Hunterdon County, NJ is absolutely stunning this time of year. Bicycling offers a unique opportunity to take in the change of season.

Multi use trails become enveloped in a canopy of color. Open landscapes begin to display beautiful foliage. Farms and farm stands offer a bounty of fall harvests.

Hunterdon’s quaint towns all provide wonderful places to stop for rest and refreshment. Who doesn’t love a great cup of coffee, hot chocolate, or warm cider on a brisk fall day? Look for the “Cyclists Welcome” decal at many businesses across the county.

Come along with us and explore a few of our favorite routes for bicycling in Hunterdon County during the beautiful fall months.

Favorite Fall Rides

Columbia Trail – Bike Hunterdon

Trail Rides

If you like to ride on trails, away from cars and distractions, then the family friendly Columbia Trail is for you!

The advantage of riding any of the trails out of High Bridge is that upon return there are many coffee shops, restaurants and an outstanding brewery. With an abundance of free parking and access to port-a-johns, High Bridge covers all of the necessary amenities needed for a great day of cycling.

Nassau Trail

Mountain Biking

If you prefer a little more adventure, then the Nassau Trail or the Flow Trails, both in High Bridge, will give you plenty of fun and challenge.

While in High Bridge, Scout’s Coffee Bar and Mercantile, Highrail Brewing Company, or the Polka Dot Cafe.

Also check out the Frenchtown Preserve. It is a hidden mountain biking treasure for beginners, families and those looking to spend time in the woods.

Following your ride, head into Frenchtown to visit the river town’s quaint shops and restaurants.

Gravel Trail – Teetertown Preserve

Gravel Biking

Gravel riding is having a moment. The sale of gravel bikes and sales of road bikes with disc brakes is becoming a bigger slice of the bicycle market.

One of our favorite Fall gravel rides in the county is Hills and Gravel Combo. This is a perfect short gravel ride that could also be extended for the more advanced riders.

One of the best features of this ride comes after the ride when the bike is packed up and you’re off to find ice cream, lunch, coffee or even some great shopping. There’s lots of bike parking, welcoming businesses and a bicycle shop right in heart of Frenchtown.

Bike Hunterdon

Road Riding

The fall is always beautiful for road riding in Hunterdon County, NJ. And, your rides can take you to some pretty awesome places around the county.

One of our favorite rides starts in Flemington and travels out to Beneduce Vineyards in Pittstown, NJ. The winery is adjacent to Sky Manor Airport. It is a great place to stop to watch the planes coming in and out of the airport. Sky Café offers breakfast, lunch or just a quick snack.

This 25 mile route does not disappoint. Upon your return to Flemington, check out Stangl Road, which features restaurants, coffee shop, ice cream shop, and unique retailers. Saturdays, the Stangl Market features more than 30 artisan vendors offering food, crafts, jewelry, and more.

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