Free or Die
White Mountains, New Hampshire
July 10-14, 2023
The words "Live Free or Die," written by General John Stark on July 31, 1809, are the official motto of the state of New Hampshire!
Ride the scenic White Mountains with your fellow MTFers and enjoy a 3 days of friendship, great riding and of course food! Gorham NH is the gateway to the northern White Mountains and is within easy reach of the best riding in Western Maine, northern Vermont, and southern Quebec.
The region boasts numerous scenic mountain views and lakes. There is good riding in all directions with a nice mix of exciting twisties and scenic sweepers. Join us in the fun of riding great country roads along with fellowship and evening dining with good friends.
Our thanks to Ed Conde and the New England Riders group for graciously researching and posting the GPS files for the roads you are about to enjoy!
SafetyIn addition to requiring the use of a DOT approved helmet on all MTF rides, the MTF Flower Sniff'n Committee strongly encourages the use of Motorcycle specific protective clothing and footwear while participating in any Flower Sniff'n event. All-the-gear-All-the-time (ATGATT) reduces the severity of injuries in an accident and we want every participant in our events to be as safe as possible.
Also the MTF Flower Sniff'n Committee strongly encourages each participant in our events to self assess their riding style, interests, need for breaks and riding skill level and to keep that assessment in mind when choosing a riding partner or small group (2-4 riders) to ride with at our events. Sharing the road with someone of similar interests and riding style not only makes the ride more enjoyable for you, but safer for everyone.
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Gorham, NH 03581
Phone: (603) 466-1006
|All routes courtesy of the New England Riders!
Some routes are broken into legs due to the number of stops and route shaping points involved.
|Best of White Mountains
Distance: 143 miles
Duration: 4h 46m
Includes 40 minutes for scenic stops. Lunch takes place at the end of Leg1.
Distance: 72 miles
Duration: 1h 49m, not including stops
This leg begins after lunch and returns to the hotel.
|Leg1 photo opportunities include Reflection Pond; Evans
Notch; Cathedral Lodge; the Bear Notch Overlooks; Sabbaday
Falls; Sugar Hill Scenic Overlook; Wanqan Scenic Overlook;
Pemi Scenic Overlook; Hancock Scenic Overlook; Beaver Pond;
Sunset Hill; and lunch at Polly's Pancake Parlor.
Leg2 photo opportunities include Echo Lake Beach; Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway; Coq Railway; Mount Washington Hotel; Saco Lake; Silver Cascade; Crawford Notch; Pinkham Notch; Mount Washington Auto Road; and arrival back at the hotel. This ride goes into Maine.
|Gorham - Concord Run
Distance: 133 miles
Duration: 4h 28m
Includes 30 minutes for scenic stops. Lunch takes place at the end of Leg1.
Distance: 130 miles
Duration: 5h 46m
This leg begins after lunch and includes 1 hour and 50 minutes for scenic stops and breaks before returning to the hotel.
|Leg1 photo opportunities include Pinkham Notch View;
Little Squam Lake; Weirs Beach; Gilmanton View; and lunch at
Newick's Lobster House.
Leg2 photo opportunities include Little Squam Lake; Black Mtn Burger Company; Hancock Scenic Overlook; Pemi Scenic Overlook; Wanqan Scenic Overlook; Sugar Hill Scenic Overlook; Sabbaday Falls; Bear Notch Overlooks; Pinkham Notch View; and arrival back at the hotel.
Distance: 272 miles
Duration: 8h 24m
Includes 90 minutes for scenic stops.
|Photo opportunities include Dixville Notch; Balsams Hotel;
Beaver Brook Falls; Astro Lab; Mont Meganic Observatoire;
Chain of Ponds; Flagstaff Lake; Rangely Lake; and arrival
back at the hotel. There is no designated lunch stop on this
route. This ride goes into Canada and Maine.
Canada crossing PASSPORT REQUIRED!
|Northeast Kingdom Ride
Distance: 231 miles
Duration: 8h 54m
Includes 2h 40m for scenic stops and a lunch break
|Photo opportunities include Willoughby Waterfall; Burke Mountain Vista; lunch at either Cafe Sweet Basil or the Miss Lyndonville Diner; the Mount Washington Hotel; Saco Lake; Silver Cascade; Crawford Notch View; and arrival back at the hotel. About half of this ride is in Vermont and goes right up to, but does not cross, the Canadian border.|
|Northern NH Ride
Distance: 205 miles
Duration: 7h 38m
Includes 2h 5m for scenic stops and a lunch break
|Photo opportunities include Dixville Notch; Balsams Hotel
View; Beaver Brook Falls; lunch at The Copper Pig Brewery;
Mount Washington Hotel; Saco Lake; Silver Cascade; Crawford
Notch View; Pinkham Notch; Mt. Washington Auto Road; and
arrival back at the hotel. This ride goes into Vermont.
|Rangeley Lakes Long Ride
Distance: 266 miles
Duration: 9h 10m
Includes 2h 40m for scenic stops and a lunch break
|Photo opportunities include Carrabassett Corner;
Carrabassett River View; lunch at Park Side Main Food &
Spirits; Rangely Lake; Height of Land; Beaver Pond; Grafton
Notch; Moose Cave Trailhead; Mother Walker Falls; Screw
Auger Falls; Puzzle Mountain Bakery; Reflection Pond; and
arrival back at the hotel. This ride goes into Maine.
|Rangeley Lakes Short Ride
Distance: 188 miles
Duration: 7h 5m
Includes 2h 35m for scenic stops and a lunch break
|Photo opportunities include Rangely Lake; Beaver Pond;
Coos Cavern; Grafton Notch; Moose Cave Trailhead; Mother
Walker Falls; Screw Auger Falls; Puzzle Mountain Bakery;
lunch at Smokin' Good BBQ; Reflection Pond; and arrival back
at the hotel. This ride goes into Maine.
|Sebago Lakes Ride
Distance: 241 miles
Duration: 8h 49m
Includes 2h 10m for scenic stops and a lunch break
|Photo opportunities include Reflection Pond; Hacker's
Hill; Sonqo Lock; lunch at Bay Haven Lobster Pound; Limerick
Overlook; Eaton Village Store; Lower Falls; Rocky Gorge;
Bear Notch; Pinkham Notch; and arrival back at the hotel.
This ride goes into Maine.
|Southern Loop Ride
Distance: 230 miles
Duration: 9h 53m
Includes 2h 55m for scenic stops and a lunch break
|Photo opportunities include Mt. Washington Summit; Pinkham
Notch; Eaton Village Store; lunch at Hart's Turkey Farm
Restaurant; Shawnee's General Store; Cascade Coffee House;
Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway; Franconia Notch; and arrival
back at the hotel.
|Additional POIs (Points of Interest)||There's so much to see in the White Mountains that we
can't hope to cover it all. For more information about the
There are 131 POIs in the GPS files, not all are used on the routes. For example::
Albany Covered Bridge; Burke Summit; Cabin Fever Restaurant; Church Hilltop View; Jarhead Memorial; Mont-Saint-Joseph; Presbytères-Eglises Catholiques - Fabrique Notre-Dame des Bois; Quill Hill; Shrine of Our Lady of Grace; and Wallace Pond (Canada). Some of these may be worth a look!
|ZIP file containing all All Routes &
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