Southern Vermont Ride
This 232 mile ride starts
by following the curvy southern shore of Lake George on Route 9L.
NY Route 9L
Now that your tires are
warmed up, continue east on NY Route 149 to route 4 in
Fort Anne. America and British troops fought here after the
Americans evacuated Fort Ticonderoga during the Revolutionary War.
Turn north on
follow county roads north through rolling and scenic farm country to
Whitehall. Did you know that Benedict Arnold built a fleet of ships
here to fight the British during the Revolutionary War? Whitehall,
then known as Skenesboro, is the Birthplace of the United States
Navy. The Skenesboro harbor also produced ships used for service by the
U.S. Navy during the War of 1812.
Hull of the USS Ticonderoga -
War of 1812 (Battle of Plattsburgh)
Location of Arnold's
Shipbuilding in Skenesboro (Whitehall)
Arnold's Shipyard looking up to
Cross the bridge and enjoy
a nice view of
Skene Manor up on the cliff.
Leave Whitehall and follow pretty CR-18 to Poultney, VT. Next is VT
Route 140 which is one of the best curvy roads in the State.
VT Route 140
Relax a little on VT Route
103 to VT Route 100 before the spectacular Kingdom Rd/Tyson Rd/Vt
Route 131 loop. This loop is a great combination of fun curvy roads
and stunning views.
Kingdom Rd/Tyson Rd & VT 131 Loop
Turn south on iconic VT Route 100
to the scenic town of Weston, VT for lunch at the
Bryant House Restaurant at the
Vermont Country Store.
Vermont Country Store
Vermont Country Store
After lunch, continue
south on Route 100 and then ride west on VT Route 11 to Manchester,
VT. Ride south on VT Route 7A to
Mount Equinox. Ride up the mountain on
Skyline Drive for some great views.
The next part of the ride
traverses a great riding region that many riders miss. Begin by riding
west on VT Route 313 along the
Batten Kill River into New York. The Batten Kill is known
for trout fishing and
has their headquarters here. Begin the covered bride part of the ride
by crossing over the Batten Kill via the Eagleville Covered Bridge.
Eagleville Covered Bridge
Ride west on CR-61 to the
Shushan Covered Bridge. This bridge is now a museum.
Shushan Covered Bridge
Next cross the Rexleigh
Covered Bridge on the way to Salem, NY.
Rexleigh Covered Bridge
While in Salem, consider
stopping for chocolates and other treats at
Follow county roads over
to Cossayuna Lake
and follow the lakeshore while enjoying some great water views.
Ride north on pretty CR-30
and continue north and west to Hartford. Continue west through
Queensbury to Route 9.
Ride north on Route 9 past the historic markers
Bloody Morning Scout and for
The Bloody Morning Scout
was part of the
Battle of Lake George during the
French and Indian War. On 8 September 8,1755, 1200 British
and Mohawk troops were marching south in this ravine to Fort Edward
when they were ambushed by French and Indian soldiers. Many were
killed including Col. Ephraim Williams, the founder of Williams
College. The boulder where Williams fell is topped by an obelisk.
Col. Williams Marker
Across the street is
William's grave. His troops buried him here and covered the grave with
a large rock so that his body would not be defiled and scalped by
Native American enemies.
Col. Williams Grave
The Battle at
was also part of the Battle
of Lake George.
British troops set out from Fort Edward to investigate what happened
during the Bloody Morning Scout. They ambushed French troops at this
spot and threw the bodies in this pond.
Ride north on Route 9 and
continue to the hotel in Lake George.