Central NH

Central NH NEMBA Trail Build

Date

11/3/18 9:00am

Come join the Central New Hampshire Chapter of NEMBA on Saturday November 3rd at 9 AM to help build a new mountain bike trail on the City's Broken Ground property right in Concord.

We will meet just past the Portsmouth Street kiosk on the access road to the water tower (located here: 43.228604, -71.495165).

When finished, the new trail will be over 1.25 miles long, so we have our work cut out for us. The trail bed will be laid out, but we'll still need to rake the trail bed as well as bench and berm a few sections. We'll have fire rakes, Rogue Hoes, shovels, and other trail building tools, but we can always use more leaf rakes, spade shovels, and of course volunteers who like to get dirty.

After we finish up between 12 and 1 we'll be hosting a cookout to help thank you for your hard work. Feel free to bring your bikes to try out the new trail.

If you have any questions, call or text Matt Bowser @603-491-5448

See you there. Read more about Central NH NEMBA Trail Build

Chapter

Central NH

Event Leader

Matt Bowser
matt@bowser.com

Central NH

Trescott Water Supply Lands

55 Trescott Rd
Hanover  New Hampshire  03755
United States

Easy

60%

Moderate

30%

Difficult

10%

Description

Hanover's Trescott Water Supply Lands are the water source for the town. There are over 13 miles of multiuse trails here, only motorized vehicles and unleashed dogs are prohibited.

The trails are mellow rarely entering the intermediate-hard zone. There are quite a few old doubletracks but mostly you'll be enjoying some really fun trails.

Hanover Trescott abuts the Oak Hill Natural Area and a really big ride can be had by combining both. Read more about Trescott Water Supply Lands

Local Shops

West Hill Shop

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Central NH

Lipfert Forest

1399 NH 12A
Cornish  New Hampshire  03745
United States

Easy

50%

Moderate

40%

Difficult

10%

Description

The Lipfert Forest is a very pleasant place to ride.  You can park at the Cornish/Claremont town line sign on Route 12-A. In all there are over 11 miles of trails here. Some of which connect into the Cornish Town Forest.

These are privately owned trails which, thanks to the generosty of the Lipfert Family are open to the general public. Read more about Lipfert Forest

Local Shops

West Hill Shop

Central NH

Frenches Ledges

90 Columbus Jordan Rd
Plainfield  New Hampshire  03781
United States
There are three good parking areas.

Easy

25%

Moderate

60%

Difficult

15%

Description

The town of Plainfiled hosts one of the most enjoyable small terail networks in the area. Frenches Ledges and the abuting Farnum trails have over 8 miles of excellent singletrack trails.

The highpoint of the area is the top of Frenches Ledges itself which has a spectacular 360 degree view of the surrounding countryside.

While some of the main trails are marked, you'll discover many unmapped trails as you explore this area. 

The trails are maintained by the Plainfield Trailblazers. A hard copy of the map can be purchased at Plainfield's Meridan Town Hall located at 110 Main St and all proceeds go towards improving the trails.

The best description of the trails is located on the Trail Finder website.

Also check the 3-D virtual tour or MTB Project to get an idea of the topography and climbing involved. Read more about Frenches Ledges

Local Shops

West Hill Shop

Central NH

Oak Hill

59 Oak Hill Dr
Hanover  New Hampshire  03755
United States

Easy

70%

Moderate

25%

Difficult

5%

Description

Oak Hill in Hanover New Hampshire is a long standing popular x-country ski area that also hosts over 16 miles of fun, though easy, mountain bike trails. Oak Hill also abuts Hanover's Trescott Water Supply Lands.

The MTB trails are maintained by the Dartmouth College Mountain Bike Club. Here's their description of the trails.

There are few places in New England that boast so many family friendly trails. Read more about Oak Hill

Local Shops

West Hill SHop

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Central NH

Boston Lots

434 N Main St
West Lebanon  New Hampshire  03784
United States

Easy

15%

Moderate

55%

Difficult

30%

Description

Lebanon's Boston Lots is an incredible place to ride. Over 30 miles of trails ranging from mellow to meltdown. Easily many days of riding and exploring.

The land manager is Dartmouth College. But the trails are maintained and loved by the Upper Valley Mountain Bike Association who's webpage has an excellent trail description as well as for many other local riding hotspots.

UVMBA is a great group and if you do more than casual riding here it would be a good group to join.

Additional information is at MTB Project.

At 1030' the high point in the Boston Lots is Burnt Hill.  You'll do a lot of climbing, some quite technical to get there. Expect to do some exploring and after a few rides you'll come up with your personal favorite trailsand routes.

Since elevation gain and loss is important here I'd suggest starting  from the "Nature Lot" parking lot located at 287 Mascoma Street and doing most of your climbing on trails like the Burnt Pathway. That way you'll enjoy some fantastic downhills rather tahn walking quite a bit up them.  You can get a waterproof map and some trail suggestions at Mason Racing Cycles and Omer & Bob's both of which are located about 1/2 mile from the trilhead.

Be sure to check out the Kid's & Family trails.  They are perfect for a warm up or a cool down.

You'll be challenged by many of the trails at Boston Lots. Especially if you're going in the wrong direction.

Kids trails, techncal singletrack awesome downhills, lots of VERY well constructed and maintained trails.

There's a lot at Boston Lots.

 

By Bill Boles

  Read more about Boston Lots

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Central NH

Green Woodlands

1756 NH 118
Dorchester  New Hampshire  03266
United States
NH-118 is also called Dorchester Rd.

Easy

50%

Moderate

30%

Difficult

20%

Description

The Green Woodlands Foundation has been a long time NEMBA supporter.

Green Woodlands consists of 35 square miles of contiguous property all but 20 acres of which is open to the general public.

Currenty there are almost 50 miles of singletracks and doubletracks. Many of the Singletracks have been machine built.

They have a very open recreational use policy and their only charge for using their trail system is "a smile."

Check their Facebook Page for the latest information and trail updates. Read more about Green Woodlands

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West Hill Shop

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