October 4, 2013
Sara Cavin, Project Manager
Did you feel like this summer was a bit of a roller coaster ride? Maybe not, but I must say I’m rather happy to welcome fall and have a little more control over the ups and downs – on a bike of course!
This route is one I have been meaning to do for a while, and I just might find the time soon to roll about through these hills. After visits with landowners and community groups in this “four corners” region where West Windsor, Reading, Woodstock and Hartland all come together, I kept telling myself to return with a bike and really see some of the places along the way. So, that’s the plan!
Because I’m inviting you to check out this route with me for the first time, the cue sheet may lack a few little details that might otherwise help describe the turns and climbs, but I know you adventurous folks out there will find the journey fun! Some of you may have even enjoyed these views – or similar ones – as part of the VT 50 last weekend, so here’s another chance to take in the autumn vistas and keep up the training before the dark and cold close in!
Now, get out, enjoy the blazing hills, and relish a ride in this beautiful part of our Valley.
Ride Name: “West Windsor Hills”
Description: 25+/- mile majority dirt road ride with plenty of hills to keep you warm and cool you off. Start and end in the parking lot at Ascutney Mountain Resort in Brownsville (West Windsor), VT.
Route, directions and elevation profile found here:
UVLT-conserved lands and trails along this route:
- Fenn Property
- East Hill & Upwey Farm Trail
- Norman Property
- Thorny Hills Farm
- Stillson Property
- Windsor Trail
Download detailed cue sheet noting conserved lands: