BIKING

Old Hill Village

In February 1937, residents of Hill Village NH learned that their village, near the Pemigewasset River, was to become a flood control reservoir for the Franklin Falls dam project. To accommodate the construction of the Franklin Falls Dam, the village of Hill NH was to be relocated. By January of 1940, the citizens of Hill NH formed an association, purchased land, and began planning a new model village with the help of the NH State Planning and Development Commission. Construction started in 1940, and by June of 1941 the new town hall and school were completed, along with the streets, water system, and 30 houses. The 1941 town meeting was called to order in the old town hall, recessed, and reconvened in the new village.

Today, we are left with the history and remains of Hill Village New Hampshire. A town that is now frozen in time just as it was left in 1941.

Guide Books of the historical markers are available at www.hillhistoricalsociety.com and at North Woods Gifts & Gallery for $5  DIRECTIONS from Bristol, take Rte 3A South to Hill Old Town Road turn left and follow to end past Pleasant Hill Cemetery..

Paige Hill Mountain Biking


Page Hill is a challenging place to ride.  True beginners should probably check out Franklin Falls just down the road but Intermediate and Advanced riders looking for a challenge will love Page Hill for its mix of flow, elevation gain and technical features.  The height of land is in the northwest corner of the property and the fall line trends southeast across the property.  If you are heading either north or west you are probably climbing, south or east and you are probably descending.

Most trails at Page Hill ride great in both directions. You can mix and match depending on whether you are looking for technical descents or ascents.  The exception to that rule would be Magikal Mystery Tour (or MMT) with some of the steep ravines and hairpin turns that trail rides best in the clockwise direction.  Bear Claw, Hard Hat, Hydra, and Spring Trail all have great flow.  The terrain at Page Hill is somewhat challenging to work with. Many of the trails have long bench cuts when we needed to go across the fall line to cut the slope.  You will find well built bridges here and there to span drainages.

For those looking for a true challenge, a ‘real mountain biker’s trail’ look no further than The Dude Abides.  This trail takes you over the high point of the property and will require you to use all of your line picking skills to their fullest.  Technical ridge riding, rock garden puzzles, an excellent full body workout.

Northern Rail Trail


Whether you are a bicycle enthusiast, a casual biker, a locavore, nature lover or history buff, you will love The Northern Rail Trail.

 

All along the rail trail, cyclists will encounter a landscape of historic covered bridges, sustainable farms, orchards, horse and alpaca farms, sparkling lakes and streams. You will also see a plethora of wildlife along the rail trail routes along with historic places situated in quaint and vibrant New England towns. The Friends group has the goal of extending the Northern Rail Trail from Danbury, NH to Boscawen in Merrimack County, NH. Currently the trail has been completed as a four-season trail from Lebanon, NH through Grafton, NH and Danbury, Andover to Depot Street in Franklin, but not yet to Boscawen, NH This information is brought to you from Bike the Northern Rail Trail. For more information, maps and rates please visit their website

Central New Hampshire’s complete source for sales, service and rentals of bicycles. Cross-country skis, snowshoes, skateboards and outdoor clothing.

 

 

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