Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Fall Foliage Ride (Proposed)

Gail has suggested a somewhat-impromptu fall foliage ride along the Merrimack River (or Essex/Cape Ann) sometime soon -- before it gets too cold! Weather is a key factor, of course, so it could be hard to pinpoint an exact weekend. (It may be a spur-of-the-moment decision.)

A Merrimack ride could originate in Newburyport and go through Amesbury or follow the Emmaus route. A few routes can also be found at bikenewengland.com if anyone wants to research it. (Start in Ipswich with breakfast at Mad Marthas?) Key for this ride, if we take an unknown route, is occasional regrouping so that no one gets dropped or lost! Your thoughts?

3 comments:

Tam Cronin said...

I like any route that takes us to Mad Martha's, of course. :-)

Cyclopath-Donna said...

I vote for :
The Merrimack River, Newburyport and Plum Island Ride.
<< This full day ride takes you through the Great Salt Marsh on the way to Newburyport. Reaching the Merrimack River, you stop for a break at Audubon's Joppa Flats. The longer distance ride continues to Plum Island for a loop through the Parker River Wildlife Sanctuary. After lunch in Newburyport, begin the return cycling past historic colonial homes and salt hay fields in Newbury. In Rowley you'll want to stop at White Farms for some of the best ice cream in New England. Today's ride is a relatively flat 32-42 miles. View ride >>

Tam Cronin said...

Or the Llama loop.

http://www.pedaling.com/search-rides/ride-details.php?RouteID=98