“Take a gravel tour from Waterbury to Morrisville; great beer along the way.”
— Leslie Kehmeier
Waterbury to Morrisville Backroads Tour is a point-to-point ride. It features plenty of gravel as well as opportunities to stop and refresh yourself at bars and breweries along the way.
After some delicious food and tasty beer at the Prohibition Pig, pedal west on US Highway 2 to Little River Road
. Turn right and cross under the Interstate. Finish warming up before you hit Mansfield State Forest and some serious climbing.
You'll pedal past to the lower end of Waterbury Reservoir, staying to the west side of the dam. Top out over a ridge and then descend steeply towards the upper end of the reservoir. Once the route nears the water, it turns north again on Cottonbrook Rd. That turns into Moscow Rd before you continue straight on Barrows Rd. At Luce Hill, take a left and then work your way towards Haul Road
When Haul Road
hits Ranch Brook Road
, continue straight and pedal it around to Mountain Road. From here, follow the MTB Project mobile app
on several dirt roads that lead to Morrisville where more great food and beer awaits at Lost Nation.