Ride the Franconia Notch Bike Trail This Summer

Biking on the Franconia Notch Bike Trail in the White Mountains

Biking on the Franconia Notch Bike Trail in the White MountainsThe Sugar Hill Inn, nestled in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, is just minutes down the road from the popular Franconia Notch State Park. Franconia Notch is a spectacularly beautiful mountain pass, and its namesake park is home to popular attractions, such as the Flume Gorge. Franconia Notch State Park is also home to the famous Old Man of the Mountain, the Aerial Tramway at Cannon Mountain, and the New England Ski Museum. It’s a wonderful place to visit at any time of the year, but particularly delightful during the summer. It’s also home to the popular Franconia Notch Bike Trail, which is a great place to spend the day. Book your room at our New Hampshire Bed and Breakfast, and come experience the White Mountains this summer.

Franconia Notch Bike Trail

The Franconia Notch Bike Trail, located within Franconia Notch State Park, traverses the length of Franconia Notch along the parkway and provides visitors with access to all the popular park facilities and natural features. The easiest place to access the Franconia Notch Bike Trail is at the base of the Aerial Tramway, just off I-93 at exit 34B. The 20-mile round-trip brings riders within easy reach of park attractions, including Flume Gorge, The Old Main of the Mountain Profile, Profile Lake, Boise Rock, The Basin, Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway, and Echo Lake. The elevation gain of the trail is approximately 800 feet traveling south to north. The ride can be broken up in pieces, or you can travel the entire length of the trail. There’s also a shuttle at one end that will take you back to the Aerial Tramway if you desire. 

If you aren’t able to bring your bike with you, bikes can be rented from Cannon Mountain.

More Biking in the White Mountains

Riding through Franconia Notch State Park on the Franconia Notch Bike TrailIf you’re looking to do more biking while you’re visiting us in the White Mountains, there are numerous roads and trails that are popular with cyclists.  One of the most popular places to go is the Great Glen Outdoor Center at the base of Mount Washington.  The center has a variety of scenic trails, each of which offers incredible views of the Presidential Mountain Range. Moose Brook State Park and the surrounding areas around Gorham, New Hampshire, which is just a short drive from the Sugar Hill Inn, have also become extremely popular for mountain biking in the White Mountains. The park is home to a variety of nicely flowing singletrack trails, scenic dirt roads and it has plenty to offer for riders of all abilities. Loon Mountain Resort also has some wonderful biking trails. Their downhill and cross-country ski trails are wonderful during the winter, but just as popular for bikers during the summer. At Attitash Mountain Resort, you’ll find nearly 20 miles of downhill and cross-country mountain biking trails for varying abilities. Get exclusive chair lift access to 35 downhill trails, or enjoy 8, scenic, cross-country trails along the Saco River. Just like the rest of the mountain resorts around, Bretton Woods offers some excellent downhill and cross-country ski trails for cyclists. 

At the end of your day, come back to the luxurious guest rooms at the Sugar Hill Inn, and enjoy a rejuvenating evening. We start at 4, with small bites and cocktails; the perfect way to unwind after a tiring day on two wheels. Our full-service restaurant is one of the best in the area and is an integral part of the stay at our Bed and Breakfast. The Sugar Hill Inn has received the Distinguished Restaurants of North America (DiRoNA)’s Achievement of Distinction in Dining award for 2009 – 2018. There’s nowhere else quite like it in the White Mountains.  Book your room today, and come see what sets us apart from our competition

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