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 Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park, Jacksonville, Florida USA
Jacksonville has hot humid summers with light thunderstorms during the afternoon hours and mild freezes during winter. The overall temperature varies from 18 to 33°C (64 to 92°F) all year round.
Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park is a city park, located in Mayport and is a pleasant surprise for the visitors as it is an interesting ecosystem, right next to the shoreline of the Atlantic Ocean. Home to a wide variety of outdoor activities, the park attracts many nature enthusiasts, looking for a bit of an adventure close to the heart of the noisy city.
The park provides with a network of mountain bike single track trails that are nearly 15 mi/24 km long, about one and a half hour biking. The park area is mainly flat with a variety of clay and sandy terrain, offering some technical areas and a lot of switch backs. One of the things that make the park’s trails unique is that riders have to travel for about a mile on the beach, before entering the dense marsh forest.
The mountain bike trails are very well marked and suitable for beginner and advanced riders. You can find maps of the tracks at the entrance of the park. Take water with you, wear a helmet and be careful of the large tree roots.