Great Biking Trails

– The Northern Rail Trail spans 58 miles in Grafton and Merrimack counties and is the longest rail-trail in New Hampshire, making for great biking. This trail uses the right-of-way of the Boston and Maine Railroad’s former Northern Line and is managed by the NH Bureau of Trails. The trail has a number of activity options and is rated as moderate and is best used from March – November.  Dogs are also allowed, but must be kept on leash. –

– The Guinea Pond and Flat Mountain Trails offer 11.5 miles of biking following the bed of the old Beebe River Railroad in the Sandwich Range Wilderness.

– The Lake Winnisquam Scenic Trail has two miles of biking trails starting at Leslie Roberts Road and Route 3 in Belmont.

– Gunstock Mountain, a ski resort in Gilford, has many miles of biking trails.

– The WOW Trail, a little more than a mile-long, traverses central New Hampshire along the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad. Its acronym comes from three lakes – Winnisquam, Opechee, and Winnipesaukee This is a 10 foot wide, paved multi-use pathway.  2.5 miles from Elm Street in Lakeport to Belmont town line. The trail also connects to a 1.7 mile Winnisquam Scenic Trail.

– Belknap Woods has several biking trails on its 90 acres-spread. It is owned and managed by Squam Lakes Association and is located in Center Harbor.

-Franklin Falls Dam offers easy to moderate trails located on both sides of the Pemigewasset River between Bristol and Franklin, NH. The mountain bike trail system is centered near the Franklin Falls Dam administrative offices on highway 127, three miles south of I-93 off exit 22.

-Pemigewasset Valley Mountain Bike Trails in Plymouth are within riding distance of downtown. There is a large parking lot on Prince Haven Drive. The Fox Park single track trails are designed for intermediate riders with a great mix of flow and technical riding.

Gyroscope Trails are on the Holderness side of the river with a winding and twisted single track great to develop your turning skills.

-Wolfeboro – Albee Beach – Park at Albee Beach and ride bikes on the Cotton Valley Trail to downtown Wolfeboro for lunch or ice cream!

-Wolfeboro – Bean Park is in downtown Wolfeboro…ride along the Bridge Falls Path, or just sit and enjoy the views of Back Bay.

-Wolfeboro – Bridge Falls Path is a ½ mile multi-use trail that connects to a regional network of trails. The path is along the shores of Back Bay in between the Railroad Depot downtown to Wolfeboro Falls.

-Wolfeboro – Cotton Valley Trial connects with the Bridge Falls Path providing access through Wolfeboro along the shores of Crescent Lake and Lake Wentworth. 8 miles of biking starting on Meadow Street in Wakefield and ending in the Wolfeboro Train Station.

-Wolfeboro – Elie’s Woodland Walk is located at Ryefield Marsh on Route 109 near Lake Wentworth. The beautiful marsh is a great wildlife viewing area.

-Wolfeboro – Front Bay Conservation Area is a wooded parcel of land on Bay Street. This area offers scheduled paths, birding, wildlife viewing and picnicking. Enjoy this secret gem along water.

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