Marion Ramble Ride Professional Review and Guide
"The Marion Ramble is a flat and enjoyable one-town ride which explores Marion, Massachusetts. Traversing the peninsula of the Sippican Harbor, named for the Indian tribe that once lived there, you’ll enjoy wonderful coastal scenery, including many stunning estates. You’ll also visit the uniquely un-commercialized town center of Marion, which was developed in the 1800s primarily as a home port for sea captains and sailors.
This is a one-town ride on which you explore Marion, one of the series of waterfront communities along Buzzards Bay between the Rhode Island border and the Cape Cod Canal. Midway between New Bedford and the canal along both sides of Sippican Harbor, Marion is a yachting center and the site of Tabor Academy, a prestigious private school.The expansive harbor divides the town into two portions, with the center of town on the western shore. On the eastern shore of the harbor is Sippican Neck, a peninsula rimmed with estates and large, gracious homes. One of the estates, Great Hill, matches anything to be found along the Massachusetts coast. It makes up its own 300-acre subpeninsula, with a majestic mansion overlooking the bay, narrow lanes hugging the shore, and a hill 125 feet high with spectacular views."