Scenic Route 30
Route 30 follows the scenic West River on an easy 20-mile ride. DIRECTIONS: Main Street, Brattleboro North to Rt. 30. After you pass the Brattleboro Retreat on the right there is a place to park. Turn back at Depot Rd. to return along the same route.
Scenic Route 5
A moderate ride of 20-25 miles through the hills and farmlands of southern Vermont. The Rt. 30 option includes passing through the longest working single-span covered bridge in Vermont. DIRECTIONS: Ride on Rt. 5 north to Putney, return the same way or turn right on School House Rd. (steep hill) in Dummerston and then left on Rt. 30 back to Brattleboro.
Scenic Route 119
This difficult 25-mile ride includes a significant climb and spectacular views. DIRECTIONS: Ride on Rt. 119 to Hinsdale, N.H., turn left onto Rt. 63 in Hinsdale village. Continue on Rt. 63, bear left at Rt. 9 and left on Rt. 5 to bring you back to Brattleboro.
A moderate, 35-mile ride through the Connecticut River Valley. DIRECTIONS: South on Rt. 142 (WARNING: Walk bikes over RR tracks at 1-mile point) until the intersection with Rt. 10 in Bernardston, Mass. Turn left and follow Rt. 10 East. At end of road, turn left onto Rts. 10/63 North toward Northfield. Go through town, bearing left onto 63 North toward Hinsdale. At intersection, turn left onto 119 West toward Brattleboro.
LEVEL: Steep TIME/DISTANCE: 10 miles. Ride on Rt. 9 west, turn left on Greenleaf St. at the 7-Eleven. Bear right onto Abbott Rd. and continue to the intersection of Ames Hill. Turn left at Moore’s Apple Orchard. Turn left at the next road and bear left again just before the house. The road turns into a trail that will connect to Melchen Rd. then bear left on the pavement back to West Brattleboro.
LEVEL: Varied. Ride on Rt. 9 west, and turn left onto Greenleaf St. at 7-Eleven. Follow paved road 5.5 miles until the pavement ends. Follow paved road (Hinesburg Road) turning left at Green River Road toward covered bridge and waterfall, make a 14-mile loop by returning on Green River Road. At intersection turn left onto Hinesburg Rd. Go left again across the bridge at the three-mile point. A left turn onto Old Country Road will bring you into Halifax village. Turn left onto Jacksonville Stage Road. Follow this road back to the Green River Bridge.
LEVEL: Varied. From Rt. 30N take the first left on Cedar St. Park along the road at the base of the ski jump.
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