The Northeast Backcountry Discovery Route is a rugged 1,400 mile route from Hancock, NY to the Canadian border in Maine, traveling through New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. The adventure bike route combines a mix of pavement, dirt and rocky trails.
For riders looking to gather intel on the route the highlights videos from the Backcountry Discovery Routes organization are a good place to start. Each short video hits a few section highlights, giving riders a taste for what that section includes.
For riders looking for Vermont NEBDR information, should see our Vermont Dual-Sport and Adventure Riding page and the Vermont Dual-Sport resource page where you'll find information and links that will be useful.
The Gazetteers for Vermont/New Hampshire, New York and Maine are a great tool for exploring the Northeast BDR.
Northeast Backcountry Discovery Route Film Trailer
NEBDR Section 1 - Hancock NY into the Catskills
NEBDR Section 2 - Andes, NY to Copake Falls, NY
NEBDR Section 3 - Copake Falls, NY to Readsboro, VT
NEBDR Section 4 - Reasdsboro VT to Barnard VT
NEBDR Section 5 - Barnard, VT to Woodsville, NH
NEBDR Section 6 - Woodsville, NH to Gorham, NH
NEBDR Section 7 - Gorham, NH to Oquossoc, ME
Bonus - Scouting the NEBDR with MotoVermont
This video was shot May 2nd, 2019 during a scouting mission with Eric Milano from MotoVermont. Clips were mainly shot on the eastern section of the Vermont route, starting in Lincoln, VT.