Monday, October 05, 2009

Wilmot Village Bike Loop


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Wingnut and I loved riding bikes together. and this short (3.2 miles or 5.2 km) bike ride through this beautiful village is one of my favorites. The ride was about 5.4 miles (8.7 km) from our home and back. The roads are quiet and have barely any traffic at all. What does drive by is going very slowly and respectfully.

On Google Maps I have described this as “A delightful ride with rolling hills, village streets with little or no traffic. Historical monument, churches, ponds, livestock, great scenery. Paved road.”

In the middle of Wilmot is this beautiful Civil War Memorial. Every Wilmot citizen who has died in any war is listed here. Do you remember Billy Buskin, the Civil War horse memorialized in Wilmot? Billy was my Memorial Day post. At the Civil War Memorial is a memorial walk with paving stones memorializing various veterans. Billy Buskin is one of the stones:

We then rode past Tannery Pond (the opposite side from the swimming lessons. This bike loop actually goes around the pond (the long way.)

The final highlight of this ride is the Donkey. Remember him? Here, he is getting up after rolling on the ground. I want a donkey.

There are many beautiful sights on this ride and if you are in the area, I encourage you to bike this route.

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3 comments:

  1. Fantastic pics. My fav is the "In Memory" stone.

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  2. That looks like a fantastic ride. I like the donkey, too. No way I could have one, though. Not nearly enough room.

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