A Guide to Pedaling in and Around Woodstock, VT- Barnard Loop
Guests of the Woodstock Inn & Resort are invited to enjoy a scenic bike route along back roads through Silver Lake State Park, South Pomfret and our Suicide Six Ski Area, with a series a gradual climbs bringing you into Barnard. In Barnard, take a rest at Silver Lake State Park and lounge on the beach, or take a kayak, canoe or paddleboat rental out on the lake during the summer months. Route 12 leads you back into Woodstock in a gradual climb out of Barnard, followed by a long downhill grade on your way back to Woodstock.
- Billings Farm and Museum
- Teago General Store
- Suicide Six Ski Area
- Silver Lake State Park (Open Memorial Day - Labor Day)
- Barnard General Store
Adult and young adult bike rentals are available through our Guest Services desk from late spring through autumn - featuring hybrid Trek bikes perfect for casual country rides.
Rates (including helmets):
- $20 for half day
- $30 for full day
Gear Up for Your Ride
Snacks, bottled water and sun screen are available at our Gift Shop, and sandwich and salad box lunches can be ordered from our restaurant. Box lunches should be ordered at least two hours prior to pickup by calling room service at 503 from any Resort phone during room services hours.
Please note that all biking routes have vehicular traffic. Helmets are included with all of our bike rentals.
Route 4 Advisory
Route 4 is a major east to west highway in central Vermont. It is highly recommended that cyclists do not bike on this route due to its high traffic and narrow shoulders.
1. From the Inn, head to the Village Green and take a right on Central Street.
2. At the main intersection of the village, take a left onto Elm Street / Route 12.
3. Continue one mile outside of town (say hello to the cows at Billings Farm) and take a right at the fork onto Pomfret Road.
4. Continue two miles to South Pomfret and stay to the left onto Stage Road at the fork. You will see the Teago General Store on your right.
5. After three miles, the road turns to gravel; continue another three miles of short and steady climbs.
6. At the top, the road returns to pavement. Continue to the left and descend down into
Barnard - the midway point. The Barnard General Store, a great spot take a breather, is on your left.
7. To return to Woodstock, take a left at the Barnard General Store onto Route 12 and head south. Please be careful as Route 12 has narrow shoulders in spots. Ride 10 miles back to Woodstock Village, where the cows will welcome you home.
8. At the stop sign in the village center, take a right onto Route 4 to head around The Green and to the Inn.