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4.5 out of 5 Rider Rating 4.5
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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Jan 31, 2007

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Larry in MA
16 McR Points
September 15, 2013
Note: the route shown on the map (Quabbin Loop)…
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Quinn
September 15, 2012
The stretch of RT78 between Winchester and Orange…
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Written Directions

Starting in Groton, MA and simply take Route 119 northwest all the way up into New Hampshire and to the end point of Brattleboro, VT (just over the river/border). Note: There's lots of great routes that bring you through the state lines between MA and NH. Tons of pretty roads

Scenery

If you start in Groton, MA, You can follow RT 119 pretty much into Brattleboro VT. The road winds into Southern NH, through some pretty towns and farmland, and then into Brattleboro, which is just over the NH line. It takes less than 2 hrs. There's some pretty Falls at the Ashburnham State Forest, if you want to stretch your legs.

Drive Enjoyment

The road quality is good, and aside from some twists and turns, and road signs you have to follow; you should have no problems. It's a single lane road, and some sections are rated for 55 MPH. The road is in fine shape.

Tourism Opportunities

There's plenty of places to stop for gas, or a snack, except for one section in Southern NH, where you skirt the lower end of the Pisgah State Park. wich is a 13,300 acre forest with pleanty of hiking trails. Brattleboro has a ton of shops, and places to eat. It's got a kind of crunchy, hippie feel to it.

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Larry in MA
September 15, 2013
16 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Sport
Note: the route shown on the map (Quabbin Loop) does not match the description (Route 119). My comments refer to Route 119 as listed in the description.

East of Groton, there is more traffic, interchanges and lights. Best to travel West from Groton. Road condition in some areas is beginning to deteriorate - uneven pavement, cracks and rubberized patch - but in general, this is still a very good motorcycle route. Follow the signs, as the Route takes a few turns along the way. A good mix of curves and straights, and there are enough towns along the way, so services are readily available. This is a very good route to take to get to further touring in VT.
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Quinn
September 15, 2012
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Motorcycle Type : Standard
The stretch of RT78 between Winchester and Orange has some of the best curves in the area.
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Guest
August 13, 2010
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Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
Nice forest views and some fun s curses
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