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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. 

GoogleMap links open a Google Maps, KMZ links open a Google Earth Map and GPX links open a generic GPS file.

 

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

 

Read this short document about how to easily download rides to your Garmin GPS: Link

 

NER Recommended Dirt Rides

 

 

Massachusetts

 

Ride Name Ride Description Download

Mt. Wachusett/Ware

Dirt ride from Mt. Wachussett to Ware, MA

KMZ

GPX

Orange to Goulds

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

KMZ

GPX

Tomato Trail Long

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

KMZ

GPX

Trans Mass Trail

Dirt ride from Winstead, CT north to Greenfield, MA

KMZ

GPX

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

 

 

Connecticut & Rhode Island

 

Ride Name Ride Description Download
     
     

 

 

New Hampshire

 

Ride Name Ride Description Download
     
     

 

 

Vermont

 

Ride Name Ride Description Download

Puppy Dog - North

Dirt Ride From South to North borders of Vermont

GPX

Puppy Dog - South

Dirt Ride From North to South borders of Vermont

GPX

Northside Loop

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

GPX

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
     

 

 

New York

 

Ride Name Ride Description Download
     
     

 

 

Pennsylvania

 

Ride Name

Ride Description

Download

     

 

 

New Jersey

 

Ride Name

Ride Description

Download

     

 

 

Quebec

 

Ride Name

Ride Description

Download

     

 

General information:

  1. The name of the file you download should have the same name as the "Ride Name."
  2. Open Garmin files, right click on the listed route and make a copy of it.  Next do a "recalculation" on the copied route and compare and make it conform to the original route..  Delete the original route, rename the copy if you like and then upload it to your GPS.
  3. On some rides clicking on "Ride Report" in the description will take you to a write-up about the ride.
  4. 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 of the ride
  2. File with directions - give it the same name as the "name of the ride."  It should be in one or more of the follow formats: Google Map or GPX.
  3. Description of the ride (up to 75 words)
  4. Name/address/contact info for eating & sleeping accommodations if not in file
  5. Miles for the each day's ride
  6. Which category it belongs (VT, NH, multi-state, etc.)
  7. Your Delphi name - or other name if not on Delphi
  8. No one will check your route for accuracy before posting. Please be sure to zoom in when using mapping software to ensure the route is exactly as you think it is. You don't want to help a fellow rider get lost.  <grin>