Mountain biking north of Boston

Bay Circuit Trail

The following is a list of places to mountain bike on the Massachusetts North Shore, listed by towns. The state forests and preserved land in this area provide hundreds of miles of great mountain bike trails. The Bay Circuit Trail connects several state forests and other protected land through 34 towns in Eastern Massachusetts.. Many… Continue reading Mountain biking north of Boston

Ipswich to Plum Island, “Out and Back”

Start Location: Ipswich Middle and Senior High School, Ipswich MA., We start from the parking lot behind the school). This ride takes recently-repaved Rt. 1A from Ipswich through Rowley to Newbury, and then offers options to continue to Newburyport for a 22 mile round trip, or out to the Parker River Wildlife Refuge on Plum Island for a 32 mile… Continue reading Ipswich to Plum Island, “Out and Back”

Maudslay State Park loop

Maudslay State park from Newburyport bicycle ride

Maudslay State Park This scenic 13-mile ride starts from the Essex St. Inn in downtown Newburyport .  We ride along  High Street, lined with large Federal period homes, then continue to Maudslay State Park. We stop here to walk for an hour or two through the old estate and along the river. Back on the… Continue reading Maudslay State Park loop

Salisbury Beach ride

Newburyport to Salisbury Beach bicycle ride

This 13 mile ride begins at the Essex Street Inn near downtown Newburyport MA, and crosses the Merrimack River Rt. 1 bridge to Salisbury. Turn off immediately to take local roads to Salisbury Beach State Reservation. Return following Rt. 110 to the town of Salisbury and then cycle a couple of miles on the Salisbury… Continue reading Salisbury Beach ride

Plum Island 19 mile ride

This is a 19 mile ride from Newburyport to the lighthouse at the northern tip of the town of Plum Island. On our tour we meet Plum Island Kayak to spend a couple of hours along the Plum Island River. Back on the bikes, the ride continues through the Parker River Wildlife Refuge to the… Continue reading Plum Island 19 mile ride