Welcome to Cycling in the Slate Valley!
The Slate Valley contains some of the best cycling in Vermont and eastern New York. It has quiet roads, charming villages, friendly people, more valley roads than mountain ones, little traffic and scenic views. We present 11 cycling routes (16 counting the variations) that begin and end in the village of Poultney, Vermont in the middle of the Slate Valley. Each of the rides has a map and a complete cue sheet for each length version. The routes are a series of different length loops on roads that explore different areas of the Slate Valley.
Also, we highly encourage you to check out the Slate Valley Trails website at SlateValleyTrails.org. There you will find maps and cue sheets for a number of “Gravel rides.” Look under the Gravel Ride Network tab. There are links to local mountain bike trails, rail trail, and bike path networks as well as a number of great hiking spots. The website is still being updated so check in from time to time to find improvements and additions. Lastly but not least, check out the D&H Rail Trail. Car-free, flat riding on packed crushed gravel. A scenic ride through fields, forest, and farmland.