What’s more appealing than than bicycling by historic houses and pastures dotted with cows? Or pedaling alongside meandering streams and vibrant fall foliage? Franklin County, Massachusetts offers up the New England landscapes of your dreams. Breathe in the fresh air and see it all close up, along the many bike trails running through the small towns and countryside.
The Franklin County Bikeway criss-crosses the region with roughly 240 miles of bicycle routes, including both non-motorized bike/pedestrian trails and designated bike lanes along streets and highways.
You’ll find designated bicycle loops and routes suited to every skill level.
"Biking is one of the best ways to connect with the local scene and scenery," Brian Pearson of Adventure East says, "take the day and explore the valley on one of several scenic and fun routes. We are sure you won't go hungry."
"Our Farm tour is one of our favorite rides. Riding through the beautiful farmlands you can stop at local stands and fill your pack with local ingredients for a picnic. Then take a short scenic hike and enjoy one of several conservation areas on the route. Surrounded by wild forest and the sounds of nature, you literally will taste the valley. That's why we like to call it 'edible valley'".