Author Topic: Recommendations on New England fall color ride for Seattlite  (Read 537 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline suzyb

Recommendations on New England fall color ride for Seattlite
« on: April 10, 2013, 09:52:28 am »
I am for recommendations for a fall color ride in New England.  I have no familiarity with the area and would love recommendations on where to go, whether to use a tour company (if so which one), best time of year to schedule, where to rent a bike or how to ship mine if I send mine.  I am looking for a 3-4 day trip with about 70 miles or less per day.  I am comfortable riding on the road/shoulder, but would prefer not to deal with a lot of traffic.
« Last Edit: April 10, 2013, 09:58:56 am by suzyb »

Offline mdxix

Re: Recommendations on New England fall color ride for Seattlite
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2013, 08:38:13 pm »
Do you have a preference for climbing (hint, Green Mountains) or staying in the valley (Lake Champlain or CT river)?

Is there a particular city or region you want to visit?

The state is very beautiful throughout. You do not have to go far to find its charm. My recommendation would be to setup base camp in a state park (tent or cabin), hostel, or B&B, and take daily trips from there. Excellent choices include Middlebury, Rochester, Woodstock, & Waterbury.

For a full loop, try one that combines all the cities I mentioned above + Burlington. The ACA Green Mountains Loop can give you a few ideas. The loop itself is 376 miles, longer than what you are looking for. You can use it to think about a loop around Lake Champlain or CT river.

Take a look at the Lake Champlain Bikeways map for ideas to ride in the valley with spectacular views of Lake Champlain, Green Mountains, & Adirondacks without the big climbs.

For a one way trip, try to see the entire state along route 100 from Canada to Massachusetts. There are several touring companies that offer this trip.

I can try to give you more details once you decide.