Besides the serene hiking trails at Borderland State Park, New England Mountain
Bike Association has built a wonderfully challenging mountain bike loop labeled the
"NEMBA Loop." This trail is not for the faint of heart. After speaking with a few
NEMBA members, few have ridden the whole trail successfully. Expect to get off
your bike several times to inspect how to ride the tricky lines on this trail.
Don't expect a lot of elevation change. Instead expect many huge slabs of slick
rock and some of the most technical, sketchy rock gardens around. Also expect a
few drop offs as well as steep step ups onto boulders. This is not for the novice
rider and it will challenge even the most experienced riders.
If you are looking for less streneous riding, stick to the fire roads that wind
through the park. Most other trails at Borderland are open to bikes, unless
otherwise noted. The other trails are not easy by any means; most are littered
with rock gardens. Overall, expect to push yourself at Borderland, no matter how
experienced you are.
Take Rte. 128 south to Rte. 95 south (towards Providence). Take exit 10 (Sharon,
Walpole and Coney Street). Take a left at the end of the ramp and follow this road,
two or three miles to the traffic lights in Sharon Center. Go straight thru this
intersection and immediately bear right onto Pond St. Follow Pond St. for 1-1/2
miles until you come to a traffic rotary. Go half way around the rotary and
continue onto Massapoag Ave. for three miles to the park entrance, on your left.