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Mohawk trail loop

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Ride Stats:

  • Distance: 244 miles / 392.7 km
  • Ride Time: 1 day
  • Approximate Fuel Costs: $18.54
  • States Visited: Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York
Submitted by:
SSullyVTX02

From the booming metropolis of Upton Ma. We leave heading north on rt140, until we reach the town of Winchendon. Here we pick up rt 12 and proceed north to Keene. Take a left onto rt 101 until you get to rt 9. This road is a spectacular mountain road with plenty of rolling sweepers that take you over and under many of the southern Vermont hills. There are several look outs and rest areas that make for some great photo opts. Be on the look out for deer and Moose, esspecially in the early mornings and evenings. You will eventually arrive in the town of Bennington Vt. which has plenty of great places to eat. It also has several art gallerys and little boutique shops that the wives will love to explore.Leave Bennington by way of rt 9 west, continue to rt 22 in Hoosick falls NY. There you will take rt 22 south to the Teconic trail parkway which heads you back east towards Williamstown Ma. Look for signs to rt 2 east. This is one of the best sections of mountain roadway in all of New England. The road takes you up and over several mountains in the Berkshire range. The senery is breathtaking, and the road will have you giggling like a school girl (if your into big sweeping high speed (50ish) corners. After approximatley 10 miles of fun you will come to the town of North Adams where you can gas up, catch your breath and get a refreshment. When your ready, continue on rt 2 east. On this section you will be climbing to the top of the Mohawk trail, beware of the 5 mph hairpin, uphill, off camber right turn as you pass by the Eagles Nest restaurant (which by the way serves a very good lunch) The views from the restaurant are incredible. You can see all the way to the bottom of the valley. At the end of this segmant you will come to Greenfield where you can take rt 10 south to rt 116 east which leads you through Amherst where you can pick up rt 9 east back to Upton.

This is a motorcycle ride in the states Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York. This motorcycle route has 6 scenery characteristics and other road conditions to help you plan your road trip. This motorcycle map was created by SSullyVTX02 in March. Click here to see other Motorcycle Roads by SSullyVTX02

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Best Time to Go

Spring, Summer, Fall

Road Characteristics:

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Previous Comments from other Riders:

dbeland31 says:

next time you are out by north adams swing by mount greylock and ride to the top, very nice ride, we live in athol and have ridden out that way many times, great views:)

Sat Apr 27, 2013 at 10:43 AM

pointagrouse says:

The NH And VT sections of this route are excellent rides for any level rider. Also, if you've never ridden the Mohawk trail (Rte 2) it's a must. However, I prefer to cut off of Rte 2 in Charlemont and take 112 South to 116 East. Unless you are in a hurry, this is a stretch of road that must be ridden. 112 is just more great scenery, but 116 is about 20 miles of beautiful road. You pass farm after farm. The road is very lightly traveled, and it is one swooping turn after another. If you want to ride the Mohawk trail, you could also double back to N. Adams, and then head south on 8 to Rte 9. Rte 9 west of I-91 is a great stretch. I would, however, avoid Rte 9 east of 91... lots of traffic. Took me 2 hours to go 45 miles one day. One option to avoid Rte 9 East of 91 is to take some of the smaller roads from Sunderland, MA, to North New Salem, MA. There you'll catch up with 122 and you can take that back to the Worcester area. Much better choice than Route 9, IMHO.
Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 9:09 AM

SmugglersBlues says:

I havent done this ride yet, however I'm definately going to soon. I have done a very similar ride which included most of this route with the exception of the Vermont part. I think it will be great once the leaves start changeing.
Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 9:09 AM






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