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George Waldo State Park, Southbury

Purchase Brook Rd.
Southbury  Connecticut  06488
United States

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60%

Moderate

35%

Difficult

5%

Description

A small park with about 4.5 miles of new singletrack  and  there are plans for about 3 more miles of singletrack in the works.  The red –orange trail ( Where’s Waldo Trail) interconnects with the Daffy Trail ( yellow) and the Hunter’s Trail allowing for a variety of loops. Trails are flowy, mostly smooth single track with log and rock features on the side of the trail.  This is great fun for beginners and for the more experienced.  The trail end at a lovely beach. Read more about George Waldo State Park, Southbury

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Rocky Neck State Park, Niantic

244 W Main St
Niantic  Connecticut  06357
United States

Description

Rocky Neck state park has numerous trails that are ideal for riding a Mtn bike. Mostly XC style there is still may “playgrounds” for those who enjoy a more technical ride to keep from being bored. Miles of paved and dirt fire roads also for those who want to bring the family. Parking is available at the beach but if you don’t want to pay during the summer months there are a couple parking spots along the edge of the park on Route 156, the main one being across the street from the Devine Wine Emporium. The beach is there for a refreshing swim after a summer ride. Read more about Rocky Neck State Park, Niantic

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Oswegatchie Hills, Niantic

Memorial Park Drive
Niantic  Connecticut  06357
United States

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Oswegatchie is located in Niantic CT and is a town owed park largely maintained by the local Boy Scout Troop. there are a verity of trail features and little surprise natural jumps and such on the way out with it ending at a small mountain climb or go down to an old horse shoe shaped rock quarry with multiple 3-8 foot, stone steps to play on or ride through the maze of ramped sections down it. Read more about Oswegatchie Hills, Niantic

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Nehantic State Forest, East Lyme

82 Holmes Rd
East Lyme  Connecticut  06357
United States

Description

The northern block of Nehantic State forest is wrapped around  Hartman Park, it’s border is the border of the Town of Lyme and East Lyme. There is access from the fire road in Hartman park as well as a parking lot at the end of Holmes Road. Currently there is a fire road stretching the length of the forest with a few small single track trails branching off the small circle on the southern end.

Plans for more bike minded trails to be added are in the works and if you’d like to be involved please contact Southeastern CT NEMBA. Read more about Nehantic State Forest, East Lyme

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Mount Archer Woods, Lyme

168 Mount Archer Rd
Lyme  Connecticut  06371
United States

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Mount Archer woods is actually 4 small parks commonly owned by the Town of Lyme, Lyme Land Trust, and the Nature Conservancy. These are Mount Archer Woods, Eno Preserve, Jewett Preserve and Pleasant Valley Preserve.  Historically biking was only allowed on the main white trail loop but as of January 1 2013 the three land groups agreed to allow more trail use and have opened up all the yellow trails in the 4 parka.

Please Note: the Red and Blue trails are still closed to bike traffic as there are endangered plant and wild life in the area. Read more about Mount Archer Woods, Lyme

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Hartman Park, Lyme

57-149 Gungy Rd
Lyme  Connecticut  06371
United States

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30%

Moderate

60%

Difficult

10%

Description

Hartman park is owned by the Town of Lyme as is a great place to ride a mountain bike.  The terrain is more a “Rough XC” surface but has more than enough fire road and XC style trails as well as hidden little gems here and there for the bigger bouncy guys to play on. The town and NEMBA have had a really good relationship and we have worked together on multiple projects to improve the ride and trail sustainability of the area. Recently the town acquired the Philip Young Preserve a rather large parcel of property on the southern border and added trails to and from Hartman Park almost doubling the milage of ridiable trails. If you want even more milage the park is 3/4’s surrounded but Nehantic State Forest (northern block) which the fire road connects to. Read more about Hartman Park, Lyme

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Haley Farm, Groton

Haley Farm Lane
Groton  Connecticut  06340
United States

Easy

60%

Moderate

25%

Difficult

15%

Description

Haley Farm is a great place to bring the kids as well as have fun on the single track. It has a wide verity of trails ranging from scenic double track through fields with multiple views of the bay and Long Island Sound as well multiple tracks through the woods. It’s also a quick connect to Bluff Point with a covered bridge over the train tracks as well as a tunnel going under connecting the two state parks. Read more about Haley Farm, Groton

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Welcoming our newest chapter: Southeastern CT NEMBA

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

We’re pleased to announce the formation of Southeastern CT NEMBA. If your ride Bluff Point or Rocky Neck SP, Hartman or other areas in the greater New London area, we urged you get involved.

SE CT NEMBA will focus on riding and stewarding numerous trail systems reaching from the Rhode Island border to the Connecticut River, including Bluff Point and Rocky Neck State Park, Hartman Park and many other trails in the southeast portion of Connecticut.
We hope local riders will get involved in making this a successful NEMBA chapter, and the founding leadership will be D. Thomas Lamourine as president, Mickey Gilland as vice president, Tad Fallon as secretary and Andy Bennett as treasurer. Monthly meetings will be scheduled for discussions and input of planning events and other current happenings involving the group. Locations are planned to be rotated around the area to allow for more accessibility to everyone who wishes to be involved.

To learn more, visit www.nemba.org/sectnemba

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Wilton Woods

99 Partrick Ln
Wilton  Connecticut  06897
United States

Easy

20%

Moderate

50%

Difficult

30%

Description

Lots of ups and downs and rock-strewn scenery throughout the park provide up to nine miles of excellent riding. The trails hold a wide variety of steep uphills filled with rocks and roots, a few short downhill segments and some very scenic riding right alongside a stream.

With three 100 foot rock ridge rides, a few long log rides, and stuntery galore; Wilton is an excellent park to hone your technical skills. Be sure to . . . .   get more information from the Fairfield County NEMBA webpage. Read more about Wilton Woods

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Upper Paugussett State Forest, Newtown

3 Sanford Rd
Newtown  Connecticut  06470
United States

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30%

Moderate

50%

Difficult

20%

Description

The Upper Paugussett Forest is home to the Upper Gussy Trail, the Lillinonah Trail and Al's Trail. It's 880 acres of prime CT woodlands has a mixed bag of everything, and if you were to hit all the trails, you could easily get a 10 to 12 mile ride.

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