Riding the Lamoille Rail Trail

Last weekend we stuffed our bikes into the car and drove over to Saint Johnsbury, Vermont. We parked at the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail off Route 5. There is ample parking and on Memorial Day there were 8 or so cars. You don’t have to bike on this path, we saw people walking, running, and biking. It would also…

Biking into Franconia Notch

Last weekend we dusted off our bicycles and took them out for our first Spring bike ride on a section of the paved bike path through Franconia Notch. We parked at the Skoocumchuck Trailhead parking off Route 3. This is also where the bike path begins at it’s northernmost point (or ends depending on your…

Pedal Through the Notch

Last weekend we wanted to go for a bike ride.  Alden has, just this spring, figured out how much fun bike riding is and we wanted to give him the experience of riding a long distance, instead of just circling around in our dirt driveway.  He hasn’t quite mastered going down hills and using his…

Mountain Bike Trails Make for Long Hiking Trails

The other weekend we had to bring Lindsay’s car in for some brake work and decided to take advantage of the car-free afternoon on the network of trails next to VIP Auto in Gorham, NH. We crossed over the railroad trestle bridge on Route 16, not wanting to linger too long on the open grate…

Rolling to Rollo, a Pedal under the Presidentials

This weekend we dusted off our bicycles, packed our day packs and headed down to the local rail trail.  The closest rail trail to us happens to be just down the street: Presidential Rail Trail.  We’ve biked the section in Gorham, NH several times, but we were interested in checking out the section from Appalachia parking lot…