Hills and Farms of NE Dutchess County 

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"DC 83" = Dutchess County Route 83

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Cold Spring Elementary School -- intersection of Creamery Rd and Homan Rd. Washington Township in Dutchess County, NY

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R - East

0.1

East on Homan Rd

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0.8

unsigned- Cold Spring Rd, DC 53 -- North (up hill)

0.9

 

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1.2

Stissing Rd (turn comes during downhill)

2.1

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0.2

unsigned- Stissing Rd (pass by Stissing Lane)

2.3

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1.2

Rt 82 - North [HH]

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1.2

DC 88 (Attlebury Hill Rd)

4.7

 

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0.8

unsigned- W Hunns Lake Rd (turn comes after the long climb, just before the lake)

4.7

 

Variation

  shortcut to avoid a hill and a curve, but miss some lake views: continue Straight onto E Hunns Lake Rd, then T - L on Rt 65 Hunns Lake Rd to rejoin main route

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3.3

unsigned- Hunns Lake Rd (DC 65) -- climb to the pass

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pass by Carpenter Hill Rd, then big descent with view

8.8

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2.9

DC 83 North, Separate Rd

8.8

 

Variation
 Q 

  to shorten the route by 26 miles: turn Right on DC Rt 83 South 1.7Mi, then bear Right onto Separate Rd to rejoin the main route at mile 36.4. Shortens route distance to 31.6 miles.

11.7

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McGhee Hill Rd / North East Center Rd (DC 64)

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2.8

McGhee Rd, becomes Tripp Rd

14.6

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0.1

Bean River Rd (DC 59)

14.7

 

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4.1

Rt 199 East [HH] -- climb hill, then long descent

 

 

Variation
 A

 

to sample some pretty roads in Columbia County:  See Major Variation A (Recommended -- adds 13.2Mi to route, but without big hills, and avoids high-speed Rt 199)

 

 

Variation

  

 

to avoid high-speed Rt 199:  Some prefer to continue Straight on DC 59 North, Bean River Rd, becomes Columbia County Rt 8A, then T-R on Columbia County Rt 8, becomes Stan Pulver Rd, then turn L on DC 60, Winchell Mt Rd, T-R on Rt 22 South to Millerton.  But we find the final descent on Winchell Mt Rd less enjoyable then the Rt 199 descent.  (See also Major Variation A)

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Rt 22 North / Rt 44 [HH] (over yet another hill)

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Rt 44 East / Main St

20.3

 

food

 

Millerton, NY

20.3

 

Variation
 B

 

to shorten the route by 3.8Mi:  After 0.1 Mi on Rt 44 East, turn R on South Center St / Mill Rd 3.0Mi, R to join DC 61, Indian Lake Rd 0.8Mi, T - R on DC 58 / Coleman Station Rd to rejoin main route at mile 28.

20.3

 

Variation B2 

  to shorten the route and take out a couple of hills and try out the Harlem Valley Rail Trail:  After 0.1Mi on Rt 44 East, just before South Center St, turn Right onto the paved rail trail and go south about four miles, then turn R onto (unsigned) DC 58 / Coleman Station Rd to rejoin main route around mile 28. 

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food

  more food options if continue East on Rt 44 past DC Rt 62

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R

4.4

DC 62 South, Maple Ave -- up a hill, then long downhill

22.8

 

 

 

enter Connecticut, becomes Rt 361 (Millerton Rd)

25.0

 

BR

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unsigned- Sharon Valley Rd. (Rt 361 turns sharp Left)

25.7

 

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Sharon Station Rd (crosses West into New York, becomes DC 1)

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2.5

Sheffield Hill Rd

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becomes Coleman Station Rd (DC 58)

29.0

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Rt 22 North [HH]

29.5

 

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Smithfield Rd (DC 5)

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Silver Mountain Rd (long uphill)

30.0

 

Variation

 

continue straight on Smithfield Rd (steep uphill) [not checked since 1998]

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0.5

East Center Rd (DC64)

32.0

 

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1.1

Charlie Hill Rd (South)

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unsigned- Smithfield Rd, DC 5. (starts West, then South) -- long descent

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Smithfield Valley Rd (DC 83)

36.4

 

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2.0

Separate Rd (South)

38.4

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R

2.9

Bangall-Amenia Rd (later marked as James Cagney Way)

38.9

 

 

Variation
 E

 

  to ride on some dirt roads: after 0.5Mi on Bangall-Amenia Rd, turn L on (dirt) Leavitt Rd 0.1Mi, Straight on (dirt) Fraleigh Hill Rd 2.6Mi (Leavitt Rd goes left), [not checked since 2008], T-R Shunpike 0.8, L on Kennels Rd (dirt 0.9Mi), R on Andrew Haight Rd (dirt 1.5Mi), T-R on Mabbettsville Rd (2Mi), L on Shunpike, DC 57 [not checked since 1999]

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L

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unsigned- Shuman Rd, becomes Ludlow Rd

41.3

 

 

Variation
 F

  

 

to shorten the route by 11.7Mi but still get in a 2-mile downhill run:  continue Straight on Bangall-Amenia Rd (marked James Cagney Way) (5.1Mi). L on DC 65 Hunns Lake (0.1Mi), quick R on DC 87 (Millis) (0.5Mi), R on Rt 82 (0.4Mi), L on DC 53, Cold Spring Rd (0.7Mi), L on Homan (0.1Mi) to Finish. [last checked 2001]

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Shunpike, DC 57 West (downhills separated by short climbs)

47.9

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1.0

Rt 82 - South [HH]

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Hibernia Rd (cross Wappinger Creek)

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3.6

follow sign for "Clinton Corners" (unsigned- Clinton Corners Rd, DC 13 North)

50.8

 

food

 

Clinton Corners, NY (food sometimes at the intersection of 13 and 17, or can also try short ways south on DC17)

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joins Salt Point Turnpike (DC 17 - North)

53.2

 

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Market Lane (North)

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continue on Market Lane, pass by Prospect Hill Rd

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cross

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cross Bulls Head Rd (DC 19), becomes Shelly Hill Rd

56.0

 

R

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Homan Rd (East)

57.7

 

Finish 

 

Cold Spring Elementary School

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