Rally Event #3 - Three States Along the Connecticut River Download as iCal file
Saturday, July 14, 2018, 10:00am

Come with us on a pastoral three-state rally event into the western upcountry of New Hampshire and down to the Connecticut River Valley.  We’ll kick off the tour in Dublin, NH, convening at Carr’s Store and Gas Station at the intersection of Route 101 and Route 137 – great place to top off the tank, perhaps get a cuppa and a treat.

After Waiver Signing and the Drivers Meeting, we’ll travel up through Dublin, home of Yankee Magazine and The Old Farmer’s Almanac.  Then, we’ll head north and west to pass through the neat little towns of Harrisville (well-preserved 19th-century mill town, nine lakes and ponds), Nelson (origin of Contra-Dancing), Sullivan, and Gilsum (Home of Badger Balm and The Annual Gilsum Rock Swap & Mineral Show) on our way to intersect with the Connecticut River just south of Walpole, NH (L.A. Burdick Chocolates & home of Ken Burns).

We’ll follow the River south along little travelled River Valley farm country and the towns of Westmoreland, Chesterfield, Hinsdale and Winchester before crossing into Northfield, Massachusetts, on toward Bernardston, MA, and proceed to a beautiful, welcoming location for our lunch – dedicated parking for our cars, dedicated dining area for our group, individual ordering (and checks) off the menu – pub style.

After lunch, your options are open: continue with the group drive or … in Bernardston there is the “Destination Shopping Area” of the Kringle Candle complex, an interesting off-shoot of Yankee Candle (Kringle was started by father and son team, the founders of Yankee Candle), founded in 2009.  For those wishing to continue the drive, we will head north, scooting past Satan’s Kingdom, entering Vermont (our third state!), continuing along the Connecticut River, on the west bank, through interesting small towns including Vernon and Guilford before arriving at Brattleboro, a dynamic 60’s throwback town where we will end our trip.

Planning for this NCR Rally Event is courtesy of Doreen and Harv Ames.

Assembly Point:  Parking lot on the West side of Carr’s Store, 1561 Main Street, Dublin, NH (corner of Route 101 and Route 137 (Brush Brook Road).
Various drinks – Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Soda, etc. -- and snacks available inside.

& Waivers:  9:00 am;   Mandatory Drivers Meeting:  9:30 am
Departure:       10:00 am;         Goal for Lunch Stop:  12:30 pm

REGISTRATION CLOSED. Capacity Limit Reached.  Please join us for another Rally Event this season.


Contact rally@ncr-pca.org

Location Carr's Store & Gas Station
1561 Main Street