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Route 7

MotorcycleSomeday I will ride the entire 308 miles of U.S. Route 7 but this Tuesday it was just 120 miles of it. The day was perfect for a motorcycle ride — not too hot, not too cold. The north-south highway runs from Norwalk, Connecticut to northern Vermont near the Canadian border. As I was riding north, my brother was riding east from near Utica, New York. We met at the Cozy Corner Restaurant in Williamstown, Massachusetts — home of Williams College — for lunch.
The 240 mile ride offered a scenic view of the Berkshire Mountains plus brooks, streams, rivers, parks, antique shops, country hardware stores, towns, villages, and more antique shops. On the way back I stopped at one of the many nice shops in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Further south I could not resist a slight detour to ride through the West Cornwall one-way covered bridge which crosses the Housatonic River. It is easy to imagine the days of the horse and buggy.

If you are in a hurry, then nothing beats the Interstate Highway System but if you have a little extra time, roads like Route 7 offer a pleasant contrast.