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    Singletrack near Clinton?

    Just moved here and was wondering if there are any trails? Google only brings up the obvious ones like Leominster state forest but I was hoping go find something new

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    Some what close:
    - Groton Town Forest : Startbiking : Groton Town Forest

    A little further away (up 495 N):
    - Russell Mill : Startbiking : Russell Mill Town Forest
    - Great Brook Farm (Charlisle, MA)
    - Yudicky (Nashua, NH) : Startbiking : Yudicky Park
    - Lowell-Dracut State Forest : Startbiking : Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsboro State Forest

    Further South (down 495 S)
    - Upton State Forest
    - Vietnam (Milford, MA) : Startbiking : Vietnam
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    Quote Originally Posted by sinister View Post
    Some what close:
    - Groton Town Forest : Startbiking : Groton Town Forest

    A little further away (up 495 N):
    - Russell Mill : Startbiking : Russell Mill Town Forest
    - Great Brook Farm (Charlisle, MA)
    - Yudicky (Nashua, NH) : Startbiking : Yudicky Park
    - Lowell-Dracut State Forest : Startbiking : Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsboro State Forest

    Further South (down 495 S)
    - Upton State Forest
    - Vietnam (Milford, MA) : Startbiking : Vietnam
    Groton and Lowell are amazing..I'll have to check out the other ones.

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    Blackstone Valley's ride page lists most of the usual suspects south of you. There aren't any maps on this page, but you can easily right click google the names and find all you need to know:

    Blackstone Valley NEMBA - Rides

    Also, Mtbr member "woodsguy" put together the following map. Feel free to IM him a thank you

    http://forums.mtbr.com/member.php?u=322024

    https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=U...29224&t=p&z=10

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    There is Callahan State Park in Marlboro / Framingham.
    Hodges Village Dam in Oxford MA
    Also some trails in Northboro, google: Northboro trails Committee for maps.

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    Bunch of trails in Bolton, Stow, Harvard, Littleton, Groton, Northboro, Boxboro. Few trails in Lancaster as well.

    Use Strava to find trails as well, it is very helpful.

    Check out the conservation trust websites (just type town name then conservation trust into google)

    Here are a few of my favorites:

    Oak Hill in Littleton (20-25 minutes from clinton)
    Anaconda in Groton
    Promised Land in Groton
    Vaughn Hill/Bower in Bolton
    Rattlesnake Hill in Bolton
    Gardner Hill in Stow
    Marble Hill in Stow

    There are a lot of trails within 30 minutes of clinton, and a good amount within 15

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    Thanks for all the great trail ideas guys. I basically only know leominster, Groton and Lowell

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    Great list so far. Be careful with dog walkers at Bowers, there are lots of them and some are not too crazy about us zipping around. Just be polite, slow down etc.

    I did some work on the trails at Vaughn hills and Bowers this summer. There were a bunch of big trees and shady bridges that needed clearing/mending. One bridge sent me into a rocky creek, broke my shifter and I had a black and blue leg for a few weeks. Now all is good.

    The Bolton/Stow and Groton areas have a whole bunch of trails that can be linked together if you are ok with riding on the road.

    Oak hill is amazing I totally forgot about it until recently.

    Also add Stow Town forest and Callahan to the list. Watch out for dog walkers here too especially on the Framingham side, packs of up to 20 dogs roam here with their dog walkers. Its an awesome place to ride especially if you link the Marlborough and Framingham sides together. However you then have to deal with an insanely technical climb, kudos if you can clean it!

    You got Pisgah next to Clinton, some like it but I am not too crazy about it.

    Leominster state Forest has some nice trails. Some are crazy technical and make me curse the day I moved back to New England, I try to avoid the north side of it. That new Hillbilly Heaven trail is pretty sweet!

    Here is another list of trails in the area…

    Rides in the Area - NDO Mountain Biking Club

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    Where's the hillbilly heaven trail? Every time I go to Leominster I just find technical rock gardens and such. Can never put together a good line. Thanks for the good list tho!

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    Here:
    Strava Segment | Leominster State Forest - Hillbilly Heaven - South bound

    Also check out "Organism", "Spooky Forest" and "Marcus Fuzmick" on the northeast side.

    Here's the intermediate loop from the NEMBA ride in Sept if you're looking for a loop:
    Mountain Bike Ride Profile | MBAS group ride @LSF near Westminster | Times and Records | Strava

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexcited View Post
    Every time I go to Leominster I just find technical rock gardens and such. Can never put together a good line.
    Yup, me too. The place is huge with some good trails in the mix. Unfortunately finding those trails means dealing with all the shwag and fire roads Leominster has to offer. I did see a moose here once years ago, or was that Gilbert Hills these two are somewhat similar in my mind.

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