, small hidden hamlets - and maybe a slice of pie...
LEADER: Ken Louis.