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Sandy's Salisbury to Lime Rock Ride


Total Distance: 29.9 miles                   Elevation Gain:  1603 feet  


Degree of Difficulty Index: 1603 ft / 29.9 mi = 53.6 ft/mi     Terrain: Rolling/Hilly


Killer Hills: None, but several moderately difficult climbs


Geographical Region: Northwest Connecticut


City/Town: Salisbury, Connecticut


Starting Location:  Scoville Library parking lot, Rt. 44 & Library Street in Salisbury (just beyond the Rt. 41 intersection heading west on Rt. 44) 


Ride Description:  This ride features spectacular mountain and valley views, and beautiful river stretches. Follow gentle, rolling paved roads with a few moderate down hills and several moderately difficult climbs. Highlights include Bartholomew's Cobble Nature Preserve, Beckley Furnace, and the Pfizer Limestone Quarry.


Facilities and Points of Interest:    



            Facilities - Points of Interest


Salisbury: Various facilities


Col. Ashley House: In 1735, young John Ashley designed and built a handsomely crafted house for himself and his new wife - a house that for years would be considered the finest in Sheffield. Open Memorial Day to Columbus Day.


Bartholomew's Cobble, a natural rock garden of ferns and rare wildflowers. Restrooms.


Beckley Furnace: one of three blast furnaces in operation along Lower Road and the Blackberry River in East Canaan during the period 1832-1923.


Pfizer Limestone Quarry; provided magnesium for Manhattan Project


Appalachian Trail


Picnic area overlooking Housatonic Valley Authority hydroelectric power plant dam; portable toilet


Lime Rock Speedway across Rt. 112


Salisbury: Various facilities



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