Inn to Inn Lakes Region Bike Tour Developed by Tourism Group (363)

LACONIA —  ­ The Lakes Region Tourism Association (LRTA) announces the development of a new Inn to Inn Bike Tour throughout the Lakes Region, Central New Hampshire and the Lake Sunapee Region that offers opportunities to bike a variety of routes along the Northern Rail Trail in New Hampshire.
Amy Landers, executive director of the LRTA has been working with several innkeepers ave been key players in the development of several bike routes that bring bicyclists from inn to inn while also offering dinner, shuttle service, bike rental and the most scenic beauty throughout the state to their inclusive trip.
The completion of the Northern Rail Trail, a 56 mile long, 13 feet wide outdoor trail has been instrumental for such outdoor recreational opportunities. Pecco Beaufays of the Highland Lake Inn in Andover says, "This new venue for bicyclists connecting the villages and their inns will be a pleasant and safe ride without the hazards of a busy road." This new trail also allows bicyclists a unique and intimate manner to become acquainted with the area's natural beauty. "Combining the bicycling experience with the opportunity to enjoy some of the finest Inns in New England is to offer visitors an incomparable experience," says Dennis Swords, innkeeper at the Follansbee Inn in North Sutton.
"We are thrilled to have such a wonderful package for visitors to take advantage of here in the Lakes Region," states Landers. "It is not only wonderful to have a package so inclusive for bikers and visitors but also to see our properties partnering together to enhance a visitor's experience. We have inns, bike rental companies, shuttle services, restaurants and country stores all partnering to offer our visitors a new product, while having an economic impact on the area," Landers continues. 
The Northern Rail Trail website provides information for visitors and bicyclists to safely enjoy the Inn to Inn Tour with lots of scenic beauty, great food and history. Myra and Alex Bernhard, who were instrumental in the completion of the Northern Rail Trail, believe it is so helpful to be able to go to just one website and make all the arrangements for several days of biking all in one place at