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Favorite Local Motorcycle Routes: New Hampshire

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New Hampshire offers one treasure after another of scenic motorcycle rides. The state is called the Granite State because of its rocky areas and it is mostly hilly, which is very fun for riders. The highest peak in the northeastern portion of the country lies in New Hampshire and there are over 1,300 lakes and ponds as well as dense woods and even a dozen miles of Atlantic coastline. The views are varied and riders get more than they might think from this smaller state. Here are some of the best routes that lie within New Hampshire.

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Favorite Local Motorcycle Routes: Ohio

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Ohio has a high quality array of popular motorcycle roads, especially within the Southeastern portion of the state. Motorcyclists find paradise in quaint small towns complete with fun hills and twisty roads. Lake Erie is one popular destination with over 260 miles of shoreline roads. The rest of the state offers relaxing rides through classic Midwestern landscapes. Here are some of the favorite routes within The Buckeye State.

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Favorite Local Motorcycle Routes: West Virginia

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West Virginia is known as the Mountain State and there are plenty of routes that traverse the countless mountains in the region. The state holds the Appalachian Mountain range and has a higher average elevation than any other state east of the Mississippi. The mountain scenery is great, but there are also Civil War historical sights, scenic railroads, coal industry museums and plenty of other things to experience. Here are some of the best routes to give you a place to start in exploring West Virginia by motorcycle.

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Favorite Local Motorcycle Routes: Wyoming

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If it’s scenic routes you seek, Wyoming is one of the best states for a motorcyclist to travel. The Cowboy State has plenty of mountain ranges and the High Plains region as well. With national parks and monuments like Devil’s Tower, Fossil Butte National Monument, and Grand Teton National Park, there is no shortage of beauty. There are a lot of fun events as well such as the Cheyenne Frontier Days, which is a 10-day western cultural festival complete with rodeo that has gone on since 1897. Roadside amenities can be sparse so make sure you plan ahead as to where you will eat, gas up and sleep. Here are some of the best routes in the state.

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Favorite Local Motorcycle Routes: South Dakota

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If you travel east of the Missouri River in South Dakota, you will get one type of scenery. Go west and you’ll get another. The eastern portion of the state gives riders low hills and lakes that were created by glaciers. You also see farmlands. In the west, there are deep canyons, rolling plains, and the Badlands as well as the huge Black Hills sites. You can get great motorcycle rides on both sides and Mount Rushmore is a sure stop to make. The striking collection of stone pyramids is even more exuberant on a motorcycle and there are plenty of great routes to explore. Here are just a few.

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Favorite Local Motorcycle Routes: Washington

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Washington is blessed with diverse scenery, much of which is breathtaking. This intriguing state holds the Pacific coast, the Cascade Mountains, the arid rolling hills, the Columbia River basin, and Olympic Peninsula and much more. All of those items make for outstanding motorcycle routes if you know where to find them. Here are some of the best routes to consider in the state of Washington.

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Favorite Local Motorcycle Routes: Utah

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Utah holds three great scenery regions that motorcyclists enjoy, which include The Great Basin, the Rocky Mountain Region, and the Colorado Plateau. The northern portion of the state holds the Rocky Mountains while the Great Basin is in the west along with mountain ranges and rugged terrain. The east and south hold the Colorado Plateau where riders enjoy deep river canyons, mesas and buttes. Some of the regions have sparse amenities, so ride prepared. Here are a few of the favorite routes within the state of Utah. 

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Favorite Local Motorcycle Routes: Vermont

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Vermont is one of the favorite riding states in the northeastern part of the country. It has great scenery, memorable roadside amenities, and unique sights. Some of the key scenic features to include are the Green Mountains and Lake Champlain. If you like to sleep as comfortable as possible, there are bed and breakfasts along the way and plenty of wineries and gift shops for fun and shopping. Visitors are always welcomes with open arms and motorcycle riders find one fun route after another. Here are a few to consider for your next adventure.

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Favorite Local Motorcycle Routes: Virginia

Posted by Tom Schwab

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It is said that Virginia is for lovers and those that love motorcycles will also love Virginia. This state has some of the best motorcycle roads in the country. IT has a rich beauty, plenty of history, and loads of amenities. Motorcyclists find themselves drawn to the Appalachian mountain, but they should not forget the Shenandoah Valley either. There is also 112 miles of Atlantic coastline to explore. The historical attractions are things like Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement and some of the most well known battlefields of the Civil and Revolutionary wars. Here are just a few of the great routes you can enjoy in Virginia.

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Favorite Local Motorcycle Routes: Wisconsin

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If you are looking for a great place for motorcycle rides in the Midwest, Wisconsin is one of the best options. The western portion of the state includes the Mississippi River and the St. Croix River valley as well as other tributaries and streams. There are winding roads in the area to enjoy as well. The Superior Upland region is below the border with Michigan and heavily forested with rolling hills and elevation changes. The Driftless area is a unique section of the state with jagged terrain and cliffs that give you great views on the open roads. Wisconsin may be known for its cheese, but motorcyclists are finding these local routes to be among their favorites.

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