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Litchfield Double Loop


Total Distance:  36.7 miles                 Elevation Gain:  1923 feet  


Degree of Difficulty Index:  1923 ft / 36.7 mi = 52.40 ft/mi             Terrain:  Rolling to Hilly


Killer Hills: Several hilly sections


Geographical Region:  Northwest Connecticut


City/Town:  Litchfield


Starting Location:  Litchfield High School parking area. Take Rt. 202 west from Litchfield center (the green) for approximately 0.5 mile and turn left at the light onto Constitution Way. Take first right onto Plumb Hill Road and shortly go right into high school.


Note:  If school is in session parking will be extremely limited if not non-existent.  Please plan accordingly.


Ride Description:  This is a very scenic ride over rolling to hilly terrain through Litchfield and surrounding towns. It features a loop around Bantam Lake, and a second loop touring Goshen and the little village of Milton, with views of hills, forests and farmlands.


Facilities and Points of Interest:    



            Facilities - Points of Interest


Litchfield High School grounds


Start circumnavigation of Bantam Lake; many lake views from  various vantage points over next several miles


Stop & Shop supermarket; bathrooms; purchase lunch makings or snacks as required


Litchfield Green; possible lunch/snack stop


Special view at top of hill after a considerable climb; take breather and enjoy


Petting zoo @ farm on the right (attraction for kids)


Small grocery store on left


New England village scene: village of Milton; take a break in front of the church; enjoy the view


Entrance to White Memorial Foundation


Litchfield High School grounds




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