Free Camping, Beer and Biking in the Northeast

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The open road, the adventurous trails, a freshly brewed beer, handcrafted pizza, conversations and laughter under the stars. This is what we live for, camping, beer, and biking.

NORTHEAST HARVEST HOSTS BREWERY CAMPING, BEER & BIKING GUIDE

This Northeast Harvest Hosts Brewery Camping, Beer and Biking Guide is one of several regional guides giving you instant access to mountain biking trails that match up with free camping at breweries nationwide.

In this guide for each specific area you will find:

  • Harvest Hosts (HH) Brewery
  • Mountain Biking Trails near the HH Brewery
  • Additional Breweries in the Surrounding Area

This is what I live for
Baby, you’re my open road
You can take me anywhere the wind blows
Right into the great unknown
We can throw our hands up out the window
This is what we live for

American Authors – What We Live For

MTB Project reports that the U.S. has over 144,000 miles of trails on over 44,000 trails. Combine those stats with over 7400 craft breweries and over 100 of those breweries offering FREE camping through a Harvest Hosts membership? Dude, your beer and biking vacation just became a complete no-brainer.

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A flight of unique beers at Urban Farm Fermentory in Portland, ME

What is this Harvest Hosts thing?

Harvest Hosts is a membership for RVers (or van-lifers) that provides FREE RV camping at over 1600 wineries, breweries, distilleries, farms, museums, and other unique locations. You don’t have to be full-timers to use Harvest Hosts; you simply need to be self-contained in your RV (or van or truck camper), meaning you don’t require or expect the host site to provide you with any RV necessities like water, power or sewage. 

We’ve used Harvest Hosts at numerous different locations. It is one of our favorite traveling memberships. Breweries are, of course our favorites, but we’ve used our membership at orchards, vineyards, museums, alpaca farms, and a variety of other places.

Why Harvest Hosts?

Why not? OK, so yeah, we do get affiliate income from Harvest Hosts if you sign up through our link. You get a benefit from this, as well. If you use our Harvest Hosts link, you get 15% OFF the regular price, bringing the membership down to less than $70 a year. But seriously, I’d still be writing this guide for you even if we didn’t get that tiny reward.

Why? Because we want to make your craft beer and biking vacation as easy as possible.

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We’ll do the research; you do the riding and drinking.

Picture this. The RV is packed. The beer fridge is full. The mountain bikes are tuned and raring to go. You’re ready for an adventure. But that RV needs to find a place to camp. The beer fridge will be empty sooner than you think and those bikes are itching to get some mud on them…NOW!

Ken MTB New Hampshire White Mountains
Ken riding the trails in the White Mountains in NH

If you have been anything like us, you know it takes time to plan. We pull out both our smartphones ladened with all the top notch apps dedicated to beer, biking, and camping. Two hours later, research done, we are ready to go. Two hours? That’s time that could’ve been spent on the trail leading into time drinking that well earned beer.

Camping, Breweries, Trails: all in one place

So, we have done the work for you by putting together a listing of all the trails that match up with local craft breweries that match up with free camping (Harvest Host breweries) – all separated by regions of the country. Did you know we also have a Craft Beer Travel and Adventure Journal matched up by regions of the country, as well? What a beautiful way to track your beer and biking adventures. Click here to check out the Journal.

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We did all the work, so all you have to do is:

  • Become a Harvest Host member.
  • Choose your location. (We’ve done the research for you.)
  • Pack your RV.
  • Latch those bikes onto something.
  • Don’t forget your helmet.
  • Call your Harvest Hosts brewery to reserve your spot.
  • Crank the tunes and hit the open road.

We sought out the Harvest Hosts craft brewery locations that have mountain biking and craft breweries within a 50 mile radius (give or take a few miles). All you have to do now is call your Harvest Hosts ahead of time, show up, drink beer, stay overnight, go for a bike ride, maybe drink more beer, and move onto the next Harvest Hosts site, and repeat.

Now that’s a beer and biking vacation.


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Harvest Hosts Brewery Camping,
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MAINE

Harvest Hosts Brewery near Boothbay, ME

Boothbay Craft Brewery

Located about 50 miles east of Portland, this quaint seaside town brewery will make you feel so much at home, that you’ll never want to leave. With homegrown timbers hand constructed to create a beautiful tavern and patio space, along with handcrafted beers and pizza, do you really need lobster?

Mountain Biking Near Boothbay, ME

  • Bath North Trail Network
  • Bath South Trails
  • Whiskeag Trails
  • Lilly Pond Community Forest
Click the map for detailed locations, trailheads, route building, and more.

More Breweries Near Boothbay, ME

  • Footbridge Brewery
  • Sasanoa Brewing
  • Bath Brewing Co
  • Oxbow Brewing Co
  • Baxter Brewing Co
  • Monhegan Brewing Co
  • And Portland, is just over 50 miles away, with a Harvest Hosts Brewery in Portland.
Click the map for detailed information on nearby breweries.

Harvest Hosts Brewery in Portland, ME

Urban Farm Fermentory

Located in Portland, Urban Farm Fermentory is a fermented beverage producer and community engagement hub. They craft authentic kombucha, cider, beer, gruits, mead and jun using local and foraged ingredients, when available. This unique brewery is the perfect place to start your Portland beer and biking tour.

Mountain Biking in and Near Portland, ME

  • Riverton Trolley Park
  • Downtown Portland
  • Baxter Woods
  • Virginia Woods and Landfill Area
  • Cross Hills Area
  • South Portland
  • Stonegate
  • And so much more
Click the map for detailed locations, trailheads, route building, and more.

More Breweries in and Near Portland, ME

  • Austin Street Brewery
  • Nonesuch River Brewing
  • Shipyard Brewing Company
  • Island Dog Brewing
  • Good Fire Brewing Company
  • Oxbow Blending and Bottling
  • And so many more – check out the map below
Click the map for detailed information on nearby breweries.

Want more information on Maine? We’ve got you covered with three Maine Chronicles from touring Portland to RVing through Maine all the way to the easternmost town in the US.

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New Hampshire

Harvest Hosts Brewery in Central NH

Twin Barns Brewing Company

Centrally located in Meredith, New Hampshire, Twin Barns Brewing was born out of a passion for beer and a good life. Just a short distance away from the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee, you can sit back and enjoy handcrafted brews in their 1850s antique barn.

Mountain Biking in Central NH

  • Ramblin Vewe Farm
  • Ahern State Park
  • Gyroscope Trails
  • Fox Park Trails
  • And more!
Click the map for locations, trailheads, route building and more.

More Breweries Near Central NH

  • Dam Brewhouse
  • Hobbs Tavern and Brewing Co
  • Lone Wolfe Brewing Co
  • Woodman’s Brewery
  • Kettlehead Brewing Co
  • Vulgar Brewing Co
  • And more – check out the map below.
Click the map for detailed information on nearby breweries.

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MASSACHUSETTS

Harvest Hosts Brewery Near Cape Cod, MA

Cape Cod Beer

Located on popular Cape Cod, Cape Cod Beer is all about the beer. Built on customer service, quality, community and conservation, you’ll love the beer, yes, but you might just find yourself there for the community even more.

Mountain Biking Near Cape Cod, MA

  • West Barnstable Conservation Area
  • Old Jail Lane
  • Higgins Crowell
  • Mashpee River Woodlands
  • Maple Swamp Conservation Area
  • And so much more – see map below
Click the map for detailed locations, trailheads, route building and more.

More Breweries Near Cape Cod, MA

  • Provincetown Brewing Co
  • Bad Martha Farmer’s Brewery
  • Mayflower Brewing Co
  • Buzzards Bay Brewing
  • and many more nearby and in Boston
Click the map for detailed information on nearby breweries.

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CONNECTICUT

Harvest Hosts Brewery in Northwest CT

Norbrook Farm Brewery

Located in Colebrook, Connecticut, this Harvest Hosts brewery has everything you need on property, including mountain biking trails! So come to mountain bike, to hike, to play disc golf, or just to drink beer, but whatever your reasons, this sounds like the place to be. Choose from their warm copper bar, a cozy nook, a family-style table, the sunroom with views of mountains, fields, the hopyard, the sheep, and the famous wind turbine, or get some fresh air out on the patio by the fire pit or sit on the Moo Cowch.

Mountain Biking in Northwest CT

  • Norbrook Farm Brewery and Trail Network
Click the map for detailed locations, trailheads, route building and more.

More Breweries in Northwest CT

  • Great Falls Brewing Co
  • Big Elm Brewing
  • Svendale Brewing
  • Little Red Barn Brewers
  • Brewery Legitimus
  • The Brewery at Maple View Farm
Click the map for detailed information on nearby breweries.

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We’re not done yet. 

Check out our other Harvest Hosts Brewery Camping, Beer, and Biking Camping Guides:

Stay tuned for more detailed Harvest Hosts brewery and biking locations coming soon.

Feeling adventurous? There are over 1600 Harvest Hosts locations (including an additional golf course membership), and once you become a member, you’ll have access to all those places. Many mountain biking regions that are close to Harvest Hosts breweries are also close to Harvest Hosts wineries, distilleries, farms, and more. So while you can only stay one night per location, there might be another location just down the road. Keep that mountain biking adventure going as long as you can.

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We do our best to provide you with the most up to date facts; however, we are not perfect, so if you come across something that is not quite right, or you think we should add more, let us know. We appreciate all the help we can get. 


Cheers!

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