Biking in the St. John Valley The St. John Valley is dotted with farm fields and small towns. You can bike through this culturally distinct region of Maine and learn about the French-Acadians at three sites along this 91-mile route: the Tri-Cultural Museum in Stockholm, the Musee et Centre Culturel du Mont-Carmel in Lille, and the 18th-century Acadian Village just north of Van Buren.
This tour also features two shorter options: a 20-mile loop includes the farm country north of Caribou and New Sweden, and an intermediate 33-mile loop with a visit to Stockholm before returning to Caribou.
Learn more about exploring the St. John Valley by bike.
Did You Know?
Maine Acadians have historically used the French language to transmit their oral traditions. Today, French is learned as a first or second language throughout the valley.