Adventure opportunities abound in the Great North Woods, and if you’re looking to explore, there’s no better launching pad than Bear Rock. Not only do we have the best northeast snowmobiles & ATV rentals (always the newest from Polaris), but we also have the most convenient trail access in all of Pittsburg, NH lodging.
To make it easy as you look ahead to planning Spring Break or other year-round adventures, we compiled some of our best local tips, trails and spots to get you started. Follow our insider favorites for food, drinks, riding and more, and you’ll never be a stranger in our neck of the Great North Woods.
Breakfast: The Full Send Bar and Grill is the choice spot for rib-sticking breakfasts that will keep you powered throughout the day. Before you jump on your side-by-side rental at Bear Rock, tuck into a Lumber Jack Benny with maple sausage or take your taste buds on a trip with the Pacific Coast Benny—it’s got guac!
Lunch: The Buck Rub Pub is Pittsburg’s unofficial year-round spot to dine, and not just because it’s centrally located. Why else? Food! Spiced maple wings, piled-high nachos and perfect pizzas keep this cozy gathering place packed with locals, adventurers and more.
Dinner: There’s only one location in the world that’s home to the Woodsman Steak and Mill Cove Pie: Rainbow Grille & Tavern. Voted “Best of New Hampshire,” it’s a can’t-miss spot. Pro-tip: Try to score a table next to the massive fireplace.
Super Casual: The aforementioned Buck Rub Pub is our favorite post-adventure spot for rounds of drinks while you catch up with friends old and new— you’ll never be a stranger up here!
Super New: Just opened in February of 2023, 1840 pairs specialty cocktails and draft pours with Neapolitan-style pizza that is so, so delicious. It’s a great spot to cap off a day of ATV rides in New Hampshire (at least, in our corner of it!).
Super Crafty: Coös Brewing Co. offers hand-crafted hoppy IPAs and farmhouse ales like Dooryard NEIP (New England-style IPA) and Passion Puckerbrush, as well as Berliner Wiess which offers pallets a tart kick. Make sure to check their schedule before going!
Diamond Ridge: Enjoy sweeping views of the Connecticut Lakes from this incredible trail.
Dixville Peak: The towering windmills atop this peak give a strangely beautiful twist to an otherwise all-natural ride.
Shatney Mountain: Overlooking Pittsburg Town Farm, riders on this trail enjoy incredible views that extend into Canada. Whether you’re on a Polaris 2-seater or 4-seater or snowmobile, you’re bound to leave awestruck.
Easy: Take a more leisurely hike at Garfield Falls. Ride your sled to the base of this trail, located off of Rt. 112 in Pittsburg, and enjoy solitude and a pleasant stroll through nature.
Challenging: Higher in intensity, Table Rock has arguably the most majestic views of any hiking area, boasting beautiful vistas of Dixville Notch State Park. This time of year, make sure to bring crampons or snowshoes!
Summit: You can’t have an adventure at Bear Rock without summiting Bear Rock Mountain, our very own amazing view located in Colebrook, NH. Pro-tip: For a quick up-and-down, ride straight to the top or take a quick hike up the face.
Outdoor Adventure Store: Bear Rock’s very own onsite outfitters store, features the largest selection of snow gear, including gloves, goggles and balaclavas in the North Country. For women, don’t miss après ride clothing from brands like Kari Traa, Indyeva and Skhoop.
Great North Woods Gallery: Take home a forever memory with local photography by Ray Lacasse. Ray’s stunning images feature local landscapes and wildlife.
North of the 45th Apparel Company: Shop this unique apparel shop, which features wearables designed for those who enjoy life North of the 45th Parallel.
Bear Rock Lodge Base Camp: Looking for a luxury rental in the heart of it all? Look no further than Bear Rock Lodge Base Camp, our newly renovated three-bedroom, two-bath rustic luxury rental situated right on the trail. With top-notch amenities, trail access and proximity to the always-fun Back Rub Pub, this lodge will be your new favorite place to stay any time of the year.
Now that we’ve mapped out the perfect spots to hit next time you’re planning a fun northeast snowmobile or ATV rentals trip, there’s only one thing left to do. Head over to our booking page and find the perfect dates for Spring Break or plan ahead, we book up quickly!
Book now and see you later!