Description - State Route 26 is located in the western mountain area of Maine on the New Hampshire border. The Scenic Byway is unique in that it connects with a New Hampshire Scenic Byway and passes through Grafton Notch State Park. The park has a number of visitor amenities including a number of swimming holes in the Bear River and mountain hiking trails. The area is visually pristine with a number of breathtaking vistas and wildlife viewing areas.
- The State Route 26 is known for it's Natural, Recreational and Scenic Attractions.
Directions from : The byway itself:
Beginning 4.90 miles northerly of the junction of U.S. Route 2 and State Route 26 near Branch Brook in North Newry and extending northerly on Route 26 through the towns and/or townships of Newry, Grafton and Upton, including the area through Grafton Notch State Park to a point 1.2 miles north of the Grafton-Upton town line.