This popular circuit follows the serpentine course of the Farmington River and Sandy Brook for 17.5 miles and passes through a trio of State Forests.
The tour begins and ends in Colebrook, one of the state's most authentically preserved post-revolutionary villages with lovely colonial houses, the oldest general store in the state, and a Greek Revival Congregational Church clustered around a picture perfect green. The Town Hall and Colebrook Historical Society are located together in the former Colebrook Inn, in the heart of this historic village.
On your ride to the storybook village of Riverton you will pedal alongside rivers stocked with trout and past well preserved colonial homes, farmland and woodland.
After exploring Riverton, you can take a leisurely nine mile loop through Peoples and American Legion State Forests following the west branch of the Farmington River, a "National Wild and Scenic River " before heading back to Colebrook following Sandy Brook which runs through the unspoiled beauty of Algonquin State Forest.