Ah, Fall in the Northeast. Crisp, cool air, vibrant foliage, and plenty of local microbreweries to explore for a post-ride beverage! We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite trails, so pack your gear and plan your Fall adventure…
Kingdom Trails – East Burke, VT
With over 100 miles in this massive network of trails, you’ll find plenty of berms and flow, but also quite a few more challenging areas for the experienced mountain biker. All trails are marked for difficultly level so you should have no problem finding the right route for your skill set. This is about as North as you can get without crossing the Canadian border, but Kingdom Trails grooms many of the trails well into the snowy months. Bonus: after your ride, check out Trout River Brewing for a well-deserved beverage in nearby Lyndonville.
Great Brook Farm State Park – Carlisle, MA
This historic 1,000-acre property boasts Twenty miles of trails beyond the red farm buildings at its entrance. This is an easier ride with lots to do and see along the way including Native American sites. The farm life and fall foliage make this the quintessential New England backdrop for a nice day’s ride.
Friends of Massabesic Biking Association (FOMBA) trails – Auburn, NH
This trail network has a good mix of scenic beginner trails (check out the fire road loop around Tower Hill Pond), as well as challenging single-tracks for more experienced bikers (if you’re up for it, try Sampler, Red Pine, and Moose Track trails for more of a challenge).
Mount Agamenticus – York, Maine
What could be better than the coastal views of Maine in the Fall? Check out the Ring and Horse trails for their amazing views unlike anywhere else.
Luther Forest – Malta, NY
Luther Forest, located just off Exit 12 of the Northway on Hermes Road, is super accessible with mostly easy trails – though you can also find some challenging stretches. Grab a bite to eat after your ride at the bustling college (and horse racing) town of Saratoga Springs.
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