Paper $17.95 ISBN: 9781584658719 Published April 2010

Bicycling New Hampshire’s Seacoast

Linda Chestney

Bicycling New Hampshire’s Seacoast

Linda Chestney

Distributed for University Press of New England

160 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Paper $17.95 ISBN: 9781584658719 Published April 2010
The shoreline of New Hampshire may be short—eighteen miles of ocean from Portsmouth to Seabrook—but it’s long on scenery, history, and has some of the best bicycling in the state! With more than 28 guided rides exploring New Hampshire’s Seacoast, this book is an indispensable resource for riders of all skill levels who are eager to take advantage of everything the area has to offer. So grab your copy, climb on your bike, and take in expansive views of the Atlantic Ocean and sun on sandy beaches, or visit one of the Seacoast’s many historic properties and scenic byways. Head farther inland to areas that may be lesser known, but are equally beautiful for cycling—such as peaceful, rolling Kensington; quaint Barrington; or the serene environment of Newmarket’s Great Bay. Choose one of the rides that skirt into Maine and visit Nubble Lighthouse, or ride south into Massachusetts along the Merrimac River. Whether you pedal through an inland village or oceanfront town, you’ll find the Seacoast region offers a perfect opportunity to enjoy New Hampshire at its best.
Contents
Acknowledgments • INTRODUCTION • Touring Tips • How to Use This Book • RIDE LOCATIONS • Lilac City Ride (Rochester–Lebanon, ME) • Alton Bay Ride (Rochester–Alton Bay) • Jailhouse Tour (Rochester–Somersworth) • Calef ’s Country Store (Barrington–Strafford) • Rolling Farmland (Rochester–Dover) • Hot Air Balloon Festival (Lee–Center Barnstead) • Horse Farm Ride (Madbury–Durham) • Three Rivers Ride (Dover–Eliot, ME) • Nubble Lighthouse (Portsmouth–York, ME) • Cattle Ride (Newmarket–Lee) • Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge (Portsmouth–Newington) • Historic Strawbery Banke (Portsmouth–South Berwick, ME) • Scenic Ocean and Marsh Tour (Rye–New Castle) • Inland Seacoast Ride (Newfields–Epping) • Durham Point (Exeter–Durham) • Historic Rye (Stratham–Rye) • Breakfast Hill (Greenland–North Hampton) • Four Forts Ride (Rye–Portsmouth) • Historic Exeter (Exeter–Kensington) • Kingston State Beach (Kingston) • Apple Orchard Ride (Hampton–Kensington) • Hampton’s North Beach (Hampton’s North Beach–Exeter) • Fall Foliage Ride (Hampton Falls–Kensington) • Four Hamptons (Hampton, South Hampton) • Merrimac River (Hampton–West Newbury, MA) • Hodgie’s Ice Cream (Newton–Amesbury, MA) • Mass. Farm Country (Seabrook–Amesbury, MA) • Seabrook Beach (Hampton–Salisbury, MA)
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