Winter Fat Tracks

Friday, January 28, 2022

Fat Biking in the snow on groomed trails is definitely the way to go when the snow gets deep.

This list of locations and events will be updated frequently to guide you to the best Winter Fat Biking opportunities in New England.

This is only a partial list of Fat Bike events and locations where some kind of grooming is going on. Due to Covid-19 there are fewer actual events. Hopefully, that will change as winter progresses.

Check with your local NEMBA chapter's Facebook Page to see what's going on in your area.

FATBIKE DESTINATIONS & EVENTS

 

Vermont:

Blueberry Lake (Blueberry Lake) Intermediate traisl winter fatbiking.

Brewster Hill  (Underhill) Groomed winter fatbiking.

Cady Hill Forest (Stowe) Great winter fatbiking.

Catamount Outdoor Family Center (Williston) Groomed Fatbike Trails, Rentals and Events.

Craftbury Outdoor Center (Craftsbury Fatbikes are allowed on select trails and singletrack under certain defined circumstances. Check website for details.

Cricket Hill (Hyde Park) Winetr Fatbiking.

Grafton trails and Outdoor Center (Grafton) Groomed Fatbike Singletrack, with some shared ski trails.

Jay Community Recreation Centre   (Jay) Winter fatbiking.

Jay Peak Nordic Center (Jay) Winter fatbiking.

Kingdom Trails (East Burke) will have groomed Fatbike Trails all winter long.

Memphremagog Trails (Newport) Groomed winter fatbiking trails.

Midlands (Jeffersonville) Groomed fatbiking trails.

Millstone Trails (Websterville) eBikes and groomed winter fatbiking.

Mud Pond (WIlliston) Some trails are groomed.

North Branch Trails (Montpelier)  Dpwnload a map of winter fatbiking.

Perry Hill (Waterbury) A ten mile network of trails.

Richmond Mountain Trails (Richmond) Groomed winter fatbiking.

Rikert Nordic Center (Ripton ) Offers 55KM of trails for fat biking and skiing.

Viking Nordic Center (Londonderry) 30KM of groomed trails Fat Bikes okay when they're groomed.

Brattleboro-Keene NEMBA grooms some trails when conditions allow. Check this Facebook Page for updates.

1/22/22     Uberwintern Fat Bike Festival   (Stowe)

1/23/22    Catamount Fat Bike Rally   (Williston)

2/13/22    Rutland Cold Rolled   (Rutland)

3/5/2022  Winterbike @ Kingdom Trails

New Hampshire:

Highland Mountain Bike Park (Northfield NH) Will be open mostly on weekends subject to conditions.

Landmark / Boston Lot   (Lebanon)  Some trails are groomed.

Bear Brook State Park (Allenstown) Limted trail grooming.

PRKR Mountain Trails (Littleton NH) and Moore Dam groom their trails for fatbiking.  Littleton Bicycles has a weekly Franconia Area NEMBA Fatbike Ride on Tuesdays. Additionally, the Franconia Inn, the Horse and Hound Inn and the Hillwinds Lodge near Fox Park all have fatbike trails. Fat biking is permitted on snowshoe trails maintained around the Inns and on select Nordic ski trails. Here's the link to PRKR’s map of groomed trails.

Mount Washington Resort (Bretton Woods NH) will have groomed Fatbike trails as well as rentals all winter long.
 
North Conway, NH.  White Mountains NEMBA will be grooming some trails check their Facebook Page for updates.

Whitaker Woods, Intervale NH is groomed by Mt Washington Valley Ski Touring and Snowshoe Foundation. Check their website for daily conditions and trail closures.

Gunstock Mountain Resort (Gilford NH)  has 25km of cross country trails that are open to fatbikes, condition dependent. Please call 603-293-4341 ext 504 to be sure trails are set up for fatbiking.

Great Glen (Jackson NH) WInter Fat Biking daily all season long as conditions allow.

Brattleboro-Keene NEMBA grooms some trails when conditions allow. Check this Facebook Page for updates.

King Pine (Maddison) - Pass required

Central NH NEMBA will be grooming Franklin Falls Dam, Franklin, NH. 

Southern NH NEMBA will be grooming a 4-5 mile loop at Bear Brook State Park near the hiker/biker lot when conditions allow, Allenstown, NH

Stratham Hill, in Stratham is grooming many of its trails as conditions allow. 

Windham HIgh School grooms trails on its campus when conditions allow. 

Fort Rock in New Hampshire is grooming some trails.

Bretton Woods (Bretton Woods) Some groomed fat bike trails fat bike rentals.

REI (North Conway) is renting E-Fat Bikes.

East SIde Trails (North Conway) Frequent grooming as the snow accumulates.

2/5/22     WInter Wolley @ Highland Mountain Bike Park   Northfield

2/6/22     Freeztivus   (Franklin)

2/12/22   D&T 100, Gorham

2/12/22   Sunapee Sugarhouse Sender   (Sunapee)

2/19 -2/20 5TH Annual Fat Bike Poker Run  (Franconia Area.)

2/27/22   Fatbike To The Clouds   (Gorham)

Maine:

Carrabassett Valley ME, Carrabassett Region NEMBA grooms the trails off the Narrow Gauge Trail while the town grooms the Narrow Gague Trail itself. Sugarloaf has one loop available at the Outdoor Center. There are some Winetr-Only Trails being groomed. Look for updates on the CRNEMBA Facebook Page Maine Huts & Trails has an extensive system of Nordic and Fat Bike trails, but have a limited grooming budget this year. Check their Facebook Page for updates. A frequently updated list of the Valley's open trails is here.

Mahoosuc Pathways, Bethel maintains groomed Fat Bike trails.

Bradley Mountain State Park, Pownel Grooms trails for Fat Biking.

Midcoast Maine NEMBA will be grooming trails at the Thomaston Town Forest (Booker St trailhead) and in the Ragged Mountain Preserve, accessed from the Camden Snow Bowl and Hope St in Rockport.

SIx Rivers NEMBA will be grooming, Topsham Ponds in Topsham and Lilly Pond in Bath when conditions allow.

Maine Winter Fate Bike Series, Three locations in 2021 Rangley, Sugarloaf, Titcomb.

Bethel Trails (Bethel) Pass required.

Quarry Road (Waterville) Pass required check to see when bikes are allowed.

Gorham/Portland Greater Portland NEMBA grooms selected trails.

Rangeley Lakes Trail Center (Rangeley) Pass required, groomed trails.

Bradbury Mountain (Freeport) Lots of trails sometimes groomed on the east side.

Six Rivers NEMBA is grooming in South Bath.

Topsham Trails SIx Rivers NEMBA is grooming local trails.

1/30/22 Fat Bike Loppet  (Rangeley)

2/6/22    Carrabassett Fat Tire Race    

2/18/22   Titcomb Mountain Fat Tire Race   W. Farmington

(2022 Date TBD)   Central Maine Cycling Fat Bike Race, Farmington

(2022 Date TBD)   Six Rivers NEMBA Fat Tire Frolic   Topsham

(2022 Date TBD) (Auburn)  Presented by Central Maine NEMBA.

Massachusetts:

SE MA NEMBA and the Friends of Wompatuck State Park will be grooming for Fatbikes during the snow season.

When there's snow down on old Cape Cod, CC NEMBA alternates between fat biking on trails and fat biking on the beach.

Winnekenni Park in Haverhill has groomed Fatbike Trails and has been covered in the local newspaper.

Willowdale SP (Ipswich) Some trails may be groomed, but they see a lot of winter fat bikers.

Canal Trails (Belchertown) Good mix of trails, great for fatbiking as most are pretty flat.

North Shore NEMBA will be grooming with Snow Dogs at Harold Parker State Forest and Willowdale State Forest when conditions allow.

Russell Mill (Chelmsford) Not groomed, but the trails get a lot of use.

Sawmill Hills (Northampton) Not groomed, but some very fun trails ehen they are packed.

Stump Sprouts (Hawley) Ski touring center with fatbiking.

Merrimack Valley NEMBA is grooming trails at Russell Mill in Chelmsford when conditions allow.  Check in with their Facebook Page for updates.

Prospect Hill Park, Waltham doesn't groom but hundreds of hikers, snowshoers and Nordic skiers pack the trails perfectly for fat biking.

Lind Farm in Norfolk is being groomed by SE MA NEMBA Members intermittently when conditions allow.

Northfield Mountain in Northfield is grooming when conditions allow.

1/13 - 2/14   Larry's Wicked Nor'Estah  SE MASS

2/5 - 2/26   Pioneer Valley NEMBA Fat Bike February Series  Pioneer Valley

2/13/22   Wicked Nor'Eastah   North Easton

(2022 Date TBD)  Let's Make a Ruckus   Sherborn

1/30 - 2/28 & 2/6  Wompy WinterFest   Hingham

Connecticut

Norbrook Farm Brewery offers miles of groomed trails when conditions allow.

Blackledge Country Club, Hebron grooms trails for Fat Biking whe conditions allow.

Hurd State Park East Hampton.

Cowles Park in E Granby is starting to groom trails.

Nathan Ray School Trails  (E Haddam) Grooms their trails occasionally.

1/31   Grip & Slip Bike Race   Middlefield

 

If you're aware of a Fatbike event or hot spot (cold spot???) not listed here, let us know and we'll keep this list growing.

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