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Local Bike Trails To Try This Summer

May 25, 2021 12:30PM ● By Virginia Dean
Here in the Upper Valley, there are a myriad of wonderful bike trails to choose from for all different skill levels. The weather has turned, the pandemic is easing up, and people are anxious to use up their year-long pent-up energy in positive ways. Here are a few local bike trails to get you started.

The Upper Valley Loop Trail is an on-road bicycle route connecting Norwich, Hartford, Lebanon, and Hanover. This moderate-bicycle trail ride is 15.3 miles forms the central hub of the Upper Valley Trail Loop.

Boston Lot Conservation Area (located in Lebanon) has 439 acres that circle Boston Lot Lake, Burnt Mountain and loop around Honeysuckle Hill, and connect to the power lines and DHMC. Northern Rail Trail spans 57.6 miles of trails from Lebanon to Boscawen and is New Hampshire’s longest rail-trail conversion ranging from easy to difficult.

Other popular trails can be found at the Upper Valley Cycling Club, where people from all over the Upper Valley share bike routes on their Facebook page. They even have a social aspect to the group after your ride. Ride then pizza, yes, please.

Upper Valley Mountain Bike Association (UVBMA), located in Meriden, adds and rebuilds multiple use trails in Plainfield, Lebanon, Norwich, Hanover, Hartford, and Windsor as well.

Other Upper Valley trails include Mascoma Greenway in LebanonSugar River Recreation Trail in Claremont, and Bobby Woodman Trail in Claremont.

For more information about these and other bike trails click here. Happy bike trails!

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