Every April, my husband & I head up to Jackson NH for a retreat. Well, my husband does the retreat, but I, being a heathen, go biking.
Jackson is pretty much surrounded by the White Mountain National Forest so there aren’t that many paved roads, but I have a loop that I do that takes me around the far end of the valley, up over the back of Tin Mtn into the national forest – where the road switches to dirt for a bit – then back down into the town of Lower Bartlett. At that point, I can ride the busy but not very hilly rt 16 back to Jackson, or I can take the very, very steep, (I had to stop 3 times) but very scenic Thorn Hill Rd back to the center of Jackson. It's not a long loop, but it is very hilly, so it takes me a while.
About a third of the way up the valley. There are some lovely falls right past this bridge.
If I won the lottery, I would buy this house and fix it up. You can't see it, but it has the most fantastic view out the back of the whole valley.
Where the pavement ends.
This is in the White Mountain National Forest. The mtb skills come in handy on this section.
Daffodils all over the front yard!
A maple syrup house.
I think I might be breaking that speed limit on the way down.
The Eagle Mountain House grand hotel across the valley. Mt Washington off in the distance on the far right.