BEST MOUNTAIN BIKINGPull into the parking lot next to Mountain View Creamery and you’ll find cars with license plates from all over the Northeast and Canada. They’ve made the long drive to East Burke to ride atop rolling countryside, past hundred-year-old barns, along streams, and under tall pines, all on sweeping single-track trails that leave your body coated with Vermont’s finest souvenir, mud. Grab a day pass at the Kingdom Trails Welcome Center. –Yankee Magazine, September/October 2011The bicycling routes of the 100-plus-mile web known as the Kingdom Trails vary from narrow, challenging single tracks to wide dirt roads, created by loggers decades ago. Pedal across fertile green pastures, past immense red barns still standing from the early 1900s, and sweep up and down on soft forest trails dusted with pine needles, all within arm’s length of fragrant spruce and fir trees. The Kingdom Trails Association maintains this multiple-use network.
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