BIKE- SHADED BACK ROADS OF CARLISLE AND CHELMSFORD PAST GREAT BROOK NATIONAL PARK
20 MILE AND 10 MILE OPTIONS
Meet at Mary W’s house.
A lovely shaded 15 mile bike ride (round trip) along the back roads of Carlisle and Chelmsford . The rolling hills will take us through some of the Great Brook Farm National Park forest. (I have tried to eliminate a lot of the hills.). In the bodies of water we will pass, I have seen turtles’ heads shyly peeking up amidst the numerous blooming lily pads – an incredibly beautiful scene. On the way back both groups will stop for ice cream (naturally) at Great Brook Farm State Park ice cream stand. The Holstein cows as well as other animals will be on site.
We may see horses and riders go by on the dirt trails all around there. Horses ALWAYS have the right of way. If you see one on the short dirt trail to the ice-cream stand, STOP PEDALING AND PULL OVER.
Although we will not be riding the dirt trails at Great Brook, here is a description of the Great Brook Farm State Park: There are over 20 miles of trails available for walkers, hikers, mountain bikers, and horseback riders. During the winter months, cross-country skiing is available and one trail is lantern lit for a "moon light" experience! The ice cream stand is open through the month of October.
- Helmets must be worn.
- Park on the right side of the street only.
- Back at my house we will have a pot-luck meal.
- Bring lawn chairs please and