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Motorcycle Journeys Through New England

By Ken Aiken

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Format: Paperback, 351 pages, 4th Edition
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United States, 01 June 2013
This all-new edition of the most popular motorcycle touring guide to New England offers more suggested routes than ever, along with fully updated listings of motorcycle-friendly lodgings and great out-of-the-way restaurants. Motojournalist Ken Aiken leads two-wheeled travelers through twisty mountain passes and beautiful valley backroads to scenic, intriguing destinations in six key regions: the rugged Maine coast, the high notches of New Hampshire's White Mountains, the lush gaps of the Green Mountains of Vermont, the Lake Champlain region between upstate New York and Vermont, the rolling Berkshire hills of Massachusetts, and the coastal areas of Rhode Island and Connecticut. Aiken covers well-known motorcycle-touring roads like Vermont's Route 100, the Mohawk Trail, and the Kancamagus Highway, but his inclusion of little-known regional roads frequented by local riders sets this guide apart from others. Altogether, Aiken has carefully plotted 28 trips for motorcyclists, most of them taking one day to complete. Multi-day tours can easily be created by linking adjacent trips. Each trip includes a detailed map and specific route directions. The trips are designed to accommodate various riding styles and audiences, from sightseeing two-up travelers, to sport riders bending the curves.

Table of Contents

Vermont: Green Hills, The Gaps, Northeast Kingdom, the Lake Champlain Area; New Hampshire: Western Region, Seacoast Region, Winnipesaukee Region, White Mountains, Coos County Region; Massachusetts: Northern Berkshires, Southern Berkshires, Central Region; Connecticut: Litchfield Hills, Eastern Connecticut; Rhode Island: Luster of a Gilded Age; Maine: The Beach, Mid-Coast, Blue Hill & Deer Isle, Mt Desert Island & Bar Harbor, Downeast, the Maine Forests, Rangeley Lakes Area.

EAN: 9781884313271
ISBN: 1884313272
Publisher: Whitehorse Press
Dimensions: 21.59 x 13.97 x 2.29 centimetres (0.59 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years

About the Author

Ken Aiken is a well-known U.S. motojournalist, photographer, and cartographer who has travelled extensively in eastern Canada. He now divides his time between Montreal and Vermont.


-You remember that old television commercial, Don't leave home without it. Well, if you're heading to New England, this is the book you should make sure you do the same with. There are maps for the various routes with turn by turn directions but the real value of the book comes from the insider information that Ken provides. Each ride is dissected and examined to give you the historical background of the area you're riding through as well as tips on how to avoid the traffic congestion and where you'll find great photo ops.- - Go For a Ride Magazine

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