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Weston in Washington County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Welcome to Million Dollar View Scenic Byway

What is a National Scenic Byway

 

Authentic stories. Treasured places. Scenic spaces.

 
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By William Fischer, Jr., August 18, 2018
1. Welcome to Million Dollar View Scenic Byway Marker
Inscription.  

"A bold vision for America. To create a distinctive collection of American roads, their stories and treasured places." -Federal Highway Administration's vision for a National Scenic Byway program

Scenic Byways wind through uniquely beautiful country and also offer a chance to experience wonderful local culture and history. Come explore these special communities! 125 National Scenic Byways have been designated as of 2009.

Federal funds enhance Byways. In Maine, they are administered through MaineDOT.

Enjoy the Million Dollar View then explore the area. You'll discover wonders large and small. From big lakes and big fish, to little cafes, big smiles and warm welcomes. Visit a sporting camp, meet a Maine Guide, drive a scenic backroad. There's great fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and snow-sledding, too.

[U.S. map showing locations of the 125 Byways]

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Maine forests homes for wildlife
[co-located marker at pullout]

Forest succession is at work in

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By William Fischer, Jr., August 18, 2018
2. Welcome to Million Dollar View Scenic Byway Marker
the vista stretching out before you. Some land is working forest, some bog and marsh, some old farm fields slowly reverting to forest. Weston and Danforth's varied habitats mean a rich mix of species.

Regenerating logged areas, natural blowdowns and clearings can provide habitat favored by many species, including Moose, Ruffed Grouse, and migratory songbirds.

9,500 square miles in Maine are the only Federally designated "critical Lynx habitat" in the Eastern U.S. The Canada Lynx's primary prey are Snowshoe Hare who live in the dense spruce-fir thickets that often crop up after logging or fires open up clearings.

"If the Snowshoe Hare thrives, so will the Lynx," say experts. These threatened large cats need abundant, large, woody debris piles for dens; and deep, fluffy prolonged winter snows.

In this vast expanse, these creatures and many more find homes.
 
Erected by National Scenic Byways Association, MaineDOT, and concerned citizens and organizations.
 
Location. 45° 41.579′ N, 67° 51.728′ W. Marker is in Weston, Maine, in Washington County. Marker is on U.S. 1 0.3 miles north of Cropley Road, on the left when traveling north. Marker is at the scenic Katahdin View roadside turnout. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 341 US Hwy 1, Danforth ME 04424, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Weston & Danforth's architecture (here, next to this marker); The "sleeping giant" view of Mount Katahdin (a few steps from this marker); Rivers & Streams: Ancient Highways of the Wabanaki (within shouting distance of this marker); Town of Weston Honor Roll (approx. 2.9 miles away); When trees were used for tanning (approx. 3.1 miles away); A rich fishing tradition continues year-round (approx. 3.1 miles away); Chiputneticook Chain of Lakes (approx. 3.2 miles away); Orient Veterans Memorial (approx. 8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Weston.
 
Regarding Welcome to Million Dollar View Scenic Byway. Markers have limited but useful historical information about the Byways program and Lynx habitat.
 
Also see . . .
1. Million Dollar View Scenic Byway. (Submitted on October 22, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Maine Wildlife. (Submitted on October 22, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 22, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 22, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 48 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 22, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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