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  • Bike friedly Places to Swim

    Does anybody know where there are places to swim that are also very bike friendly? Berry Pond at Harold Parker was a great example of that, but I have a feeling that Berry Pond is gone for good. Beaches, Ponds, and Lakes in Eastern, Mass and Southern NH are particularly well within reach.

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    Leominster and Pearl Hill both have beaches. PH also has camping.
    We've got a great spot in our town, but it's residents only - sorry.
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    • #3
      The D.A.R. State Park in Goshen, MA has great camping, swimming and lots of good riding.
      In some mysterious way woods have never seemed to me to be static things. In physical terms, I move through them; yet in metaphysical ones, they seem to move through me.
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      • #4
        Blue Hills

        You can swim at both Houghton's Pond and Ponkapoag in the Blue Hills.

        Wendell State Forest has a great swimming pond.

        Walden Pond State Reservation is not mountain bike friendly (other than there's a bike rack at the main beach). Probably my favorite place to swim in the Boston area though. The conservation land around Walden Pond (other than the park) is mostly open to mountain bikes.

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        • #5
          FYI, bikes are not allowed on the Walden property or the surrounding conservation land in Lincoln.

          http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr...servation.html

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          • #6
            Marshabesic in Seabrook is awesome, ocean is less than 1/2 mile away.
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            • #7
              Tully lake in Athol ,MA. Nice bike loop, camping too.
              SS rule the dirt!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by AA View Post
                FYI, bikes are not allowed on the Walden property or the surrounding conservation land in Lincoln.

                http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr...servation.html
                That is pretty much what I figured about Walden. if I were to go there, I'd ride the roadbike there and hopefully find some place to lock it.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by AA View Post
                  FYI, bikes are not allowed on the Walden property or the surrounding conservation land in Lincoln.

                  http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr...servation.html
                  I'll add that to the list.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by bcborder View Post
                    You can swim at both Houghton's Pond and Ponkapoag in the Blue Hills.

                    Wendell State Forest has a great swimming pond.

                    Walden Pond State Reservation is not mountain bike friendly (other than there's a bike rack at the main beach). Probably my favorite place to swim in the Boston area though. The conservation land around Walden Pond (other than the park) is mostly open to mountain bikes.
                    I forgot about Houghton's Pond. That's where they used to have the Blue Hills Mountain Bike Day (which I hope will restart sometime).

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by leebo View Post
                      Tully lake in Athol ,MA. Nice bike loop, camping too.
                      Tully is too far away. I live near Harold Parker.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by bikdav View Post
                        That is pretty much what I figured about Walden. if I were to go there, I'd ride the roadbike there and hopefully find some place to lock it.
                        Not to sound like a wise a$$, but if you have a road bike and you live near Andover, almost every lake, pond, and ocean is local and should be within reach. Pull out a map, locate a sandy area near a body of water, find out if there's a bike rack in the vicinity, and bang, you're all set.
                        Last edited by antmav; July 12th, 2013, 11:08 PM.
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                        • #13
                          Pomps pond , Andover.
                          SS rule the dirt!

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                          • #14
                            Quarries up in Rockport - you can link together some good rides.

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