9. Behind the Wheel
Use Bethel, Maine, as your starting and ending point. Head west on Route 2, then turn south on Route 113 at Gilead. The road parallels the Wild River and Evans Brook here, and trees form a leafy canopy overhead. The road climbs steeply into Evans Notch; on the descent you’ll pass a grove of birches and wind through meadows. Then pick up Route 5 in Fryeburg and return to Bethel. Heaven!