By Sarra Sedghi |  August 31, 2016  |  12:30pm | Photos: Tom Hilton/Flickr and Kenneth Casper/Flickr

Maine’s Eastern Trail, a segment of the ever-growing East Coast Greenway, runs from Portland to Kennebunk and currently exists in three stretches connected by on-road cycling routes. Along the way, you’ll see passing sailboats, scenes from downtown Portland, remains of the Eastern Railroad and Scarborough Marsh’s wildlife.

Summer is waning, and with its close comes a change in the way we travel. If you haven’t solidified any plans for Labor Day weekend, consider bidding adieu to the season with a spin past some of the continent’s most spectacular scenes.

A number of these trails capture the summertime images we adore, like California’s Devil’s Slide promontory and Maine’s Eastern Trail, which journeys past sailboats and marsh alike. Other paths, like Juneau, Alaska’s Perseverance trail and Montreal’s Lachine Canal Bike Path, only have a matter of weeks before the air gets too frigid for a leisurely ride.

Flip through the gallery to see our top picks for end-of-summer bike adventures:

1. Devil’s Slide Trail, Pacifica, California.

2. Farmington River Trail, Farmington, Connecticut.

3. Eastern Trail, Maine.

4. Lachine Canal Bike Path, Montreal, Quebec.

5. Perseverance Trail, Juneau, Alaska.

6. Snoqualmie Valley Trail, Washington.

7. Tsali Recreation Area, Almond, North Carolina


Sarra Sedghi is Paste Food’s Assistant Editor. She can usually be found arguing about mayonnaise on Twitter.


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