Best Bike Rides in New England: Backroad Routes for Cycling the Northeast States
From Connecticut to Maine, 30 bike routes offer miles of New England charm and landscape views.
The Northeast provides some of the most exciting cycling in the United States: sweeping vistas, seaside towns, fall colors, and more. With this comprehensive guide, New Hampshire local David Sobel offers up rides in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine. No matter the state, there’s a ride here for everyone, with a range of mileage and difficulty level so both beginner and experienced cyclists can enjoy. Take in the scenery and stop for surf and turf on a moderate 17-mile trip through Mystic, Connecticut. Challenge yourself on hilly vistas and cool off in Cold River while biking Walpole, New Hampshire. Or take it easy while travelling back in time through Concord, Massachusetts. In addition to detailed directions, each route features annotated maps, charming photography, elevation profiles, and suggestions for entertainment and dining along the way. This is a must-have guide to discovering New England’s hidden gems on two wheels.
About the Author
David Sobel is a professor emeritus in the education department at Antioch University New England. He consults and speaks widely on child development and place-based education with schools, environmental organizations, and the National Park Service. He lives in Harrisville, New Hampshire.