I am trying to plan a trip in June, and looking anywhere from New York to Maine. I have 5 guys going, and the skillsets ranges from beginner to intermediate/advanced. I am looking for suggestions as where to go with a little bit of everything with a bunch of areas to ride within 50 miles of a home location. We are more of a cross-country ride, but do enjoy the long twisty, rocky downhills. I know there could be a lot of suggestions, but I do not know where to start. I was thinking on stating in Killington, but that is not set in stone.
If your going to be in the killington area the ski resort has a really good downhill bike park, also Ascutney Mountain is really good great climbs and downhill thats probably my favorite. Stowe VT is good, Perry hill in waterbury Vt, Kingdom trails in East Burke are crazy good… New Hampshire has Bear Brooke State park which is huge and has lots of good riding, FOMBA trails in Manchester NH are great. Hope some of that was helpful….
Growing up in western Maine we rode mostly old forgotten town roads and atv trails. There are a few dedicated riding trails/areas in western Maine/NH white mountains area. There is some lift access ski area stuff. If you want to be adventurous you can ride XC on snowmobile/atv trails to Canada. But the riding wont be great. If it were me taking a trip to New England I would probably stick to VT where there seems to be a lot more MTB infrastructure/culture.
Strongly urge you to consider Carrabasset Valley, ME (Sugarloaf ski area)…..
Literally hundreds of miles of trails with the town, Carrabasset Region NEMBA, Sugarloaf, and Maine Huts & Trails all collaborating to build/maintain the trail network. The trails are top notch, ever expanding nestled in the remote western ME mountains in a unique setting with amenities that truly are unique….You can choose from traditional lodging at the Sugarloaf ski area, a Hut to Hut experience thru Maine Huts & Trails, or just roughing it on your own with some of the many campsites on the State of Maine Bigelow Preserve. The trail network rivals award winning Kingdom Trails, but without the crowds (but it won’t be that way for long). Here are a few links with some info/details….Feel free to reach out with any questions you have. Book it…you won’t be disappointed !!