Looking for good roads from Central MA to Burlington, VT (UVM) - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
New England Maine, VT, NH, RI, CT, Mass

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 13 Old 09-25-2012, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
 
PDaddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 21
Looking for good roads from Central MA to Burlington, VT (UVM)

I'll probably be riding up to UVM to see my son a few times this fall. Anyone have any good routes? It's a long ride, might as well enjoy it...

thanks
PDaddy is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 13 Old 09-25-2012, 08:08 PM
$tromtrooper
 
tmcgee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Braintree, Massachusetts
Posts: 8,025
There are no bad roads in VT. Set the GPS to shorter distance and avoid highways and just go for it.

You will have to ride the gaps, though, east-west roads, even if they aren't on the way.

-Tom (DL650AL2) (KA1TOX) (E-I-E-I-O)

This message and images are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. http://creativecommons.org

Last edited by tmcgee; 09-25-2012 at 08:14 PM.
tmcgee is offline  
post #3 of 13 Old 09-25-2012, 09:31 PM
pmk
Stromthusiast!
 
pmk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: boston area
Posts: 439
Stay off of Rte. 7 from Middlebury to Burlington, unless you're fond of traffic and strip malls. Many good roads to the east around Camel's Hump to Burlington. Take 116 instead.

pmk
pmk is offline  
 
post #4 of 13 Old 09-25-2012, 09:41 PM
$tromtrooper
 
tmcgee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Braintree, Massachusetts
Posts: 8,025
Quote:
Originally Posted by pmk View Post
Stay off of Rte. 7 from Middlebury to Burlington, unless you're fond of traffic and strip malls. Many good roads to the east around Camel's Hump to Burlington. Take 116 instead.

pmk
True enough, yet it depends on day and time. I miss Rutland being a 2 lane town.

-Tom (DL650AL2) (KA1TOX) (E-I-E-I-O)

This message and images are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. http://creativecommons.org
tmcgee is offline  
post #5 of 13 Old 09-26-2012, 10:05 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Baltic, Ct
Posts: 6,637
The southern end Wilmington VT of rt 100 is now pretty busy and rt 7 was always a horror

I have taken to riding up rt 106 and rt 12 East side VT . I often hit them by going North out of Orange Mass on 78 into NH then crossing ABOVE Brattleboro NH63 I think

get to the North side of Bethel VT then take the Camp Brook road to 100 from 12 then hit 100 north fron there cross to rt 7 using rt 17 App Gap

have fun
richw is offline  
post #6 of 13 Old 09-26-2012, 10:56 AM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
 
PDaddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 21
Thanks for the info. I do some riding in Northern Vermont but not much past Brattleboro in the southern part. Looks like I'll have at least 4 years of escuses to head that way now.
PDaddy is offline  
post #7 of 13 Old 09-26-2012, 11:32 AM
$tromtrooper
 
tmcgee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Braintree, Massachusetts
Posts: 8,025
Quote:
Originally Posted by PDaddy View Post
Thanks for the info. I do some riding in Northern Vermont but not much past Brattleboro in the southern part. Looks like I'll have at least 4 years of escuses to head that way now.
I was updating my GPS maps yesterday and looking at old VT tracks. There was a really sweet one last October, combination of well-graded dirt and pavement, but absolutely no traffic. It was just a random route, unfortunately, it was a cage ride, but I will go back there on the bike at some point. Nice bright fall day and some good color, even though color was tough last year.

-Tom (DL650AL2) (KA1TOX) (E-I-E-I-O)

This message and images are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. http://creativecommons.org
tmcgee is offline  
post #8 of 13 Old 09-28-2012, 06:24 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Baltic, Ct
Posts: 6,637
If you want nice dirt road

Green river road out of Greenville, Ma to rt9 VT East of Wilmington VT
richw is offline  
post #9 of 13 Old 09-29-2012, 04:37 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
trapperdick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Northern, ME
Posts: 470
I never need an excuse to go to VT.........but if anyone can give me one, let me know....A beer or a cup of coffee will work for me.....................TD

2017 Triumph Tiger 800 XRX
2012 V Strom 650 Fox orange
2013 Yamaha FJR 1300, old mans crotch rocket
2004 Polaris Sportsman 500 ATV green
N1ATF
Spot 3
trapperdick is offline  
post #10 of 13 Old 10-18-2012, 10:30 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Boston
Posts: 50
Puppy Dog Route from Greenfield, MA up as north as you care to go, then head west over to Burlington.

If you follow the long route for the top half, you'll run into the river that runs parallel to I-89 halfway between Richmond and Waterbury and have a short trip over to Burlington from there.

Some pics from a ride I did in June here: https://www.stromtrooper.com/ride-rep...route-vee.html I probably ran the route 4 or 5 times this summer. Doesn't get old!
zeeede is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome