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4.5 out of 5 Rider Rating 4.5
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Nothern MA and Southern NH Ramble

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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Feb 01, 2007

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Guest
September 2, 2008
My husband and I rode this scenic route today. I…
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melloland
2 McR Points
July 4, 2016
Nice long stretches, nice turns..stopped at…
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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.

Drive Enjoyment

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.

Tourism Opportunities

- Groton is a lovely swanky town.

- Hollis has lovely orchards.

- Peterborough is renowned as an artists colony.

- Winchendon has lovely architecture.

Motorcycle Road Additional info

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Guest
September 2, 2008
0 McR Points
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.
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melloland
July 4, 2016
2 McR Points
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 .
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matthewebel
December 6, 2015
2 McR Points
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!
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