Pedal to Peacham

Peacham, VT

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If hills are your "thing" this is the ride for you. Long climbs, narrow roads and fast descents will challenge even the most experienced riders. Picturesque villages and real country stores remind us of the way Vermont once was, and still is in this region, when we leave the beaten path. Don't leave the road bike at home just because they're a few dirt stretches. You'll want the narrow tires and all the gears for the rest of the tour. Exciting for advanced cyclists, challenge for the rest of us! Directions: Departing from the Athenaeum in St. Johnsbury, ride west on US Rt 2 for 2.6 miles and turn right on to North Danville Road (Town Highway 7) immediately before US Rt 2 becomes a controlled access highway. Stay left on Bruce Badger Memorial Highway in North Danville, cross Rt 2 onto Peacham/Bailey-Hazen Road in Danville, turn left on Peacham-Barnet Rd in South Peacham, and bear right onto West Barnet Road in West Barnet. Turn left on Church Street in Barnet, left on US Rt 5 North, right on Commerford Dam Rd, which becomes Lower Waterford Rd in 4.4 miles. Commerford Dam Rd has several sections that are unpaved. Turn left on Rt 18, left on US Rt 2, back into St. Johnsbury.