This post is sponsored by Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, all opinions expressed are my own. Check out these Five Reasons to Love Fall Cycling in Maine!
I appreciate living in Maine for so many reasons! It is a beautiful state where I get to enjoy the ocean and mountains. There are numerous wonderful outdoor activities to enjoy year-round. However, my favorite time of year is autumn. The weather cools down, the leaves change color and it is a great time of year for riding my bike. Check out these Five Reasons to Love Fall Cycling in Maine!
Five Reasons to Love Fall Cycling in Maine
1. Fall Foliage: People come from all over the world to “leaf peep” and enjoy the stunning colors of the fall foliage. Cycling is a great way to take in the scenery! There are a number of great mountain biking trails to enjoy as well as gorgeous roads for your road bike.
2. Weather: The weather can be perfect for cycling. The mornings are cool and crisp. It warms up as the day goes on, but it is not hot making it terrific cycling weather!
3. Fun Places to Stop: There are so many fun places to stop along the way while on a bike ride. September and October are prime months for apple picking here. I always enjoy taking a break during a long ride to stop and have an apple from one of the orchards.
4. Ocean or Mountains: As I mentioned above, a wonderful thing about Maine is having the ocean and mountains. When planning a bike route, it is fun to choose! Do I want to enjoy the ocean side or head to the mountains today?
5. Minimal Traffic: There are a number of great bike routes to try out in Maine. As summer has come to a close, many of these roads have minimal traffic. So, it is easier and safer to ride and there all always fun sites to see!
I certainly have come to appreciate the role of Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW). They play an important part in making sure that my beloved home remains a special place for everyone!
MDIFW was established in 1880 to enforce laws related to important game species. Its role has evolved significantly over the years to include protection and management of fish, non-game wildlife and habitats. They are also involved in conservation and restoration of endangered species like the bald eagle.
MDIFW supports more than hunting and fishing. They are responsible for ensuring the safe enjoyment of Maine’s great outdoors. This encompasses activities like whitewater rafting, boating, snowmobiling, hunting, fishing and wildlife observation. It is a broad agency that also reaches state parks, lakes, streams and even the animals in your backyard.
MDIFW consists of biologists, game wardens and educators. They all have one common mission, which is to help people enjoy the Maine outdoors safely and responsibly. This includes hikers, bikers, canoers, ecotourists and anyone who calls Maine home.
It is a state agency funded by sportsmen and outdoor enthusiasts. They provide information and expert resources for people to enjoy all that Maine has to offer. As more people enjoy Maine’s natural resources, it will increase MDIFW’s mission to preserve and protect them. We’re all in this together!
Go to MDIFW by clicking <HERE> to learn more and subscribe to their newsletter for more information on how you can enjoy the Maine outdoors! Follow them on these social channels:
Head over to the MDIFW Instagram site <HERE> and follow them. Then, share a photo of how you enjoy the Maine outdoors. Tag @mefishwildlife and use hashtag #AllinfortheMaineOutdoors in your post.
Every month from August through November, they will randomly select a winner from all valid photos. The lucky winners will receive a prize pack which will include: MDIFW merchandise and a $250 L.L. Bean gift card!
So Tell Me…
What is your favorite thing about Fall in Maine? Do you enjoy getting out on your bike during the cooler weather? Were you familiar with all of the great things Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife does in the state? Are you going to join in the Instagram photo contest?
Thank you so much for stopping by. As always, I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below. Have a great week!