Beverly Commons Beverly, MA
Beverly Commons was relatively unknown to me until meeting few fellow riders at Willowdale one day. These guys told us about some great trails near Gordon College. Not until my friend Chris went to the right spot did we know the gem they told us about.
These trails aren't easy to navigate. There are numerous unmarked trails that seem to go in all directions, getting your bearing will be tough until you get a good loop down or use a provided GPX route.
The first time I rode at Beverly Commons, often called Greenwood, I wondered what all the hype was about for the first 30 minutes. I just couldn't find the good trails. Luckily I didn't give up because on sheer luck, I managed to stumble across some some of the best new trails I have been on in a while.
These trails offer quite a variety for many different skill levels. With numerous natural stunts (i.e. rock rollers, drops, etc) and multiple man-made stunts (i.e. jumps, skinnies, etc) the free-rider in us all will enjoy ourselves. Meanwhile, if you aren't into pushing the limits and just want to pedal, all the stunts have ways built around them. So you can go as big, or small, as you like.
Before heading up to Beverly to rip, be aware little to know signage exists (a did manage to see a few colored markers on trees). Also, be prepared for rocks. You are riding in the Northeast, so that means roots and rocks gardens. Beverly commons has them both, so if you are looking for a smoother ride, I highly recommend you hit up Willowdale instead.
All in all a fun place to ride that I most definitely need to get out and explore more!
Park at the end of Greenwood Ave or on Stone Ridge Rd. coordinates: [42.568635, -70.822068]. Watch the signs and the fire hydrants when parking. Also, take care as to not block the gate at the end of Greenwood Ave.
Sunset: 04:10 pm