Hyde Park to Cambridge JunctionI rode 24 miles (12 miles each way) on the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail. It was pretty flat and a bit boring as there was hardly any railroad remnants to see except for the converted Cambridge Junction station. Still, it was a beautiful day (although a bit chilly) and my curiosity needed satisfying!
Interestingly, it's downhill from Hyde Park to Cambridge Jct.
Since I did the stretch from Morrisville before, I started at Hyde Park this time.
It's an easy ride - primarily farm country.
Dog's Head Falls
Before the town of Johnson, there's a very scenic falls right off the rail trail. Google Map Location >
Once I arrived at Cambridge Junction, there was a lovely train themed playground at the old railroad station!
|I had my apple here :-)|
|There's a great write up of the history...|
End of the Trail
Once at the playground, it's just a short ride over the former railroad bridge to the end of the trail.
|This old junked double decker bus seemed out of place in northernVermont!|
|The railroad continued on but the trail officially ends here for now|
On the Return TripI snapped a photo going back over the bridge - note mountain in the background
|river side scenic shot|
|For some strange reason, this sand pit /gravel quarry intrigued me|
|Big Turtle lounging by the side of the rail trail|
Short One-Handed Video