Bradford Ponds, Forests and Hills (Sunday June 24, 2012)

Jun 24 2012 9:00 am

Hosts: Amanda Diver and Brandon Davis

Lake Cochichewick Start: Bradford Elementary School, 118 Montvale St., Bradford (South Haverhill)

Date an Time: Sunday June 24, 2012, 9:00 am for 22, 30, or 56 miles.

Description: This ride heads from Bradford (a historic village in South Haverhill) to nearby Groveland, then continues through Boxford State Forest on quiet local roads not often travelled on NSC routes. The short and medium rides turn back toward Bradford without crossing Rt. 114. The long route continues in a loop around Andover with a few urban streets and is very similar to the "Hills and Dales from Ballardvale" ride.

The Ponds: You'll ride by several ponds on this ride (depending on distance chosen) including:

  • Johnson's Pond, Spofford Pond, Cedar Pond, Kimballs's Pond
  • Lake Cochichewick in North Andover
  • Mill Pond in Ballardvale
  • Haggets Pond and Bakers Meadow Pond in Andover
  • Stiles Pond, Sperrys Pond, Hoveys Pond in Boxford
  • Chadwick Pond in Haverhill

The Forests: A short distance after starting you'll ride for 13 miles of roads through Boxford State Forest and Harold Parker State Forest.

The Hills: Expect rolling hills and moderate climbs. The short route has the easiest terrain, while the long route has a few steeper hills. This ride passes near the Bradford Ski Area, also know locally as "Bradford Bump".

ballardvale_arrrow.jpgRoutes: Please download cue sheets and route maps from the RideWithGPS links below.

BBQ after the ride: Join Amanda and Brandon for a cookout at their home, 10 Central Ave. in Bradford (South Haverhill, MA ) one mile from teh ride start location. Map and instructions from the school to Amanda and Brandon's house. Please bring food, desert, beverages, or $5 contribution.

Road mark: Road mark is an inverted yellow letter T. Ride developed by Gordon Harris

     

Short Route 22 miles
The short route turns back through West Boxford after Boxford State Forest

View at RideWithGPS
Short route cue sheet and map
GPX file

Medium Route 31 miles
The medium route passes through North Andover after Boxford State Forest               

View at RideWithGPS
GPX file

(cue sheet to be updated)

Long Route 56 miles
The long ride crosses Harold Parker State Forest to Ballardvale and is hilliest option

View at RideWithGPS
GPX file

(cue sheet to be updated)