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MV Bike Tour #4: President's Path

Tisbury, MA, US
Language: English
11 Stops 10.0 miles · Bicycle · Teen, Adult
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  • From the busy retail outskirts of Vineyard Haven (Tisbury)
  • Through the mid-island state forest via a bike path ridden by presidents
  • Past Vineyard Family Tennis, Alpaca Farm and Family Campground, back to town


A ride from the busy retail outskirts of Vineyard Haven, through a sun-dappled, uncrowded and a quiet western section of the mid-island Manuel Correllus State Forest, to the roundabout, past the Alpaca Farm, Vineyard Family Tennis, the MV Family Campground and back into Vineyard Haven. As you may know, several US Presidents chose the Vineyard as their vacation destination - and one recently bought a house on the island - and a few of them enjoyed riding bicycles with their families. This part of the State Forest bike path was often chosen for their rides, because it has no auto (or much of any other type of) traffic and is easily secured. There are no bike paths from the starting Park and Ride lot of State Rd. in the outskirts of Vineyard Haven until the state forest entrance on Old County Road, and it is along busy roads so this part of the tour is not for novice riders. If you need quiet bike paths for some of your peloton, park in the Old County Road lot (Stop 4) or at one of the two parking lots on Barnes Road (Stop 6) and ride an "Out and Back" route in the forest between the two lots, or try MV Bike Tours # 6 or 7, which also go into the forest, but have more bike paths. Difficulty: Moderate; busy traffic on portions Distance: 9.6 miles Elevation Gain: 164 ft Bike paths: 60%; busy traffic on State Rd and Old County Rd.
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Route Details

Tisbury (Vineyard Haven) Park and Ride Lot.

0.6 miles

Tisbury Amphitheater

1.7 miles

Tisbury Meadows to Old County Road

1.76 miles

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