Keene , New Hampshire Bicycle Rides

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Keene-Harrisville 50.7 miles, with 1200 ft. of climb on long route

Ashuelot River ride (short version of Keene-Harrisville Ride) 26.9 miles with 633 ft. of climb.
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Keene-Westmoreland-Connecticut River 38 miles with 1500 ft. of climb on long route
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Swanzee Covered Bridges Ride 26 miles, with 210 ft. of climb on full route
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Rides from nearby Brattleboro, Vermont

Brattleboro to Bennington Vermont cue sheet route map

Brattleboro-Wilmington Loop 52 miles, with 2300 ft. of climb.
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Brattleboro-South Newfane Loop (short version of Wilmington Loop) 31 miles with 1600 ft. of climb

Connecticut River Loop 51 miles north and south along the Connecticut River from Brattleboro 51 miles with 700 ft. of climb

Brattleboro area cycling suitability map This is one map in a four map series showing bicycle suitability for roads in Southeastern Vermont. The legend for this map series, as well as an index map, are found on a separate sheet.

Cycling suitability map for roads north of Brattleboro . Putney, Bellows Falls, Townshend, etc.

Legend for two suitability maps above

Rail Trails in or near Keene

Ashuelot Rail Trail , in and around Keene

Cheshire Rail Trail stone-dirt path begins in Keene for several miles, taking you to the old railroad depot in Troy, New Hampshire , Depot General Store in Fitzwilliam Depot in Fitzwilliam Village, New Hampshire.
and beautiful Rockwood Pond.

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Monadnock Branch Rail-trail to Jaffrey NH

North Central Pathway to Gardner MA

Ware River Rail-trail to Coldbrook (near South Barre MA).

Hikes near Keene, NH

Beaver Brook Falls A 26 acre preserve along Beaver Brook with a steep gorge and a waterfall The abandoned highway leads uphill at a gentle incline with steep hills rising 200 feet or so on either side. There are many views of Beaver Brook cascading down the gorge. About one-half mile up the road, rocky cliffs overlook the falls. To get there: Turn right onto the Old Concord Road off Washington St. and immediately left onto Washington St. extension. Park where this road ends at a metal gate.

Greater Goose Pond Forest A vast area of protected forest and a pond in north central Keene An extensive forest with many brooks, wetlands and some trees that have been undisturbed since 1868. An excellent habitat for birds and mammals. Included in this area are Goose Pond, Drummer Hill and the Ministry Lot. The City of Keene created Goose Pond in 1868 as an additional water supply but stopped using the water in the 1930's. Trails and old roads lead into this area from many directions. From the parking lot a trail leads uphill. It is an easy ten minute walk to the pond. A detailed brochure on Goose Pond is available from the City of Keene Parks and Recreation Department. To get there: From Central Square take Court St. north

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