The Best Guide to Motorcycle Roads, Rides & Events

Nothern MA and Southern NH Ramble + ADD NEW ROUTE


1   in New Hampshire New Hampshire125 Miles

By KerriOber
on February 1, 2007

5.0out of 5

4 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

This route makes a great loop starting and ending in Concord, MA

- Start in Concord, MA.

- Take 2A northwest for about 18 miles to just past Groton and ...

- Switch to 122 North (take a right), through Pepperell, MA and cross the NH border. You will pass Kimball Farm on your left, a great spot for ice cream, and apples. Warning: the drive is gravel. About 5.5 miles past Hollis, NH, Rt 122 will intersect with Rt 101 in East Milford, NH. Now ...

- Switch to RT 101 West (take a left) and drive for about 20 miles and you will find Peterborough, NH. Peterborough is a good place for a stretch, rest, and a bite to eat. Fill your gas tank here. Now you want to ...

- Switch to Rt 202 South. Stay on Rt 202 heading south, cross the MA border, and soon you will enter Winchendon, MA. Now ...

- Switch to Rt 12 Southeast (take a left) for only about a mile and ...

- Switch to Rt 140 South (take a right). Stay on that for about 20 miles and just before the Sterling, MA airport ...

- Switch to Rt 62 East and stay on it for about 62 miles and it will take you through Berlin, Hudson, and eventually to the route's endpoint of Concord, MA.

Scenery

This takes you through some of the prettier towns northwest of Boston. No traffic, aside from Rt 2, and plenty of places to stop, to take a snapshot. Lots of forests, farms, and orchards to look at. This is a good gentle day ride, which brings you through some lovely towns and forests through the central north area of Massachusetts. There's a bit on 122 North that gets somewhat smelly in the warm summer months, due to the dairy farm that's right next to the road. Otherwise, you'll enjoy the different sights, and revel in the quiet beauty of the ride.

Road Quality

No traffic, the roads are of fine quality, and no real twisty bits. A great ride for someone testing their wings on a medium length ride.

Roadside Amenities

- Groton is a lovely swanky town.

- Hollis has lovely orchards.

- Peterborough is renowned as an artists colony.

- Winchendon has lovely architecture.

Additional Info

- View the weather forecast for this area from Yahoo weather .

Nickname (optional) : KerriOber

What Riders Say About this Route Add Review & Rating

By Guest
on September 2, 2008 3 out of 3 members found this review useful.

No Rating Provided

Motorcycle Year 2003

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

My husband and I rode this scenic route today. I loved it. We took our time and rode the loop in five and a half hours. The roads were great, the scenery was breath-taking in some areas. Just as you said the small towns were wonderful. A beautiful sunny day added to this loop made an incredible riding experience. We will definitely be riding this loop again in the near future.

Was this review helpful? Yes | No

By matthewebel
on December 6, 2015 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2011

Motorcycle Make Yamaha

Motorcycle Type Sport

Just rode this circuit from Waltham (taking 117 and 126 past Walden Pond before connecting with 2A) on a brisk December day. WOW... this is an amazing run. Rode past two or three ski hills, upwards of ten large bodies of water, and several farm stands. The entire ride is essentially a pony factory, too, with more horse ranches mile after mile than I ever saw in Tennessee.

If you wanted to make it an all-day affair, you could take the bike up Pack Monadnock for a hell of a view, but that's more of a summer side-trip. I'll be doing this trip again once it's warm again!

Was this review helpful? Yes | No

By melloland
on July 4, 2016 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2005

Motorcycle Make Harley davidson deluxe

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Nice long stretches, nice turns..stopped at miller state Park took auto road to the top nice views. Took 140 south all the way back to my starting point .

Was this review helpful? Yes | No

By Guest
on August 18, 2013 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 08

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Sport

I really liked that loop. Thanks a lot for posting!

Was this review helpful? Yes | No