Concord has been rated one of the safest and best places to live, not only in New Hampshire, but in the country.
Concord is a city surrounded by parks and forests – ready to explore by mountain bike. With two major outfitters in the city, S&W Sports and Goodale’s Bike Shop, this is the perfect base to ride and explore. Try the paved trails around Silk Farm Road or take the kids to the beginner trails around Meadow Lake in Northwood Meadows State Park. Looking to up the adrenaline level? The dirt trails of Fox State Forest in Hillsborough, Bear Brook State Park in Allenstown and Hopkinton-Everett Reservoir in Dunbarton will challenge and excite more advanced riders. Here there are trails for all skill levels, from families to hardcore mountain bikers – all a short ride away from downtown Concord.
Each year, bicycle riders from all over New England come to Pats Peak Ski Area in Henniker to participate in its annual Mountain Bike Festival.