Join us for AARCH’s first architectural tour by bicycle, led by Program Director, Kate Ritter. This scenic route will take us through the rolling Boquet Valley, a region that is known for its fertile farmland and charming hamlets.
Meeting at the Whallonsburg Grange, we will begin by heading north and west on Cook Road to tour Black Kettle Farm, owned by the Eddy Foundation, a private conservation organization which has conserved more than 3,000 acres of land.
We will then head onto Leaning Road until we reach Full and By Farm, where we’ll enjoy a freshly prepared lunch followed by a tour of the barns and the adaptively rehabilitated silo-turned-residence.
Pedaling up NYS Route 22, we will stop at the 1826 octagonal Boquet Schoolhouse for a tour with Shirley LaForest, Essex Town Historian, before turning onto Middle Road and enjoying a tour of the 1828 Federal-style Eggleston farmhouse.
The final leg of our tour will afford us open views of the valley and the High Peaks beyond, as we coast back down to the Grange for a post-ride snack.
FEE: $40 for AARCH members and $50 for non-members. Lunch is included.
This bike tour covers 9.3 miles, and is intended for intermediate cyclists. Participants are required to provide their own bicycle, water, and helmet. Road surface is a combination of pavement and packed dirt.