New England has everything a motorcyclist could want: twisty, historic roads; wild and scenic vistas; and interesting, quirky, accessible destinations worthy of stretching your legs. Vermont native and moto-insider Ken Aiken thoroughly covers Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island in 28 routes that catalog the very best they have to offer, from shoreline to summit.
The pace of touring on two wheels is especially well suited to appreciating and pondering the forces—both natural and man-made—that continue to shape New England. Many of the most popular riding roads evolved from native and pre-colonial trade routes, which may have begun as game trails. Routes rise, fall, and sweep with contours that follow a rugged terrain initially traversed during a slower time. Few books before this one have offered up as many regional gems to touring riders. In addition, Aiken has tapped into his lifelong interests in history, architecture, geology, and industry to offer up fascinating tidbits of local detail, adding color and context to the extrasensory movie that will be playing on your visor.
This all-new edition of Motorcycle Journeys Through New England features full-color maps with turn-by-turn directions for each suggested route, along with updated information for motorcycle-friendly services, memorable lodging and dining, and points of interest that will take you off the beaten path.
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