Houghton is located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and is considered to be one of the “100 Best Small Towns in America”. The city’s culture and cuisine were influenced by the European immigrants, who reached the area to work in the copper mines. Houghton, due to its location, offers to visitors many recreational moments and a grand variety of sports including hockey, snowmobiling, hiking, mountain biking and climbing.
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Mountain Biking in Deschutes River Trail, Bend, Oregon USA
It is therefore very crowded in summer months. If you want to enjoy your ride in solitude, best time to visit is spring and fall, when there isn’t too much crowd and dust.
It is a 17 mi/27.4 km long trail and mountain bikers often use the Meadow Picnic Area as a starting point, but you can use other points to start your course. There aren’t many technical sections and the small elevation makes it an attractive trail for most of the riders. The most difficult sections of this single-track are some rocky parts, but in general it is a smooth trail and rather wide one.
This place is notorious, not only for the bike trail itself, but for the unique beauty of the landscape, the admiral waterfalls, the lava landforms and the breathtaking mountain view. Located very close to Bend, one can find a variety of accommodation and restaurants, though there are campgrounds at the river for the ones wishing to spend the night close to nature.