With the vast and varied terrain in Vermont's
Northeast Kingdom, the area offers numerous excellent choices for Vermont
biking trips. Choose from short routes for day trips or longer
routes where camping is possible. When you head out on one of
your cycling trips a Vermont and area map comes in handy for familiarizing
yourself with your chosen route. Make sure that you and your
biking partners are well equipped with water, rain gear,
compass, a bike tool and patch kit and high energy snacks if
you're planning on a Vermont biking adventure.
If you are looking for a true mountain biking adventure is no
better in the United States then riding the "Kingdom
Trails" which is a multiple-use trail system unlike
any other and recently voted as as the BEST TRAIL NETWORK in
North America by Bike Magazine in their annual Reader's Poll.
Kingdom Trails was also the Editors' Choice in the 2006 edition
of the Yankee Magazine Travel Guide to New England, and in their
latest issue of the YANKEE MAGAZINE we were highlighted as one
of the ten "Thrills of a Lifetime" for a family getaway in New
HERE to read the Yankee Magazine article.
We were also named BEST OF NEW ENGLAND by Boston Magazine Travel
& Life. We are located in East Burke, Vermont, named one of the
101 Best Outdoor Towns in the U.S. Enjoy the pastoral and wild
setting in the rolling hills of Vermont's Northeast Kingdom
while you are MOUNTAIN BIKING, HIKING, TRAIL RUNNING, NORDIC
SKIING, and SNOWSHOEING.
Below is a collection of cycling tours for
your consideration! All of these tours and more are fully
outlined on the Northeast Kingdom Cycling Map.
We hope to see you soon in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom!
A 67 mile, paved loop for the energetic beginner to the advanced
Moose. And trees. Not much else including' traffic, 'cept
scen'ry. We saw four moose without hardly looking when scouting
this loop. Fairly level when riding north and south. Bumps and
hills east and west. Energetic beginners, make a two-day trip
out of this one. Others can do it in a day, given enough time
and daylight. Paved roads run the gamut from sometimes rough to
Directions: Departing from the junctions of Rts 114 and 105 in
Island Pond, ride north on Rt 114 through Norton to Canaan. Take
Rt 102 South to Bloomfield, then Rt 105 West back to Island
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A Peek at Jay Peak
A 20 mile, mostly unpaved ride for the energetic beginner to
advanced rider featuring views of Jay Peak.
Within the area bounded by Route 101 to the west, Route 105 to
the north and east and Route 58 to the south lies an expansive
valley surrounded by higher terrain, the most prominent of which
is Jay Peak. For years, commercial bicycle tours have skirted
this area, keeping to the paved roads. Yet the interior of this
region, largely criss-crossed with unpaved roads, beckons to
those of us who dare to keep on going with the pavement stops.
Mountain bikes and hybrids make hits possible. So we've designed
a nice loop that combines easy riding with spectacular views and
connects two communities - Troy and Newport Center - that have
stores where provisions may be bought. All the while, Jay Peak
keeps silent vigil over your progress.
MILE: 0.00 From Troy, ride east on Rt 100
MILE: 0.5 Right on Loop Rd. Becomes unpaved in 1.0 mile.
MILE: 3.0 Straight on Collins Mill Rd.
MILE: 8.7 Right on RT 100
MILE: 9.2 Left on Niles Rd
MILE: 10.9 Straight on Cross Road
MILE: 11.3 To visit Newport Center, turn right on Cross Road at
Searles Rd. Cross
RR tracks in 0.miles. To continue the ride, go straight on
Searles Road and jump to mile
MILE: 11.5 Arrive in Newport Center
MILE: 11.5 Depart Newport Center on Cross Rd. Cross RR track in
MILE: 11.7 Right on Searles Road. Becomes unpaved in 1.7 miles
at the Troy
MILE: 14.8 Left on East Hill Road
MILE: 15.1 Right on Bergeron Road
MILE: 16.1 To take a side trip that visits the River Rd Covered
Bridge (in 0.1 mile) and
Big Falls (in1.4 miles), turn right on River Road. Return to
to complete the ride.
MILE: 19.7 Right on Rt 100 South
MILE: 20.00 Arrive in Troy.
An O.K. Ride to Alright Spring
An 18 mile, unpaved loop for the energetic beginner to the
Depart from St. Johnsbury or from the Allright Spring for fewer
miles and wend your way along gentle grades to historic Old
North Church. When the corn is tall stop at the Great Vermont
Corn Maze and find your way through the myriad dead ends and
right angles to ring the hidden bell. The return ride will be a
breeze - it's mostly a downhill coast, passing the Allright
Spring for the second time.
MILE: 0.00 From the intersection of US Rts 5 and 2 in downtown
St. Johnsbury, ride south on US Rts 2 West and 5 South.
MILE: 0.1 Right to continue on US Rt 2 West/Eastern Ave.
MILE: 0.4 Left to continue on US Rt 2 West/Main Street
MILE: 0.5 Right to continue on US Rt 2 West/Western Ave.
MILE: 2.6 Right on North Danville Road
MILE: 3.2 From the Allright Spring Park, ride in a northwesterly
direction on Goss Hollow Road. Becomes unpaved in 1.0 mile.
MILE: 5.2 Straight to continue on Goss Hollow Rd at Rabbit Plain
MILE: 6.2 Straight to continue on Goss Hollow Rd at Stanton
MILE 6.5 Left to continue on Goss Hollow Road at Y intersection.
MILE: 7.7 Right on Tampico Road.
MILE: 8.3 Arrive at intersection of Tampico Road and Wheelock
Road. IN season, youâ€™ll find the Great Vermont Corn Maze just
east of this intersection. To visit the corn maze, turn right on
Wheelock Rd and ride just 0.2 mile. Return to this intersection
after visiting the maze to continue the ride.
MILE: 8.3 From the intersection of Tampico Road and Wheelock Rd,
ride west on Wheelock Rd.
MILE: 9.1 Left on Old North Church Rd. Old North Church is on
your left at this turn.
MILE: 11.8 Left on Town Highway 32.
MILE: 12.0 Left on North Danville Road
MILE: 14.8 From the Allright Springs Park, continue straight on
North Danville Road.
MILE: 15.4 Left on US Rt 2 East.
MILE: 17.5 Left to continue on US Rt 2 East/Main Street
MILE: 17.6 Right to continue on US Rt 2 East/Eastern Ave.
MILE: 17.9 Left on US Rts 2 East and 5 North.
MILE: 18.0 Arrive in downtown St. Johnsbury
Around the Block
A 58 mile, paved loop for the intermediate to advanced rider.
Around the block is what Vermonters call making a series of
right-hand turns to get back where you started - event if it
takes more than 50 miles to do it! This is one of the favorite
"around the block" rides in all of Vermont. Suitable for
intermediate and advanced riders. The route offers fantastic
scenery and follows entirely paved roads. There are some long
gentle climbs and descents but no major hills. An overnight stay
in either Irasburg or Barton can make this a two-day ride.
Directions: Starting in Hardwick, ride west on Rt 15, and turn
right onto Rt 14. Stay on Rt 14 north to Rt 58 in Irasburg. Take
Rt58 East for 2.6 miles, then turn right onto Lake Region Road.
Turn right onto Rt 5, going into Barton. Turn right onto Rt 16
South in Barton, keeping an eye out for the Bread & Puppet
Museum on side road Rt 122. After your tour of the museum,
continue south on Rt 16 to Rt 15 east of Hardwick, turn left and
return to Hardwick on Rt 15.
Back Roads to Big Falls
A 22 mile, mostly paved loop for the intermediate to advanced
A combination of lightly traveled paved and unpaved back roads
leads you to the best waterfall into eh region. A covered bridge
and popular swimming hole add to the enjoyment of this ride.
Suitable for mountain bikes and hybrids as well as intermediate
to advanced riders.
Directions: Starting in Westfield, take North Hill Rd to Jay and
Cross Road and North Jay Rd into the Village of North Troy. Turn
right on Highland Avenue and left on Rt 105 East to river Rd. Be
sure to visit Big Falls, then continue south on River Rd to Rt
100 West, which returns you to Westfield.
Barns in the USA!
A 25 mile, unpaved loop for the energetic beginner to the
Well, would you settle for barns and Barnets in Caledonia
County? Either way, bring your camera and see how many different
kinds of barns you can collect. The most stunning is on e of
Vermont's few remaining round barns, this one sill in
outstanding condition. Choose from a short ride o f10 miles, or
after you've ridden a while, decide to take the longer 25-mile
ride. Both routes start out with a vigorous climb but conclude
with a gentle spin along level terrain that borders the scenic
Passumpsic River. Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy it at a small
riverside park near the village of Passumpsic. Both rides follow
a Class 4 road for a short distance, which is walkable if
MILE: 0.00 From the intersection of US Rts 5 and 2 in downtown
St. Johnsbury, ride east on Rt 2
MILE: 0.6 Right on Concord Ave.
MILE: 2.1 Right on Hastings Ave. Becomes a 0.3 mile long Class 4
road (primitive) in 0.3 mile.
MILE: 3.2 Right on Simpson Brook Road.
MILE: 3.2 For the short version, turn right on Hale Rd (turns
into Bridge Street) and jump to mile 20.
MILE: 4.9 Left on Hale Road.
MILE: 6.5 Straight on Hale Road at Valley View Road.
MILE: 8.3 Straight on Duck Pond Road
MILE: 9.5 Right on Lower Waterford Road. Becomes unpaved in 0.3
MILE: 12.5 Straight to continue on Comerford Dam Road at Valley
MILE: 15.8 Right on Old Silo Road.
MILE: 20.0 Left on Bridge Street. Becomes unpaved in 0.5 mile.
MILE: 20.7 Right on River Road. Becomes unpaved in 0.1 mile and
remains unpaved for 3.3 miles. Becomes Weeks Court in 3.7 miles.
MILE: 24.7 Left on US Rt 2
25.0 Arrive at intersection of US Rts 5 &2.
An 11 mile, paved loop for the energetic beginner to the
A perfect introduction to cycling in the Northeast Kingdom
featuring all paved roads. Classic ins, country stores, intimate
scenes and sweeping panoramas accent the verdant landscape. The
mostly level to rolling terrain is interrupted by only one
killer hill. But hey, Vermont ain't flat! Do-able by beginners,
and enjoyable by intermediates and advanced cyclists looking for
a delightful warm-up or short training ride.
Directions: From the Post Office in Craftsbury, ride north on
South Craftsbury Road to Craftsbury Common. Follow North
Craftsbury Rd to Route 14. Ride South on Rt 14 until you reach
South Craftsbury Rd, which you follow back to Craftsbury.
Eden Mills to Guildhall
A 72.8 mile unpaved link for the intermediate to advanced rider
MILE: 0.00 From the intersection of Rt 100 and East Hill Rd in
Eden Mills, ride east on East Hill Rd. Becomes unpaved in 0.4
miles Becomes Eden Mountain Rd at the Craftsbury town line in
MILE: 6.0 Right on Collinsville Road.
MILE: 7.5 Left on Wild Branch Road/North Wolcott Road
MILE: 8.0 Left on Rt 14
MILE: 8.4 Right on Post Road
MILE: 9.7 Straight and immediately right on Mill Village Road
MILE: 10.2 Right on King Farm Road
MILE: 12.0 Left on Creek Road
MILE: 12.7 Right on Ketchum Hill Road
MILE: 13.8 Straight on East Craftsbury Road
MILE: 14.2 Right on Whetstone Brook Road
MILE: 15.5 Straight on Richardson Road at Circus Road
MILE: 17.7 Straight on Lake Shore Road
MILE: 20.0 Straight on Hardwick Road
MILE: 21.6 Straight on Bayley-Hazen Road
MILE: 22.9 Left on Rt 16
MILE: 24.6 Right on Cross Road
MILE: 24.7 Right on Main Street. Becomes Stannard Mountain Rd in
0.5 mile. Becomes South Wheelock Rd in 5.7 miles at the Wheelock
MILE: 35.2 Straight to continue on South Wheelock Rd at
Burroughs Rd. Becomes paved in 0.3 miles. Schoolhouse Covered
Bridge is on your right in 5.0 miles.
MILE: 40.3 Left on US Rt 5/Memorial Drive.
MILE: 40.8 Right on Red Village Rd. Becomes Ridge Rd in 3.8
miles at the Kirby town line.
MILE: 44.9 Straight to continue on Ridge Road at Town Hall Road.
Becomes unpaved in 0.1 miles and remains unpaved for 4.2 miles.
MILE: 50.1 Left on Mountain Road
MILE: 50.2 Right on Rt 114 in East Burke.
MILE: 52.4 Right on Victory Road. Becomes unpaved in 0.5 miles.
MILE: 61.9 Straight on Granby Road at River Road in Granby.
Becomes paved in 7.7 miles.
MILE: 70.4 Left on Rt 102.
MILE: 72.8 Arrive in Guildhall.
A 68 mile, paved loop, for the intermediate to advanced rider.
Don't leave the Kingdom without visiting tow of its most
beautiful glacial lakes - Willoughby and Seymour. The all-paved
roads on this ride take in both of them as well as Island Pond.
Stunning scenery. Aromatic evergreens. This is quintessential
Northeast Kingdom. Great accommodations enable you to make this
a multi-day tour. For a two-day tour, ride from Lyndonville to
Seymour Lake in Morgan (33.8 miles), then back to Lyndonville on
the following day (35.1 miles). For a three-day tour, ride from
Lyndonville to Island Pond (24.2 miles), Island Pond to Lake
Willoughby (24.7 miles), and Lake Willoughby back to Lyndonville
Directions: From Lyndonville follow Rt 5 and Rt 114 north and
east through East Burke and Island Pond to Rt 111, turning left.
Continue on Rt 111 to Morgan Center, turning left on Gore Road
South 2.0 miles beyond Morgan Four Corners. Gore Rd South
becomes Durgin Rd at the Charleston town line. Turn left on Rt
105 in West Charleston, and right on Rt 5A South. Continue on Rt
5A South by the junction of Rt 16 and Lake Willoughby to West
Burke. Stay Straight on Rt 5 South to the junction of Rt 114 and
then straight on Rt 5 back to Lyndonville.
Lakes Region Roundabout
A 30 mile, unpaved loop for the intermediate to advanced rider.
A covered bridge, an historic stone house and museum, and
glacial lakes are features you'll pass on this Orleans County
circuit. View Lake Memphremagog and Canada from the heights
along roller coaster Coventry Station Road. Stop for a swim in
Lake Parker at the southern tip of this loop. Enjoy the Orleans
County Fair in Barton. Attempt the entire distance in one day or
make it a two-day tour by arranging overnight stays in Irasburg,
Coventry, Barton or West Glover.
MILE: 0.00 Depart Irasburg on combined Rts 14 North and 58 West
MILE: 1.2 Straight on Back Coventry Road where Rts 14 North and
58 West divide. Becomes
Covered Bridge Road in 4.5 miles at Coventry town line. Pass
Covered Bridge in 4.5 miles.
MILE 6.4 Straight on Main Street in Coventry.
MILE 6.7 Left on combined Rts 14 and 5, then right on Coventry
Station Road in 100 yards.
MILE 9.2 Straight on Coventry Station Rd at Airport Road. Cross
RR track in 0.6 mile. Becomes
Moulton Rd in 2.1 miles at Brownington Town Line.
MILE: 12.0 Right on Parker Rd.
MILE: 12.2 Right on Hinman Settler Rd. Becomes paved in 1.5
miles. Old Stone House Museum
on left in Brownington in 1.8 miles.
MILE: 14.4 Straight (left) on Hinman Settler Rd. Becomes unpaved
in 0.1 miles. Becomes Churchill
Road in 1.1 miles at the Barton town line.
MILE: 16.4 Left on RT 58/Willoughby Avenue, then right on Hollow
Rd in 0.1 mile. Becomes
paved in 3.1 miles.
MILE: 19.7 Left on Maple Hill Rod. Cross RR tracks in 0.2 mile
MILE: 20.1 Left on Rt 5
MILE: 20.5 Right on RT 16, Barton
MILE: 21.2 Right on Roaring Brook Road
MILE: 24.0 Right on County Rd in West Glover
MILE: 24.1 Right on Steven Rd. Becomes West Glover Rd in 2.5
miles at the Irasburg
MILE: 29.5 Left on Burton Hill Road
MILE: 303. Right on Creek Road.
MILE: 30.6 Arrive in Irasburg
An 11 mile, mostly paved loop for the energetic beginner to
The views and vistas along Darling Hill Road - the main event of
this ride - are unsurpassed. Century-old sugar maples form a
canopy of color during foliage season and respite from the sun
in the spring and summer. Perfect for all abilities. Don't be
deterred by the hill out of East Burke; you'll be amply awarded
for your efforts! Event skinny tired bikes can handle the
unpaved roadway near the Inn at Mountain View and the Wildflower
Directions: Departing from Lyndonville, ride north on US Rt 5,
right on Rt 114 and left on East Darling Hill Road in East
Burke. At the top of the hill, turn left on Darling Hill Road,
which becomes unpaved in 0.4 mile and remains unpaved for 1.7
miles. Turn right on to Rt 114 and left on Rt 5 back to
A 32 mile unpaved loop for the energetic beginner to advanced
MILE: 0.00 From the country store in Morgan, ride South on
Morgan-Charleston Road. Becomes unpaved in 0.3 miles Becomes
West Echo Lake Rd in 2.2 miles.
MILE: 5.3 Right on Church Hill Rd. Becomes paved in 0.5 mile
MILE: 6.2 Arrive at the country store in East Charleston.
MILE: 0.00 From the country store in East Charleston, ride north
on Church Hill Rd. Becomes unpaved in 0.32 miles.
MILE: 0.9 Right on East Echo Lake Road
MILE: 3.8 Right on West Echo Lake Road. Becomes
Morgan-Charleston Rd in 0.9 mile. Becomes paved in 2.7 miles.
MILE: 6.8 Arrive in country store in Morgan
MILE: 0.00 From the country store in Morgan, ride North on Meade
Hill Road. Becomes unpaved in 0.1 mile.
MILE: 2.1 Left on Lackey Road. Becomes Bates Hill Road in 1.0
mile and becomes paved in 4.6 miles.
MILE: 7.3 Right on Rt 111 West, then right on Derby Pond Rd in
MILE: 8.6 Straight to continue on Nelson Hill Road.
MILE: 9.2 Left on US Rt 5
MILE: 9.6 Straight on Rt 105
MILE: 10.1 Arrive at intersection of Rts 111 and 105 in Derby
MILE: 0.0 From the intersection of Rt 111 and 105 in Derby, ride
east on Rt 111
MILE: 2.2 Right on Dumas Road
MILE: 5.9 Left on Rt 105 East in West Charleston
MILE: 6.1 Left on Durgin Road
MILE: 6.8 Right on Sunset Drive
MILE: 8.8 Left on Morgan-Charleston Road
MILE: 9.1 Arrive at country store in Morgan
Pedal to Peacham
A 48 mile, mostly paved loop for the intermediate to advanced
If hills are your "thing" this is the ride for you. Long climbs,
narrow roads and fast descents will challenge even the most
experienced riders. Picturesque villages and real country stores
remind us of the way Vermont once was, and still is in this
region, when we leave the beaten path. Don't leave the road bike
at home just because they're a few dirt stretches. You'll want
the narrow tires and all the gears for the rest of the tour.
Exciting for advanced cyclists, challenge for the rest of us!
Directions: Departing for the Athenaeum in St. Johnsbury, ride
west on US Rt 2 for 2.6 miles and turn right on to North
Danville Road (Town Highway 7) immediately before US Rt 2
becomes a controlled access highway. Stay left on Bruce Badger
Memorial Highway in North Danville, cross Rt 2 onto
Peacham/Bailey-Hazen Road in Danville, turn left on
Peacham-Barnet Rd in South Peacham, and bear right onto West
Barnet Road in West Barnet. Turn left on Church Street in
Barnet, left on US Rt 5 North, right on Commerford Dam Rd, which
becomes Lower Waterford Rd in 4.4miles. Commerford Dam Rd has
several sections that are unpaved. Turn left on Rt 18, left on
US Rt 2, back into St. Johnsbury.