Author Topic: Bike Route from Burlington to Brattleboro VT?  (Read 2171 times)

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Offline ldessein

Bike Route from Burlington to Brattleboro VT?
« on: July 13, 2018, 12:30:40 am »
Hello cycling community!
I am planning a bike trip from Montreal to Brattleboro, and looking for route suggestions for the Burlington-Brattleboro section. I would like to do that lag in 4-5 days, camping along the way. Any route suggestions? key areas/state parks I should hit along the way? Also, would folks generally recommend route 100 over 116?
Thank you!

Offline BikeliciousBabe

Re: Bike Route from Burlington to Brattleboro VT?
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2018, 07:41:00 am »
Just did it last month as part of a longer tour. Unless you are riding very low mileages you won't need 4-5 days. The route I followed is part of this:

The section between Burlington and Half Moon Pond State Park (Nice lean-tos there that are not much more expensive than tent sites.) has some unpaved roads in places ranging from hard pack dirt to benign gravel. The first few miles leaving the park are also unpaved. Was riding 37c tires. I missed the turn at mile 69 and ended up on VT 22A for more miles than I had planned. Also took the D&H Trail starting at 112.7. It's unpaved and bumpy in places. You can stay on VT 30 as an alternative. Camped at the RV park in Dorset. Just before there is the first quarry even opened in America. It's now a public swimming hole. Next day was Dorset to Brattleboro. The climb out of Manchester is legit but manageable. Technically, I camped in Guilford, not Brattleboro. Getting to Ft. Dummer State Park requires and effort. I split it up by taking Canal St. to the grocery store and then continuing the climb after shopping.

Let me know if you want more details (e.g., grocery store locations).