Bartlett Experimental Forest, Bartlett, N.H.
Contrary to popular notion, fall foliage is not restricted to Vermont’s borders. Just across the Connecticut River, New Hampshire has just as many types of trees and brilliant peak colors as its neighbor. This is one of my favorite spots in the Whites. Snowmobilers have created a vast network of trails that suit bikers well. The paths climb up and down the mountains and across numerous brooks. Park on Bear Notch Road, just outside Glen, and get ready to cruise on a springy single-track trail that gradually makes its way downhill through the dense blanket of pines and maples, over more than a few streams. It’s a spine-tingling run down the mountainside to Route 302. Unfortunately, you now have to make your way back up.