This is a quick walk up the hill from the parking area of Jockey Cap motel. It's easy to find easy to navigate and great vies on the top. If you traveling through Fryeburg or staying a while I recommend this short excursion.
Mountains with snow stuck to trees
give a good view.
Make sure you have good tires
and chains may be necessary
in the winter
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Route 5, 125 Old Saco Lane, (formerly Acres of Austria), Fryeburg, Maine, 04037, United States
Good for: Couples
548 Main Street, Route 302, Fryeburg, ME, 04037
Good for: Business
Rte 113, West Fryeburg Road, Fryeburg, Maine, 04037, United States
Good for: Business
27 Elm Street, Fryeburg, Maine, 04037, United States
This is a nice sit down nothing fancy just the way I like it, easy place to have something to eat and drink a beer.
Fresh dough pizza, hot or cold subs, homemade baked Lasagna, other Italian food, Gyros, Salads & More, Seafood dinners, Steaks, Hamburgers, Breakfast 7 days a week. Liquor Lounge on premises.
Favorite Dish: Hot pastrami on rye
Well, there just isn't any nightlife in Fryeburg! There's a little tiny locals bar in the corner of the pizza place next to the Real Estate office at the lights (the only lights in town - at the intersection of Rt 302 and 113). There is also the Frye Tavern just North of the lights on the left. It may or may not survive the winter of 06-07... For nightlife, go to North Conway NH (12 miles to the west), or make your own around a bonfire.
A nice place nearby is the Stone Mountain Arts Center in Brownfield, the adjacent town to the East. See www.stonemountainartscenter.com
Dress Code: There are no dress codes around the bonfire.
Eastern Slopes Regional Airport (KIZG) has a long runway that can accommodate business jets. It's quite close to the White Mountains of NH.
There are (or were) 2 commercial operations:
* Eastern Slopes Aviation (Boston's Logan, Portland)
* Linear Air (Air Charter Boston Hanscom, Bedford)
There are loads of trails to consider in the white mountains. Fryeburg is one of the jumping off points to them as well as many othehr towns in New Hampshire and Maine. Try visiting the Maine tourist office for more current info.
Aside from canoe rental places catering to thousands of weekend canoeists on the Saco river, there are no beaten paths! Good on-road cycling is available on 113 heading north to Evans Notch. The traffic is light and the terrain gentle (until you get to Evans Notch!). Fryeburg is mostly rural so don't look for much excitement or night life (for that, go to North Conway NH which is only 12 miles away). Interesting little sidelights: Jockey Cap: a large rock outcropping just east of town on 302. Park at the Jockey Cap motel and take the short walk up the trail that starts between the motel and the gas station/store. It's a 15 minute "hike" at the most and there's a beautiful view in all directions from the top. After that proceed east on 302 (towards Bridgton) about 4 or 5 miles. Turn Left on Hemlock Bridge Rd (turns to dirt, not open in winter). Here you'll find an old covered bridge over the old course of the Saco River (very scenic). Keep going west past the covered bridge going through the sod farms. When you reach Rt 5, go pretty much straight across onto Old River Rd. Continue through the fields until River Road ends at Harbor RD. Take a left on Harbor road which will end at the junction of 113. Go North (right) on 113 for a very scenic ride to Evans Notch (the part of the White Mountains in Maine) - or head South (left) to go back to Fryeburg. If you head South on Rt 5 instead of crossing, you'll pass right by the Fryeburg Fairgrounds - the really BIG event in town (early October). This little ride gives the flavor of Fryeburg...
Favorite thing: I recently found out that the Hopalong Cassidy stories and novels by Clarence E. Mulford, a fictional cowboy-hero, created in 1904 was from Fryeburg Maine. There is little about him in the town that I could find.