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 Favorite Rides on the North Shore of MA? 
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Post Favorite Rides on the North Shore of MA?
Local folk,

New to the area. Looking for good combination of x-country and downhill in the North Shore area of Massachusetts. Live in Gloucester. I hit Willowdale earlier today and it was enjoyable. Any other favorite rides?

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Wed Jul 25, 2012 4:53 pm
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Lynn Woods


Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:57 pm
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I 2nd Lynn Woods


Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:36 am
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If you don't mind heading inland a little bit to Andover. Harold Parker is a good time.

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Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:50 am
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your in the meca. the greenbelt is at your doorstep.

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Even Dogtown is fun if you know where you are going. There was some great riding over by the swamp. No downhill but fun tech.

Haven't been there in years but the local PD made NO effort to stop car breakins if you parked by the gun club. It was ridiculous how many cars had broken windows. The kids would steal a half filled slushie and a few pennies. I used to leave my windows down and doors unlocked if I parked there.

There is much more traffic at the other entrance and have never heard of a problem there.


Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:35 am
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Post Re: Favorite Rides on the North Shore of MA?
Thanks everyone for the heads up. We hit Lynn the other day and loved it! Seems like there are many trails that I might never find without a guide. Some of the downhill/rock combos are just enough to get the adrenaline going and remind me why I love this sport. We have yet to do dogtown but we also happened on Willowdale and enjoyed it, although not many downhill moments and pretty simple. Thanks everyone!


Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:36 pm
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Glad to hear you enjoyed Lynn and I second the Dogtown recommendation.


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