This week's Throwback Thursday takes us to a bit of an oddity as far as roads go, a numbered state route that takes a short detour into a neighboring state in order to avoid a natural feature. In this case, NH 153 leaves the town of Effingham, New Hampshire and makes a quick visit the state of Maine as nearby Province Lake skirts the border between the two New England states. Once the state border hits land again, NH 153 exits Parsonsfield, Maine and enters East Wakefield, New Hampshire. In June 2005, I had a chance to check out this anomaly. On the Maine side of the border, there's even a few Maine signs, even though this road remains NH 153 for continuity sake.
|NH 153 turns right to straddle the state border between Maine and New Hampshire.|
|Maine style town line sign.|
|Old ME 153 shield.|
|NH 153 sign in Maine.|
|After straddling the state border for some time, NH 153 goes completely into Maine for a bit.|
|NH 153 borders the shore of Province Lake while in Maine before returning to New Hampshire.|