Introducing the Northern New England Adventure Trail

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida' started by Canuman, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. Canuman

    Canuman Crusty & Unobliging

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    I actually looked at your route, but modified it not to go through the College Grant and not bust a couple of gates. There are some fantastic routes up that way if you're gate crashing -- not that I'm familiar with any of them. A bunch of the eastern section does come from Dockingpilot's routes. I believe I gave credit for that somewhere. I still spent many hours in the mapping software and on the road.

    Strangely enough, there are very few viable routes for a piece of territory so large.


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  2. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    Oh no worries there. Im not one of those who think route building is like curimg cancer. Lol . Enjoy and use and edit all you like I say.
    And your right you would think those big woods would offer all kinds of options but they really dont,

    * i dont recall though any gates but my memory aint what it used to be!

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  3. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    Also from Houlton you csn take it all the way to Van Buren off the tar. I recomend it!

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  4. meatwagon1

    meatwagon1 Been here awhile

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    how is Northern VT looking? Is there still snow on the upper part of the puppy dog trail? Burke area?
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  5. guymanbro

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    Still snow on the trails in southern VT, but most roads are clear (barring Class IV and extra shady corners)
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  6. Canuman

    Canuman Crusty & Unobliging

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    I can see Burke Mountain from the top of the hill above my house. Driving back at 8:20 this evening, it was snowing hard, and there's plenty o' white stuff in the woods. It's time to start sacrificing virgins or something. South of Route 2, there is little snow, and then it picks up again, as Guymanbro noted. We're still a few weeks from good riding. The back roads are goopy and heavily rutted. If you have hairy ones, plenty of time, and nasty knobbies, they can be run, but it ain't gonna be much fun. Give it a few weeks at least. There is certainly snow and mud over ice on the northern PDR.

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  7. nhbubba

    nhbubba Internet Tough Guy

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    Hear, hear! :freaky
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  8. meatwagon1

    meatwagon1 Been here awhile

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    going to try and hit the trans MA trail this Saturday to Greenfield with detours I am sure.
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  9. meatwagon1

    meatwagon1 Been here awhile

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    road a bit of the southern part of the trail from Greenfield to Brattleboro. Was good, Good and muddy on ames hill rd. Ran out of time and headed back to MA.
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  11. NHCoastie

    NHCoastie Adventurer

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    Hello All,

    A buddy and I are planning a Big DS ride (KLR 650 and Tiger 800) loop ride from Central NH through Maine and back. The major land marks we intend to hit are Quoddy Head, a view of Mt Katahdin, and Boundary Pond in NH. So my key question is there any to get a view of Katahdin without violating the logging company rules?

    The route we laid out overlaps quite a bit with the NNEAT except for an approach to the south end of Baxter.

    Any advice is appreciated.

    Tom
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  12. Canuman

    Canuman Crusty & Unobliging

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    No bikes (even bicycles) in Baxter. There's a good view of Katadhin from I-95, of all places, but it's not exactly dual-sport. There are many parallel roads, and you can see the mountain from various places around Millinocket. The Golden Road is still sadly off-limits.
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  13. NHCoastie

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    That is a bummer. But there will be plenty of ridding. Thanks for all your efforts on this route. We report back on the sections we end up riding.
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  14. meatwagon1

    meatwagon1 Been here awhile

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    will be heading to ride the puppy trail on Saturday (tomorrow May 4th) from greenfield up. Most likely make it to Silver lake.
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    meatwagon1 Been here awhile

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    puppy trails was awesome this weekend.. Hope some of you got out to enjoy it.
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  16. VerdiBaritone

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    We did most of the NNET in a long day. Created a nice workaround for the Dartmouth grant by turning north up and around on parmachenee road once we crossed into Maine. No gate issues and great long unpaved stretches. The recent rain didnt effect things much for us on an F800 with Heideneau and a GSA with Karoo 3s.

    Spent the night in the Sugarloaf area before a long ride back toward the Adirondacks (on pavement) the next day. Very enjoyable.
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  17. Canuman

    Canuman Crusty & Unobliging

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    Nice. We were up that way a couple of weeks ago, and did exactly the same thing. Went up Cedar Stream, then the Magalloway Road and wound our way over to the Parmachenee road. Despite the rains, the roads are in excellent shape in most places. With good tires, you can easily do 45 - 50 without much sweat. Watch for wildlife. I had a two-foot brush with a large deer not far off the Parmachenee Road. Stick to the right and keep your sight lines clear. There are plenty of people from "away" that are taking their half out of the middle or even over on your side.
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  18. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    Just imported all the tracks from the first page, and plan on doing this rt in the next 4 weeks or so. Whenever I can get away. Are the tracks still accurate? Any changes?

    I'll be leaving RI, heading to the TMT->PDR->NNEA->??? Depending on time, I'll wind my way back home, or slab it. Still not sure how long I can get away with being gone, but that's the plan so far!

    Cheers:freaky
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  19. DockingPilot

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    Your gonna like it.
    Mallowgay Mountain is very cool. There is gas and food (general store) once you hit the pavement in Maine.
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  20. Stellario

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    Hello:

    I am planning to spend a few days riding in New England this week and wanted to ride some sections of the Northern New England Adventure Trail, but I am traveling alone. Any sections that I should avoid? I am fairly experiences off road but not an "expert"

    Thanks for the advice,

    Stellario
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