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    Best riding in the Northeast

    Hey fellow M*******s,

    Could anyone recommend nice MTB spot for a long weekend trip? My friends and I are looking to take a four day weekend and hit a sweet riding destination in the Northeast, preferably within driving distance of Boston (ie, 6-7 hour drive max). We have all been to Kingdom Trails already and although it is excellent riding we are looking for something new. Anyone been to Plattekill? I have heard its nice but is there any other place to ride around there?

    Thanks for any help you can give.

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    6-7 hours from Boston? That covers a ton of ground. This is off the top of my head.. what kind of riding?

    Around a 1 hour drive:
    Vietnam in Milford is a great place to ride. And best of all its owned by mountain bikers.. purchased by NEMBA. --XC and freeride.

    1-1.5 hour drive:
    Otis reservation. Smooth roller-coaster single track. --XC

    4-ish hour drive:
    Downhill at Attitash. And there's great single track in the area.

    6 hour drive?
    Diablo freeride park at Mountain Creek NJ looks sick. Never been, but will sooner or later...
    http://www.diablofreeridepark.com/
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    Check out this place:

    http://www.bikebackcountry.com/

    Seems like they have something for everyone...in the foot hills of the White Mountains...not far from Bean Town.

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    attitash?? they do the MTB thing now too? never knew that. hows it compare with killington and snow--both of which ive been to. is the singletrack riding on site like the other two places. i guess im behind on the times. thanks.

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    Yeah, attitash is cool. I really can't compare it to kill. or snow -never been. A few years ago attitash was ok, and then I went last year and it was much much better. They grew.

    Maybe someone else can chime in w/ a comparison..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Locoman
    Yeah, attitash is cool. I really can't compare it to kill. or snow -never been. A few years ago attitash was ok, and then I went last year and it was much much better. They grew.

    Maybe someone else can chime in w/ a comparison..
    I've been to all three and like Mt. Snow the best. The terain is the most interesting IMO. Not just downhill but more like lift access technical singletrack. You definetly have to pedal, just not as much as if there were no lift. I do not even consider Snow a downhillers destination (i mihg tbe wrong) and this is proved to some extent by the fact that you don't see many people riding there on true DH bikes. Many of the trails are tight and twisty--perfect for a 5-6 inch travel bike. After 8 -10 runs, I am more tired than when we do 3 hour non-lift serviced rides locally. Fun stuff.
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    the berkshires have great riding. I like Pittsfield state forest and Lenox mountain(Kennedy park and Yukon ridge,connected). this is in western mass near NY line.

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    Sorry if this is an old thread, but Western Mass has TONS of great riding. Bachelor Street in South Hadley/Granby, DAR in Goshen, Erving & Wendell State Forests, Mt. Snow is nearby, so is Jiminy Peak. Plus it is all an EASY drive out RT 2 from Boston.

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