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New England is a great place to ride. The region has mountains, ocean, lakes, and forests.....all within a few hours of riding. In this section you will find information about rides, roads, restaurants, and more. This page is your key to a wealth of local information in two main parts.

 

(1) The navigation menu on the left side of the page will lead you to additional ride planning information. 

 

(2) The tabular list below contains NER "Ridden and Recommended Rides."  These are excellent motorcycle rides that will be enjoyable to a visitor or a native of New England.

 

KMZ links open a Google Earth Map, GPX-Track links open a generic GPX track file, GPX-Route links open a generic GPX route file.

 

Please also see the bottom of page for more information and learn how you can contribute.

 

 

NER Recommended Dirt Rides

 

 

Massachusetts

 

Ride Name Ride Description Download

Mt. Wachusett/Ware

Dirt ride from Mt. Wachussett to Ware, MA

KMZ

GPX-Track

GPX-Route

Orange to Goulds

Dirt ride from Orange, MA to Gould's Sugar Shack in Shelburne Falls.

KMZ

GPX-Track

GPX-Route

Tomato Trail Long

Dirt Ride from Greenfield, MA through Central Mass and up to Hollis, NH.

KMZ

GPX-Track

GPX-Route

Trans Mass Trail

Dirt ride from Winstead, CT north to Greenfield, MA

KMZ

GPX-Track

GPX-Route

Hodges Village Dam

An excellent place to take your knobbies! Pick up a permit at the RMV and have at it. I've had a few great rides through there on my ancient SP250, lots of everything - rocks, grass, water, sand, trees. 

Web

Trail Map

Map

Winsted, CT to

Greenfield, MA

Ride starts in Winsted, CT and follows dirt roads to Greenfield, MA

GPX-Track

GPX-Route

 

 

Connecticut & Rhode Island

 

Ride Name Ride Description Download
     
     

 

 

New Hampshire

 

Ride Name Ride Description Download

Hampster Ride

Dirt ride through NH from Adventure Rider: (Link)

GPX-Track

GPX-Route

Hancock, NH to Groton, VT

Ride starts in Hancock, NH and follows dirt roads to Groton, VT

GPX-Track

GPX-Route

 

 

Vermont

 

Ride Name Ride Description Download

Puppy Dog

Dirt Ride South-North through Vermont

GPX-Track

GPX-Route

Northside Loop

Mostly dirt loop beginning in Waterbury and visiting Stowe and the NE Kingdom

GPX-Track

GPX-Route

Map

Turn-By-Turn1

Turn-By-Turn2

Turn-By-Turn3

 

 

Maine

 

Ride Name Ride Description

Download

Downeast Trail

Important note on the Downeast Trail is that even street registered bikes need to have an ATV registration sticker to be legal on the trail

GPX-Track
     

 

 

New York

 

Ride Name Ride Description Download
     
     

 

 

Pennsylvania

 

Ride Name

Ride Description

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New Jersey

 

Ride Name

Ride Description

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Quebec

 

Ride Name

Ride Description

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General information:

  1. Disclaimer, this ride information is believed to be accurate when posted, but as always when planning a ride, your route choice and ride safety is your own responsibility.

Share your great rides:

Do you have a "Ridden and Recommend" ride? Why not share it with your fellow motorcyclist? To contribute please send the following information to: webmaster at newenglandriders dot org

  1. Name and short description of the ride

  2. Navigation file. It should be in GPX or Google Earth KMZ or KML.