The Lakes Region offers an “Inn-to-Inn” Bike Tour throughout the Lakes Region, Central New Hampshire, and the Lake Sunapee Region that offers opportunities to bike a variety of routes along the Northern Rail Trail in New Hampshire. The trail has several bike routes that bring bicyclists from inn to inn while exploring the state’s most scenic beauty.
The new bike route is owed to the completion of the Northern Rail Trail, a 58-mile-long, 13-foot-wide outdoor corridor. “Connecting the villages and their respective inns, the trail is a pleasant and safe ride for cyclists without the hazards of a busy road,” says Pecco Beaufays of the Highland Lake Inn. It also allows bicyclists to become acquainted with the area’s natural beauty in a unique and intimate manner. “Combining the bicycling experience with the opportunity to enjoy some of the finest inns in New England offers visitors an incomparable experience,” adds Dennis Swords, innkeeper at the Follansbee Inn.
Whether you are a bicycle enthusiast, a casual biker, a locavore, nature lover or history buff, you will love staying at these inns. New Hampshire is a cyclist’s paradise, and biking on the Northern Rail Trail with the luxury and convenience of being able to relax nightly in our gracious inns, followed in the mornings by a gourmet breakfast before you hit the rail trail again, is the perfect getaway.
All along the rail trail, cyclists will encounter a landscape of historic covered bridges, sustainable farms, orchards, horse and alpaca farms, and sparkling lakes and streams. You will also see a plethora of wildlife as well as historic places situated in quaint and vibrant New England towns.
Join us for days filled with soaking up the beautiful countryside of rolling fields, verdant forests, and picturesque New Hampshire towns on two wheels. Bike rentals are also available at some inns. In the warmer months, the trail is used for bird watching, bicycling, running, walking, and horseback riding. In the winter, the trail is popular for cross-country skiing, snowshoe hiking, and snowmobiling through late March.
The Northern Rail Trail website provides information for visitors and bicyclists to finally safely enjoy this Inn-to-Inn tour with plenty of scenic beauty, great food, and history. Visit Ridethenortherntrail.com, or – to explore many of the bike trails in the Lakes Region – visit Lakesregion.org/play/climbing-hiking-biking.
For more information contact the Lakes Region Tourism Association at 603-286-8008 or the Highland Lake Inn at 603-735-6426.