Petersham Challenge Ride

Petersham, Massachusetts

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The Petersham Challenge will take you through the peaceful but steep hills of west-central Massachusetts for a tour of quaint New England hilltop towns to the southeast of the mighty Quabbin Reservoir. You’ll visit Barre, North and West Brookfield, and the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it New Braintree town center. The ride begins in quiet Petersham, with its inviting town common and convenient general store, which serves a full breakfast and lunch menu. The towns along the route are quaint, and the scenery is stunning, but be prepared for a good workout—the hills are frequent and steep. Fortunately, many great descents can be enjoyed along the route in between the many climbs.
Road Biking Massachusetts

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Road Biking Massachusetts

by Tom Catalini (Falcon Guides)

The Petersham Challenge will take you through the peaceful but steep hills of west-central Massachusetts for a tour of quaint New England hilltop towns to the southeast of the mighty Quabbin Reservoir. You’ll visit Barre, North and West Brookfield, and the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it New Braintree town center.

The ride begins in quiet Petersham, with its inviting town common and convenient general store, which serves a full breakfast and lunch menu. The towns along the route are quaint, and the scenery is stunning, but be prepared for a good workout—the hills are frequent and steep. Fortunately, many great descents can be enjoyed along the route in between the many climbs.

©  Tom Catalini/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Road Biking
Nearby City: Petersham
Distance: 49.5
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Difficult
Riding Time: 3.5 to 4 hours
Trailhead Elevation: 1,100 feet
Top Elevation: 1,100 feet
Local Contacts: Central Massachusetts Tourist Council
Driving Directions: Directions to Petersham Challenge Ride

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