Road Biking Northern New England  by Sandy Duling

Road Biking Northern New England Guide Book

by Sandy Duling (Falcon Guides)
Road Biking Northern New England  by Sandy Duling
Road Biking Northern New England features forty carefully designed rides throughout Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine—from the shores of Lake Champlain to the rugged White Mountains to the serpentine Atlantic coast. Local cyclist Sandy Duling has gathered the best of Northern New England’s diverse offerings, including routes through green Vermont valleys, over exhilarating New Hampshire notches, and across Mount Desert Island in Maine. Look inside to find: • Detailed route maps • Rides for every fitness level and ability, from an easy 10-mile ramble to a challenging 96-mile classic • In-depth information about each ride, including directions, length, terrain, traffic conditions, and road hazards • Vivid descriptions of points of interest • Options that allow riders to create longer or shorter rides

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Trails from the "Road Biking Northern New England" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 40.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 40.

The beautiful Belgrade Lakes area is home to many people who work in Augusta, the state capital. In fact, this ride is popular with Augusta area cyclists, who love the enormous shoulders on Maine High ...
Belgrade, ME - Road Biking - Trail Length: 26.9
Biking in Maine doesn’t get any better than this. Brooklin, the tiny village near the southern end of the peninsula, posts a sign welcoming visitors to the “boatbuilding capital of the world.” Visitor ...
Blue Hill, ME - Road Biking - Trail Length: 44.3
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This ride makes a nice introduction to cycling in western Vermont: not too long and not too difficult but lots of scenery and lots of history. Fair Haven is a typical Vermont community, with a lively ...
Fair Haven, VT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 12
Take your time, stop for all the sights, immerse yourself in an atmosphere that seems far removed from the present. Or just pedal hard and enjoy a great exercise loop. Cyclists with mountain bikes sho ...
Brooksville, ME - Road Biking - Trail Length: 15.8
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Pedal hard for a day, or divide it in two and spend the night. This ride would be a fine introduction to overnight bicycle touring. The scenery is great, pedaling isn’t difficult, and there are enough ...
North Hero, VT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 74.7
This is the Champlain Valley, characterized by flat, fertile farmland and long vistas in all directions. This is an easy 36 miles and is especially recommended for people who are ready to move up from ...
Addison, VT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 36
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It’s a fine ride in an historic part of New Hampshire: good exercise and classic New England scenery. It’s hard to imagine this as a dangerous frontier, but in the mid-eighteenth century, Charlestown ...
Charlestown, NH - Road Biking - Trail Length: 30.1
This ride is just plain good pedaling on quiet back roads in an area of rural Maine that’s easily accessible from the interstate and from coastal regions. A study of Maine’s place names is intriguing. ...
China, ME - Road Biking - Trail Length: 34.3
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This is the Great North Woods: A moose sighting isn’t guaranteed, but it’s likely. The route takes you upstream along five lakes to the headwaters of the Connecticut River and the Canadian border, the ...
Pittsburg, NH - Road Biking - Trail Length: 44.6
Situated at the eastern end of the Kancamagus Highway, Conway serves as a gateway to the White Mountains. But, as this lovely ride demonstrates, it’s also a side door to New Hampshire’s extensive lake ...
Conway, NH - Road Biking - Trail Length: 31.8
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It’s an ambitious ride, but not as difficult as it may appear. You’ll cross the White Mountains twice, but the crossings are much gentler than crossings to the south. And there are long stretches of r ...
Colebrook, NH - Road Biking - Trail Length: 91.1
Pleasant back roads, rolling hills, and a happy mix of classic and unusual Vermont scenery make this ride a real favorite. And there’s a swimming beach, a haunted house, and the famous Waybury Inn alo ...
Middlebury, VT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 16
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This is an easy pedal along the shores of two lakes, with an optional stop at the Enfield Shaker Village and Museum. The Shaker “Great Stone Dwelling” on the shore of Mascoma Lake is a reminder that t ...
Enfield, NH - Road Biking - Trail Length: 10.3
This is the very best of White Mountain cycling: stunning scenery, sparse traffic, breathtaking descents, and opportunities for sightseeing and recreational stops. The route takes you through two of t ...
Franconia, NH - Road Biking - Trail Length: 38.3
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This is a hilly ride through Vermont’s history. Begin at the Grafton historic restoration and pedal to Athens—or what remains of Athens. It’s all back roads and great scenery. Grafton, our starting po ...
Grafton, VT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 17.5
This short, flat ramble offers lake views, quiet roads, ancient rocks, and an Old World–style religious shrine. There is no single image that characterizes all of Vermont. Isle La Motte stands as proo ...
Isle La Motte, VT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 10.1
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Flat terrain, magnificent scenery, and light traffic combine to make this ride a popular one. Throw in the ferry ride, a swim or two, photo stops, and ice cream and you’ve got a whole day’s worth of f ...
Islesboro, ME - Road Biking - Trail Length: 27.2
When you’ve completed this one, you’ll want to buy one of those T-shirts that proudly proclaims, VERMONT AIN’T FLAT. This definitely isn’t a “ramble” or a “cruise,” and most will agree that “challenge ...
Jeffersonville, VT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 54.3
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Willoughby is one of Vermont’s most beautiful lakes, and it’s largely undeveloped. This ride takes you along its shore and introduces you to Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. Bring a camera, water, and an ...
Barton, VT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 31.6
The Connecticut River is the centerpiece of this two-state ride. There will be almost constant views of the river and the hills beyond. This is an unusually flat route— an easy pedal with magnificent ...
Lancaster, NH - Road Biking - Trail Length: 35.4
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