Take 10 - Best mountain biking spots
Grafton Ponds, Grafton, Vt.
One of the top cross-county ski destinations in the state, Grafton Ponds has always been blessed with an extensive trail system that winds through the heavily forested hillside, offering good views of the historic village. But now you can expect longer single-track runs and a spanking new terrain park, thanks to the hard work of director Bill Salmon. The park features several large jumps, a couple of gnarly switchbacks, and the first of three ravine runs to be built that sweep down a steep incline over several recently built wooden bridges. A local contingent of fat wheelers helped Salmon design the latest trails, used heavily in the summer during weeklong camps, so expect a challenge that will enhance your skills.