Saturday, October 16, 2010

Halloween Graveyard Trails

Halloween is almost here. It's my favorite time of the year:

  • The fall colors are beautiful.
  • The smell of autumn permeates the air.
  • People have their halloween decorations adorning their houses providing a festive atmosphere.
  • The fall harvest provides us with fresh pumpkins, apples, squash, etc.
  • The temperatures are perfect for outdoor activities such as biking, hiking and horseback riding.
  • We have an excuse to buy lots of candy. (Of course it's only for the trick-or-treaters.)
Well for you trail lovers, you have two more themed rides, also:
  • Fall foliage rides are gorgeous in nearly every state.
  • Halloween themed rides are less well-known, but growing in popularity.
What is a "Halloween themed ride?" 

First & foremost, it involves graveyards. Spooky cemeteries abound, but New England trails and other Northeastern United States trails have the best haunts.

My favorite spooky graveyard trail is the Ashuelot Rail Trail in Keene, New Hampshire. Located in Cheshire County New Hampshire, this trail drips of scary cemeteries, abandoned factories, and other spooky backdrops.

Even if you're not into the whole halloween bike ride thing, you'll love the autumn leaf colors and the peaceful serenity of this premier rail-trail. I have included some pictures of the trail for your viewing pleasure.

I would appreciate hearing from any of you who can suggest other good Halloween or fall foliage trails. Feel free to send them via the comments below or by contacting me directly using the link on this page or the contact form on the trailsnet website.


1 comment:

tagirl said...

There's a really old little cemetery just off the C & O Canal trail, but I can't remember exactly where it is.