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Lake Waramaug Ride


Total Distance: 31.0 miles                Elevation Gain:  1110 feet  


Degree of Difficulty Index: 1110 ft / 31.0 mi = 35.80 ft/mi            Terrain: Rolling


Killer Hills: None


Geographical Region: Northwest Connecticut


City/Town: Washington, Connecticut


Starting Location:  Bee Brook roadside parking area on Rt. 47 in Washington Depot; the park is on the right about one mile from Washington Depot while heading north toward New Preston and Lake Waramaug.


Ride Description:  This is a "special ride" honoring Dick Gilman who tragically was shot and killed in a border crossing incident while visiting Zimbabwe on a humanitarian mission in November, 2003.  This is one of Dick's favorite rides. The ride passes through rolling and very scenic countryside in the western part of Connecticut and features two loops around Lake Waramaug.  Wine lovers can "sniff the cork" at Hopkins Vineyard towards the end of the ride…and perhaps drink a toast to Dick, a true gentleman and a fine humanitarian.  We miss him!


Facilities and Points of Interest:    



            Facilities - Points of Interest


New Preston: Nine Bakery & Deli restaurant on left (9 Main Street)


Lake Waramaug State Park


Hopkins Winery


Lake Waramaug State Park


New Preston: Waterfall overlook


New Preston: Nine Bakery & Deli restaurant on right (9 Main Street)



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Updated:  9/21/09





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