Blackwoods Scenic Byway


  • DesignationState Byway
  • LocationME
  • Length12 miles
Dedicated Byway Visitor Information
Schoodic Area Chamber of Commerce
Statewide Byway Partners
Maine Department of Transportation
Downloadable DownEast Acadia Guide
Blackwoods Scenic Byway


A few miles from U.S. Route 1 and worlds away from the bustle, great gray owls and bald eagles can be seen soaring among the trees or over blueberry barrens along this quiet two-lane highway. The towns of Cherryfield and Franklin, which serve as gateways to this byway, offer many good examples of 18th and 19th century architecture, as well as the chance to experience rural small town life. Cherryfield is known as the "wild Blueberry Capital of the World" - the delicious berries are grown in abundance on nearby hillsides and are harvested in late July and early August.

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