Biking – Lakes Region

Lakes Region NH Biking Trails

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New Hampshire biking trailsBike NH in the beautiful Lakes Region. This scenic New Hampshire region is a sensational place for a biking vacation. The Lakes Region scenery provides the perfect setting. A bike ride around Newfound Lake, Lake Winnipesaukee, or Squam Lake will take you an entire day or two to complete. Why not plan an NH Lakes Regional bicycling adventure?  Stay at various inns, hotels, or resorts along the way. Whether a leisurely ride by a lake or something more adventurous is your style it can be found in New Hampshire. Read our article on biking safety. Traveling with a bike? Be sure to put your bike on a bike rack the correct way. Have a safe bicycling adventure. Ask us about NH Bike Trials or share biking comments.

New Hampshire Lakes Region Biking

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Ellacoya State Park
Rt. 11
Phone: 293-7821
Ellacoya State Park is located in Gilford on the southwest shore of Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire’s largest lake.


Ahern State Park
Rt. 11A
Phone: 436-1552
Ahern State Park spans 128 acres, with 3,500 feet of shoreline on Lake Winnisquam. Activites in the park include fishing, biking, and hiking.

Hidden Valley
Near Gilmanton Iron Works. Rte 140
Length: 6 miles
This ride’s general location is Gilmanton Iron Works (about 14 miles southeast of Laconia on NH 140). Scenery includes wooded mountainside with overlooks to the valley below. Other rides for various skill levels are available. Yes, mountain bikers are welcome in Hidden Valley Boy Scout Reservation. The camp is full of Scouts throughout the summer and on most fall weekends, so a pedestrian-friendly riding style is called for. The ranger also asks that you check in at the administration building upon your arrival then you can follow the trail to Round Pond.


Mt. Cardigan
Directions: Near Orange and Alexandria
Length 12.3 miles
This park sits on the western slope of Mount Cardigan, offering sweeping scenery. A scenic road leads to the picnic area.


Blue Job Mountain
Directions: Crown Pt Rd off 202A
Length – 8.5 miles
Blue Job Mountain is a small fire tower peak in Farmington although it is usually approached from Strafford. There are a number of blueberry bushes on the mountain and the upper part of the mountain is state forest where you are allowed to pick berries. The state has built a new parking lot which hikers should use.


Branch River Valley
Directions: Route 125 and Route 153
Bbeginning at the N.H. Farm Museum in Milton and ending at the Wakefield Historic District.

Recreational Rail Trails

Conway Branch Recreational Trail 
21 miles

Wolfeboro Branch Recreational Trail 
11 miles

Farmington Recreational Trail 
6 miles

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