The Blackwoods Scenic Byway is what we as kids used to call the “Cherryfield Woods” long before the area was developed for tourism. We would drive up to Eastport, Maine my mother’s home town each summer for vacation via US Route 1. A short cut we would take was Maine Route 182 which would cut off a large section of the coastal route by bisecting the woods going into Cherryfield. Back in the day the road was quite wild and we would see black bear, moose and dear. Some of my fondest memories were lakeside picnic lunches as we traversed the woods.
There are now numerous opportunities for canoeing and hiking in the area.
Both a useful short cut when heading deep into Washington County and a destination in and of itself for hiking and boating this area is a great spot for a family vacation.