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Berkshire Byways - Canaan Valley Ride


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Total Distance: 30.5 miles                       Elevation Gain:  1013 feet  


Degree of Difficulty Index:  1013 ft / 30.5 mi = 33.21 ft/mi       Terrain:  Flat to rolling  


Killer Hills:           None


Geographical Region:  Northwest Connecticut


Starting Location (city/town):  Canaan, Ct.


Starting Location (detailed directions to):  Stop & Shop parking lot, Rt. 44 in Canaan, just east of the Rt. 7 intersection


Ride Description:  This is a very scenic ride through the beautiful countryside of the Southern Berkshires, passing by farmlands and forests, and quaint country towns. 


Facilities and Points of Interest:    



            Facilities - Points of Interest


Stop & Shop Supermarket. Black Forest Bakery across Rt. 44


Beckley Furnace historical site, iron forge and displays on the right.


Mill River Village, general store on the right


Sheffield village, interesting NE town


Sheffield Covered Bridge, pedestrian bridge across the Housatonic River


Bartholomew's Cobble, nature displays, hiking trails, restrooms


Ashley Falls village


Stop & Shop, Black Forest Bakery across Rt. 44





Ride description:  Wu-New185

Route sheet:  RS-New185


Ride submitted by:  Carol Marchion, 8/2/09 (updated 11/10/09)











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