Around the Block

Hardwick, VT

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Around the block is what Vermonters call making a series of right-hand turns to get back where you started - even if it takes more than 50 miles to do it! This is one of the favorite "around the block" rides in all of Vermont. Suitable for intermediate and advanced riders. The route offers fantastic scenery and follows entirely paved roads. There are some long gentle climbs and descents but no major hills. An overnight stay in either Irasburg or Barton can make this a two-day ride. Directions: Starting in Hardwick, ride west on Rt 15, and turn right onto Rt 14. Stay on Rt 14 north to Rt 58 in Irasburg. Take Rt 58 East for 2.6 miles, then turn right onto Lake Region Road. Turn right onto Rt 5, going into Barton. Turn right onto Rt 16 South in Barton, keeping an eye out for the Bread & Puppet Museum on side road Rt 122. After your tour of the museum, continue south on Rt 16 to Rt 15 east of Hardwick, turn left and return to Hardwick on Rt 15.