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Riding the Range (Hadley Happenings)


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Total Distance: 38.4 miles                        Elevation Gain:  1033 feet  


Degree of Difficulty Index:  1033 ft / 38.4 mi = 26.90 ft/mi      Terrain:  Flat to rolling


Killer Hills:           None


Geographical Region:  Central Massachusetts


Starting Location (city/town):  Hadley, MA


Starting Location (detailed directions to):  Hadley Barn Shops, Rt. 9, Hadley, MA.  Take I-91 Exit 19 east and over the Connecticut River on Rt. 9.  The Hadley Barn Shops are located on the right about 1 mile from I-91.  Park and start the ride from the rear (south side away from Rt. 9) of the shopping area adjacent to the Hampton Inn (which is accessed from Bay Road).     


Ride Description:  This is a rolling country ride with a couple of challenging climbs through farmlands and hills of Hadley, Amherst, Belchertown and Granby passing two beautiful waterfalls, a lovely old mill and featuring great scenic views of the Holyoke Range.


Facilities and Points of Interest:    



            Facilities - Points of Interest


Hadley Barn Shops; various shops; public restroom; Hampton Inn


Village of No. Amherst


Mill River Recreational Area; bathrooms; water


Amherst, site of the University of Massachusetts and Amherst College


Lake view here


One lane bridge at old mill


Sign for Nash dinosaur tracks on the right


Views of the Connecticut River for next couple miles


Hadley Barn Shops; various shops; public restroom; Hampton Inn





Ride description:  Wu-New073

Route sheet:  RS-New073


Ride developed by:  Roger Borgesen


Ride submitted by:  Carol Marchion/DPS, 9/26/06 (updated 1/17/07)



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