We have many beautiful country roads, and some of the most beautiful are hidden and privately maintained.  


The hidden ones usually are of “rotten rock” gravel and often wind sinuously through woods, where they’re intersected every now and then by driveways that lead to houses deep within the trees or out on the shore.


It’s a joy to walk along these roads after (or during) a green summer shower or after (or during) a white winter snow storm. Here, we’re walking on a nearby lane earlier this week. (Brooklin, Maine)