Bicycling New Hampshire's Seacoast

Linda Chestney

The shoreline of New Hampshire may be short—eighteen miles of ocean from Portsmouth to Seabrook—but it’s long on scenery, history, and has some of the best bicycling in the state! With more than 28 guided rides exploring New Hampshire’s Seacoast, this book is an indispensable resource for riders of all skill levels who are eager to take advantage of everything the area has to offer. So grab your copy, climb on your bike, and take in expansive views of the Atlantic Ocean and sun on sandy beaches, or visit one of the Seacoast’s many historic properties and scenic byways. Head farther inland to areas that may be lesser known, but are equally beautiful for cycling—such as peaceful, rolling Kensington; quaint Barrington; or the serene environment of Newmarket’s Great Bay. Choose one of the rides that skirt into Maine and visit Nubble Lighthouse, or ride south into Massachusetts along the Merrimac River. Whether you pedal through an inland village or oceanfront town, you’ll find the Seacoast region offers a perfect opportunity to enjoy New Hampshire at its best.

Paper: $17.95
ISBN-13: 9781584658719
Pages: 160 | Size: 5.5 in. x 8.5 in.
Date Published: April 14, 2010

“Newcomers get a taste of what NH has to offer, residents get to explore the beauty in their own backyards.”

Jonah Fernald


  • After more than a quarter of a million miles-most of it in the Northeast-I can tell you that the area surrounding New Hampshire’s Seacoast has some of the best cycling anywhere. Let Linda Chestney guide you down some of our favorite roads and take the guessing out of where to go. Her historic references and points of interest add to a guaranteed good ride.

    John Gromek
    owner Exeter Cycles Bike Shop
  • Bicycling New Hampshire’s Seacoast gives newcomers a taste of what New Hampshire has to offer while residents get a chance to explore the beauty in their own backyards.

    Jonah Fernald
    co-owner Portsmouth Rent & Ride
  • Another must have bicycling-in-New Hampshire guide from Linda Chestney! Guides offer crisp and clear ride directions.

    Granet Sports Magazine

About the Author

Linda Chestney

Linda Chestney is also the author of Bicycling Southern New Hampshire and Mountain Biking New Hampshire’s State Parks and Forests.

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