Harold Parker Cruise Ride

North Reading, Massachusetts

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Harold Parker State Forest, 20 miles north of Boston, is just more than 3, 000 acres of central hardwood-hemlock-white pine forest. A popular site for a variety of recreational opportunities such as hiking, mountain biking, fishing, hunting, horseback riding, swimming, camping, and picnicking, the state forest makes for a great start to this relaxing bike route. The Harold Parker Cruise will take you through the quiet, wooded, winding roads of Boxford, Georgetown, Topsfield, and Middleton. Departing from the Harold Parker State Forest, you’ll head north through the peaceful, winding back roads of Boxford on your way to Georgetown center. Georgetown, though incorporated in 1838, was actually settled some 200 years earlier. In 1638 a small group of families from Rowley, England, sailed across the ocean to settle in the area now known as Georgetown.
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by Tom Catalini (Falcon Guides)

Harold Parker State Forest, 20 miles north of Boston, is just more than 3, 000 acres of central hardwood-hemlock-white pine forest. A popular site for a variety of recreational opportunities such as hiking, mountain biking, fishing, hunting, horseback riding, swimming, camping, and picnicking, the state forest makes for a great start to this relaxing bike route. The Harold Parker Cruise will take you through the quiet, wooded, winding roads of Boxford, Georgetown, Topsfield, and Middleton.

Departing from the Harold Parker State Forest, you’ll head north through the peaceful, winding back roads of Boxford on your way to Georgetown center. Georgetown, though incorporated in 1838, was actually settled some 200 years earlier. In 1638 a small group of families from Rowley, England, sailed across the ocean to settle in the area now known as Georgetown.

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Activity Type: Road Biking
Nearby City: North Reading
Distance: 42.4
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Riding Time: 2.5 to 3 hours
Trailhead Elevation: 250 feet
Top Elevation: 250 feet
Local Contacts: North of Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau
Driving Directions: Directions to Harold Parker Cruise Ride

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Apr 2018