The Western New England Greenway was developed by the Housatonic Heritage Foundation as part of their work for the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area, a program of the National Park Service (that serves the Housatonic River watershed region) to highlight western Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont (https://housatonicheritage.org/about-us/our-mission/).
As part of their mission, they developed a bicycle route which goes from Stamford, CT into Canada. Their route uses some primary roads, but mostly secondary and back country roads (including some hard-packed dirt). It takes one along rivers and lakes (big and small), some cities and towns (numerous quaint towns), rural areas, some bicycle trails (most paved, but a couple have hard packed surfaces) and through covered bridges.
This tour will take us pedaling in CT, MA and VT (up to the Canadian border) in a repeat of a shortened / truncated Covid impacted tour from June 2020.
The major towns / cities / villages for our tour:
In Connecticut: Kent, Cornwall Bridge, along the Housatonic River, pass the waterfall in Falls Village.
In Massachusetts: We pedal the entire state, south to north, through Berkshire County. From Bartholomew’s Cobble (http://www.th… (Join People Cycling to read more)