Borderlands Hiking Mountain Biking Trail System
Bicycling Hiking Trails In VT NH ME & Quebec Mountains
Mountain Biking is a fast-growing sport and can be the basis for your next New England vacation. The reforestation of northern New England forests combined with the efforts of hard-working trail building volunteers to create some sensational off-road mountain dirt biking destinations. Seven sensational mountain biking areas have joined forces to create Borderlands – a world-class mountain biking destination. We salute the efforts of this New England travel ambassador civic-minded organization.
The Borderlands Trail System is growing and now incorporates two nations (US & Canada), three New England states(Vermont, New Hampshire, & Maine) and seven mountain biking destinations.
Let us begin with a Maine visit. The town famous for skiing is also a home of Mahoosuc Pathways – miles of mountain trails overlooking Bethel, Maine. Get outside and bike Community Forest, Second Nature Adventure Challenge, Borderlands, and Bacon Hill. Bethel is now a favorite mountain biking destination.
In the Northeast Kingdom, Vermont the internationally known Kingdom Trails features more than 100 miles of singletrack fun. This is one of the top mountain biking destinations in the entire USA. Local lodging at NEK Inns, resorts and hotels.
The picture-perfect town Craftsbury, Vermont is home of the Craftsbury Center. Mountain biking and with village and country views does not get any better than this. Visit Vermont Living Magazine for Green Mountain hiking, and biking trail suggestions. Smugglers’ Notch Resort also offers mountain biking trails and miles of hiking trails.
CRAFTSBURY CENTER, VERMONT
Parker Mountain in Littleton, NH is an opportunity for a family biking vacation and can include a visit to the longest candy counter in America, a real pancake breakfast from Polly’s Pancake Parlor in nearby Sugar Hill, and a stay at a historic White Mountain hotel. Littleton is one of America’s best small town Main Streets featuring a bike shop, an amazing musical instrument store, craft brews, a great Thai food restaurant, and on-street parking (bring your quarters).
Profile Trails provides challenging mountain slopes and stunning views of the White Mountains. Bike more than 30 miles of trails including some of the most challenging paths in the state. More Profile Trails info at nemba.org/chapters/fanemba.
The New Hampshire Grand region is also a fantastic place to spend your mountain biking adventure. Coos County is the northernmost New Hampshire county a wonderful mountain destination for riders of all skill level. Coos Trails wind through the great north woods, Moose Brook State Park and along north country streams. Nearby Gorham, NH offers local dining, lodging, fast food chow, and some cool boutiques.
GORHAM, NEW HAMPSHIRE
Your mountain biking adventure can take you across the US/Canada border into East Hereford, Quebec. The views of the Borderlands can be breathtaking. Explore the Circuits Frontieres biking trails and lodging options at their website.
EAST HEREFORD, QUÉBEC
Franconia Inn, 1300 Easton Rd., Franconia, NH 03580
"In the Land of Big Mountains and Small Villages." Nestled in the heart of the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire, The Franconia Inn is a full service country inn, where casual elegance and exquisite cuisine are just waiting to welcome you. Please visit our website for more information.
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Grand Sumitt Hotel at Attitash, 104 Grand Summit Road, Bartlett, NH 03815 | 603-374-6700
The mountains are calling you to our all-season destination, home for all of the Attitash fun, with a prime location at the base of Bear Peak at Attitash. This slopeside hotel offers spacious rooms and suites for a quick weekend escape in New England or extended vacations in any season. With kitchens, one, two and three-bedroom options, outdoor heated pool, sauna, hot tubs and the only Ski-in / Ski-out hotel at Attitash. The Mt. Washington Valley NH offers endless outdoor fun any time of year. Enjoy skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, tubing, hiking, biking, golfing, soaring through the peaks on a zipline tour and more. Just 10 minutes from North Conway Village. See you soon!
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The Wildflower Inn, Darling Hill Road, Lyndonville, VT 05851 | 802-626-8310
"Warm hospitality... the gardens are famous". Yankee Magazine. Relax and recharge at this country inn with resort amenities on 570 acres in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. Offering 24 guest rooms and suites, pool, tennis, trails, petting barn, skiing, snowmobile tours, x-country skiing, hay / sleigh rides, spa, and sauna. Country breakfasts and dinners overlooking perennial gardens and spectacular mountain views. Wedding facilities. Kid friendly. Easy to get to from I-91 & I-93. Kingdom Trails - Northeast Kingdom hiking nearby.
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Smugglers’ Notch Vermont, America’s Family Resort
SMUGGLERS' NOTCH RESORT. At America's Family Resort, experience Mountain Resort Village living, award-winning children's programs, family activities, 3 big mountains of skiing and snowboarding, plus entertainment, dining, shopping, year-round Zipline Canopy Tours & more. Family Fun Guaranteed – Winter, Summer & Fall.
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