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Mount Equinox ( Top of the Hill)

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Ride Stats:

  • Distance: 317 miles / 510.2 km
  • Ride Time: 1 day
  • Approximate Fuel Costs: $24.09
  • States Visited: Connecticut, New York, Vermont, Massachusetts
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Roadworthy

Top of the Hill, This is about 360 miles ,should take allday. This is a favorite fall run from Waterbury, Ct to the top of Mount Equinox. Get to route 44 in CT nice ride thru northwest Ct. Cross the state line (helmets) into NY to pick up 22 North. 22 has rolling hills, long straight aways, small towns and plenty of rest stops. Follow 22 until you hit 313 east, this is going to take awhile, 313 east is pure country road it will lead you to 7A in Vermont. Go north on 7A Mount Equinox is 5-10 miles up on the left. It is a $10 or $12 charge to go up skyline drive, on a clear day it is more than worth it. NOW take a 7A SOUTH to 313 East to 7 South (you can stay on 7A it runs right into 7 South). Go east on 9. Have fun 9 East will open up nicely. When you get to Route 8/100 take that south. This is nothing but down hill twisty to MA. Stay on 8 south through MA.& into CT. Top off your tank in N. Adams or Adams.

This is a motorcycle ride in the states Connecticut, New York, Vermont, Massachusetts. This motorcycle route has 11 scenery characteristics and other road conditions to help you plan your road trip. This motorcycle map was created by Roadworthy in July. Click here to see other Motorcycle Roads by Roadworthy

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Previous Comments from other Riders:

Anonymous_Motorcyclist says:

This ride was terrific the initial ride up Rte..22 is unbelievable. There were many times I felt like I was the only one around as the road was very lightly traveled - stopped at the Hillside Diner - the best bacon- small local place good food. Equinox Mountain was like being on the top of the world - the 5.2 mile ride to the summit was very windy with a number of hairpin turns with steep hills it has stopping points along they way which I recommend but at on stretch just prior to reaching the summit it felt like you were flying - both sides had an impeded views that gave the perception of riding in the air the views are amazing. Once to the summit the old in certainly looks like it had it's day but thinking of the parties and travelers that stayed their and had the opportunity to wake to million dollar scenery. I suggest that you take the half mile hike to look out rock very easy hike to the rock but for fat guys like me the way back was up hill - still well worth it to make the trip. If you a very motivated there are hiking trails throughout that bring you to other great areas of the mountain. Hold on to your boot straps on the way down because that 5.2 mile windy up hill trip with hairpin turns becomes a down hill treat. The trip back to Connecticut for me was not as memorable as the trip up - upon following rte. 7 back there were parts that were great but there were parts that included a lot of stop and go - traffic lights and heavy traffic through the Pittsfield area. In retrospect I would take Rte.22 back to the Rte. 44 and enter upstate Connecticut that way - they trip through Canaan and Kent are obviously nice - Then back to the hustle and bustle in New Milford - well it was nice while it lasted Regardless of the route home I would highly recommend this trip - it took me approximately 8-9 hours with stops to complete the ride - I would probably have like to stop more to experience the local flair but was on somewhat of a time schedule - I will do this again but make it a two day trip and explore more of Bennington, VT and other places along the way.
Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 9:10 AM

msportini says:

This ride was terrific the initial ride up Rte..22 is unbelievable. There were many times I felt like I was the only one around as the road was very lightly traveled - stopped at the Hillside Diner - the best bacon- small local place good food. The views were of farm land nestled between the mountains very impressive in spots many farms along the way so be prepared for that sweet smell of farm life - speed limited ranged between 35 and 55 so traveling was very relaxing most of the trip was 50 to 55. Be careful you don't miss Skyline Drive it does seem to appear out of no where maybe because I expected an entrance with a more grand description. Equinox Mountain was like being on the top of the world - the 5.2 mile ride to the summit was very windy with a number of hairpin turns with steep hills it has stopping points along they way which I recommend but at on stretch just prior to reaching the summit it felt like you were flying - both sides had an unimpeded views that gave the perception of riding in the air the views are amazing. Once to the summit the old in certainly looks like it had it's day but thinking of the parties and travelers that stayed their and had the opportunity to wake to million dollar scenery. I suggest that you take the half mile hike to look out rock very easy hike to the rock but for fat guys like me the way back was up hill - still well worth it to make the trip. If you a very motivated there are hiking trails throughout that bring you to other great areas of the mountain. Hold on to your boot straps on the way down because that 5.2 mile windy up hill trip with hairpin turns becomes a down hill treat. The trip back to Connecticut for me was not as memorable as the trip up I chose to come back Rte. 7 - upon following rte. 7 back there were parts that were great but there were parts that included a lot of stop and go - traffic lights and heavy traffic through the Pittsfield area. In retrospect I would take Rte.22 back to the Rte. 44 and enter upstate Connecticut that way - the trip through Canaan and Kent are obviously nice - Then back to the hustle and bustle in New Milford - well it was nice while it lasted Regardless of the route home I would highly recommend this trip - it took me approximately 8-9 hours with stops to complete the ride - I would probably have like to stop more to experience the local flair but was on somewhat of a time schedule - I will do this again but make it a two day trip and explore more of Bennington, VT and other places along the way.
Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 9:09 AM






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