For the last 20 years in the Northeast Vermont small town of East Burke, a group of passionate locals and land owners have been creating one of the national leading mountain bike destinations.
The Kingdom Trail system is a network of trails that connects over 60 land owners in a looping trail system that welcomes mountain bikers and trail runners in the summer and Nordic skiing and snowshoeing in the winter. In many locations, mountain biking is centered around trail systems that only the locals know or at resorts. Here, the town is your host and the trail system complements the small town New England tradition that is East Burke.
Once you enter this village you can park your car, hop on your bike, and go. The main summertime parking is located in a field behind the Welcome Center. You can also park at East Burke Sports and in both locations you will find friendly locals who will set you up with the information you need to have a mountain biking experience like no other.
Only three hours from Boston, it’s a great escape for a day or weekend and on June 21, they are hosting the New England Mountain Bike Festival that features demo bikes, guided rides, music, and more. Edging the Xtreme caught up with Tim Tierney the Executive Director of the Kingdom Trail Association to hear about trail network.