Short Bike Rides in Connecticut Guide Book

by Edwin Mullen & Jane Griffith (The Globe Pequot Press)
Short Bike Rides in Connecticut  by Edwin Mullen & Jane Griffith

144pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 0762702052

Here are over 30 great bike rides, ranging from 4 to 47 miles each, covering flat land with water views to rolling hills and small town greens. Discover the best way to see the sights in Connecticut - this well-researched guidebook will take you there.

© Edwin Mullen and Jane Griffith/The Globe Pequot Press. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Short Bike Rides in Connecticut" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 32.
... Preview: Avon - Simsbury has much to offer, from the sight of a small seventeenth-century English village that turns out to be a boys' school to 6.25 miles of bike paths, including one that was a secret path k ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Connecticut"
Avon, CT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 20
... Preview: Bantam Lake, the largest natural lake in Connecticut, encircled by a country road and replete with an uncrowded sandy beach, the 4,000 acres of forest in the state's largest nature center and wildlife ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Connecticut"
Litchfield, CT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: Branford is one of the eleven shoreline towns that hug the coast from New Haven to the Rhode Island Border, and a lovely old town it is, well worth exploring. Park near the town hall on the green an ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Connecticut"
Branford, CT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 14
... Preview: There are many pluses on this ride: the five-minute ferry trip on the Chester-Hadlyme ferry, the Rhine River-like view from the terrace at Gilette Castle, the Victorian mood of the Goodspeed Opera Hou ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Connecticut"
Chester, CT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 14
... Preview: Essex is one of those jewels in Connecticut's crown. It's a river town and might expensive to live in but a joy to visit. If you like sailboats or large power yachts-feast your eyes! Things to see: Gr ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Connecticut"
Essex, CT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 13.5
... Preview: Farmington is one of those Connecticut towns and villages that were founded before the American Revolution and bear the label "quaint" but are indeed far more than that tainted word implies. Farmingt ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Connecticut"
Farmington, CT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 13.5
... Preview: Guilford, one of Connecticut's shoreline towns, has more than one hundred houses built in the eighteenth century and the oldest stone house in the United States, plus one of the prettiest trees-as you ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Connecticut"
Guilford, CT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 20.5
... Preview: I discovered Hopeville Pond by a serendipitous wrong turn during a fruitless attempt to create a new ride. Finding myself on the wrong road, I looked for the first place to turn around and came upon t ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Connecticut"
Jewett City, CT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 11
... Preview: This is an out-in-the-country ride that takes you through no towns, no villages, just beautiful countryside. The riding surface is good. Things to see: Country Squire Inn and Antique Shop, several fin ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Connecticut"
Killingworth, CT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 14
... Preview: Lake Waramaug has everything for a long, happy, and relaxed weekend. The state park at the western end of the lake has been much improved and made more beautiful over the twenty-one years since Jane G ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Connecticut"
Litchfield, CT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: Lakefield - Sharon is up in Connecticut's mountain country where the Berkshires, respecting no human boundaries, stride majestically through New York, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. It's one of four ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Connecticut"
Lakeville, CT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 14
... Preview: Litchfield is a short Shore Bike Ride designed to give you a leisurely look at this quintessential New England village of the mid-seventeen hundreds. It is best to arrive between 10:00am and 4:00pm on ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Connecticut"
Litchfield, CT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: If you would like a leisurely, French-countryside kind of a picnic, under a tall shady tree with cows lowing on the other side of a New England stone wall, load your pannier bags will all the fixings ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Connecticut"
Litchfield, CT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 12
... Preview: Madison is often called a bedroom town for New Haven, but only by those who don’t live there. It not only is a beautiful New England small town but also has within its borders Hammonasset State Park. ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Connecticut"
Madison, CT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 17
... Preview: There are so many things to see on this ride you just may have to come back and do it again. The riding surface is good to only fair in spots, but there are good shoulders where needed. Things to see ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Connecticut"
Mystic, CT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 14.5
... Preview: This is a spectacular 9-mile circuit from the New Haven Green to the summit of East Rock and back. You won't believe you did it until you reach the top of East Rock, 365 feet above the plain, and sudd ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Connecticut"
New Haven, CT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 9
... Preview: New Haven-Lighthouse Point was one of our first rides, and it's still a favorite. You'll get to see some interesting parts of New Haven, like the Wooster Square area, take a swim with a picnic at New ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Connecticut"
New Haven, CT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 13
... Preview: New Haven needs no introduction, but you may not be familiar with the Sleeping Giant. The best vantage point from which to see him is on I-91 heading north out of New Haven. Things to see: New Haven G ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Connecticut"
New Haven, CT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 25
... Preview: This has always been one of the most popular rides because of the beautiful countryside and the thrilling downhill runs. The riding surface is rated fair. Things to see: lovely country throughout, E ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Connecticut"
North Lyme, CT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 12.5
... Preview: This ride takes you on a tour of Old Saybrook's considerable waterfront-North Cove, Saybrook Point, Lynde Point, and Cornfield Point-with stops in between, including a soda or ice cream cone at a soda ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Connecticut"
Old Saybrook, CT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 12

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