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Scenic safe bike ride route

Salem, Massachusetts
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Scenic safe bike ride route

Heading up there for a reunion and looking to bring my bike. Need a route for a safe and scenic bike ride early on a Sunday morning. Looking for a safe wide shoulder, bonus points for ocean scenery. Any suggestions?

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Antrim, New...
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1. Re: Scenic safe bike ride route

Rte 1A from Osborne Point south to Salisbury is all along the ocean. Shoulder varies. But a beautiful ride.

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2. Re: Scenic safe bike ride route

Depends upon length of bike route. There's not much in the way of wide shoulders up here. Portsmouth drivers tend to be more tolerant of cyclists than most cities. For a beautiful 6 miler, try doing the New Castle loop. Head out New Castle Ave off of South Street and just loop around the Island. Consult a map to stay closer to the water. For a bit longer trip, you can take Rt. 1A along the coast and go as far down as you want. For a much longer and safer trip, you can take the East Coast Greenway up into Maine. Long sections of this route are on paved paths and off road.

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