Friday, November 2, 2018

10 Amazing Bike Trails In The United States: All Overlooking Water, Of Course...

Whether you are a tourist or resident, everyone loves a beautiful bike ride. Riding is great for exercise and recreation... it awakens your senses in the perfect way. Bike trails are dedicated for this purpose and they help to avoid traffic and injuries so you can just enjoy the ride. Whether your riding alone or with your family or friends, here are some of our favorite trails with spectacular views. Each one is unique, and incredible, in its own way.

Manhattan Waterfront Greenway. This 32-mile route will take you all around Manhattan. Highlights include the GW Bridge, the Palisades, and the Brooklyn Bridge. This amazing ride is a protected bike lane so it's perfect.

Lakefront Trail, Chicago. Chicago's skyline, neighborhoods, and parks are all on display to cyclists on this 18-mile lakefront path. You will easily be able to visit the Lincoln Park Zoo, Millennium Park, Grant Park, the Loop, and Hyde Park.

Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail. This 76-mile trail over the famed Overseas Highway is unbelievable. And a 106-mile path will eventually link Key Largo to Key West! There's so much to see, as you can only imagine with that much mileage.

Marvin Braude Bike Trail, Los Angeles. The Strand, as it is generally known, connects Will Rogers State Beach with Torrance Beach, and offers a whole lot in between. Santa Monica, Venice Beach, Marina del Rey, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, and Hermosa Beach are just a few of the fun towns you can make stops in on the way. This 22-mile path offers dramatic scenery changes, as only California can, as you bike entirely on the coastline.

East Bay Bike Path, Providence, Rhode Island. This 14-mile bike path connects eight individual parks on its route from Providence to Bristol. It was built on an abandoned rail line and offers cyclists views of the Providence River as you can easily escape the city and enjoy the sounds, sights, and smells through coves and marshes.

The Embarcadero and Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco. Prepare to be wowed in every way while riding on this show-stopping trail that offers mindblowing views of the San Francisco Bay while riding over the Golden Gate Bridge. It doesn't get any better than this folks. This 8-mile trail is a real stunner and not to be missed!

Gitchi-Gami State Trail, Two Harbors, Minnesota. This trail offers the best way to experience the grandeur of Lake Superior and its shoreline. There are actually several paths that offer 29 miles in multiple segments (the longest being 15 miles) and it will eventually all connect to offer 88 miles of paved paths that will connect Two Harbors with Grand Marais. There's lots of animal and bird life as this wonderful trails passes through forest.

Tony Knowles, Anchorage, Alaska. For those of you that are lucky enough to be able to ride this 11-mile trail, it starts in Anchorage, goes through a forest, and ends of in the Gulf of Alaska. The beauty is surreal. And you might even bump into a moose, wolf, beluga whale, or eagle along the way.

Island Line Trail, Burlington, Vermont. This 14-mile trail is a converted rail line that connects shoreline parks. With stunning views of the Adirondack Mountains and Lake Champlain, there are parts where you are surrounded by water as you cross an elevated causeway 20 feet above the lake's surface and it's amazing. There's even a bike ferry, bridging a 200-foot gap in the causeway, for a little more excitement!

Ruth Bascom Trail, Eugene, Oregon. This 12-mile paved path bike trail along the Williamette River offers anything a cyclist could ever want. The route is part of a larger riverbank trail system and runs on both sides of the river with easy access to parks, the University of Oregon, and some of the city's famed breweries. A joy ride indeed.


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