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Rides around Killington, VT(5 posts)

Rides around Killington, VTTim37
May 23, 2003 1:14 PM
I have a week mid-September at Killington and was planning on riding every day. Anyone have route suggestions or favorite ride in the area?
I could also use a few restaraunt suggestions.
Never ridden up there, but I'm familiar w/the area...jtferraro
May 23, 2003 1:29 PM
I'd actually like to ride up there - lots of climbing (I probably couldn't hack it just yet). Anyway, the Killington access road - where there are quite a few restaurants - might be closed in September, but I'm not sure. Rt. 100 would be ideal for some long rides. It is very scenic and long. You should stop by the Long Trail Brewing Company. I was there this past winter.

re: Rides around Killington, VTmackgoo
May 23, 2003 2:39 PM
My parents live in hartland now which is about 30 miles SE. I was riding around there last year, about that time. It's great, the climbs are unreal comming from a place where my climbs may be a half mile at the most. Just get a map and ride the main routes make a big circle, or square. That's what I did. You can't go wrong.
I've never been that far out but there are some very nice place's in Woodstock, and if you want to go 30 minutes or so there's Skunk Hollow Tavern in hartland, or that area any way, the villiges sort of run into each other. They have very good food. In Woodstock there's the Woodstock Inn very Poo Poo. I'm sure there are good spots where you'll be.
I live up hereDaddylonglegs
May 23, 2003 4:38 PM
Actually I live north of Killington in Montpelier. A nice side trip is the Mad River valley up from Killington on Route 100. A nice "double gap" ride can be had by going over the Appalachian and Middlebury gaps in a big loop. I hope you like to climb. If it's on a Fri/Sat you must check out Flatbread Kitchen in Waitsfield.
Central Vermont is one of the most beautiful places to live and ride.
re: Rides around Killington, VTfirstrax
May 23, 2003 9:01 PM
Ride over to Ascutney state park. Go up the auto road to the summit (4 miles 12% avg.). Spend an hour or so up there watching hang gliders take the leap of faith off the cliff, then head back. Good way to kill one of the days.