MODERATE 15 mile ride (1 hour)
This climb is a nice introduction to riding outside of the Valley and full of beautiful scenery. Follow West Wheelock out of town and across Ledyard Bridge. Take a right directly after crossing the bridge and follow the road (River Road, then Route 5) for about five miles until you see a left for Route 132. Follow 132 for a couple of miles until you see a hill that looks as if it is vertical on your left — this is your turn(it’s not as bad as it looks). Follow this road (Union Village Road) up into the hill country, and don’t miss the views back towards Smart’s Mountain and Mount Cube. Union Village road eventually descends down into Norwich. Head straight through town and follow Main Street across the river, and you’re back in Hanover.