Thursday, October 19th, 2017
The Lakes and Pine Barrens Ride will start at the Madison Selectmen's Town Offices Parking lot (Route 113, 1923 Village Rd, on the right side of the road just before the library when driving west; the building is up a driveway from the road). There is a large lot in the back of the building. The route travels east and over the hill to Route 153 then south to Bennet Street. Taking a right on Bennet we go east alongside the Freedom Town Forest and Ossipee Pine Barrens. The route goes by Camp Calumet at the northern tip of Ossipee Lake, crosses Route 16 and goes on Route 25 in West Ossipee for about a mile, then takes Old Route 25 and 113 into Tamworth Village.
We can eat lunch at the picnic tables behind The Other Store because it should be warm enough for a picnic!. You can buy food and/or ice cream there. After the lunch stop in Tamworth, return via Depot Road, the northern end of Silver Lake, East Madison Road to our cars.
The distance is 33 miles.
Meet at the Town Offices parking lot at 10:00 am, ready to ride. The afternoon temperatures will be in the mid 60s to 70!
For those from the Glen/Bartlett/Jackson area, if you want to carpool, meet at the back of Grant's parking lot at 9:00 am.
Here is a map:
Info on The Pine Barrens: