Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Glastonbury , CT, USA
Re: Going to the Bershires, any suggestions?
More ideas for South of Hancock. If you care to take a 100 mile +/- loop, run NY 22 South to pick up MA 23 East in Hillsdale NY. Follow 23 East, thru Great Barrington to the small town of Monterey MA. The general store, adjacent to the Post Office, makes great sandwiches. Good pit stop also. Then continue on 23 picking up Rt 8 North in Otis MA. A few miles North is the Otis Poultry Farm general store,on the right, also a pit stop and place to grab a bite. Then just continue North on 8, joins with 20 East for a while then go left onto 8 North in Becket. Follow 8 up to the Dalton area and then head (your choice) west back to Hancock.
Heading North from Hancock, go to Bennington VT. Hemmings Motor News facility is on VT9 just west of US 7, The Bennington Battle Monument (elevator) is a great place to get an overview, also pit stop. The Park McCullough House is an interesting old posh home tour on RT 67A. Three covered Bridges are close to this area (a mile or so). Two other covered bridges are closer to Manchester VT 20 miles North of Bennington. For breakfast the Blue Benn Diner, Manchester US7 3 blocks North of VT 9 is a must, lunch also. Evening only we like Peppermills of Bennington, VT9 about a half mile East of US7.
Manchester has shopping outlets and many good places to eat.
Vt is well know for RT 100 a N/S route that hits many ski areas, unlimited neat roads to cycle on under the cover of Maple trees.
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