This 30ish mile loop will take you down scenic country roads passing through the towns of New London, Springfield and Wilmot. Old stone churches, lake and mountain views, wildflowers (and sometimes wildlife) will make the climbing 100% worth all the effort! Starting at the Flying Goose, head west on NH Rt 114, passing the intersection for I-89 you’ll start your first climb going up King Hill Road. At the top, you’ll be rewarded with pretty views and a nice rolling decent. At the Intersection of King Hill and Rt. 103A, turn right and head toward New London. Shortly after you will come to a stop sign. Turn Left and continue on Route 103A. You will pass Lake Sunapee and Herrick Cove. This road will intersect with Rt 11 close to I-89. Go straight across the road to Otterville Road.
Take your first right onto Little Lake Sunapee Road. This follows the backside of the lake and connects with Rt 114 (also called Little Sunapee Road). At this intersection, turn left. The next few miles will have some decent short climbs and then a short reprieve as you pass by Lake Kolelemook. After you pass the lake, turn right at the next intersection onto Four Corners Road. Stay here until you hit the stop sign at Rt 4A. Take a right. There is a one-mile climb and then the next 9 miles are primarily downhill. You have beautiful fields and distance hill views on this section. Large portions of the land to your left hand-side is in conservation, so keep an eye out for wildlife!
Take a right onto Campground Road all the way to Wilmot Flat and turn right onto Village Road. This will take you past Tannary Pond and Chase Pond, then briefly back onto Rt 11. Take a right onto Elkins Road – if you’re running low on energy, the Park n Go deli at this intersection has plenty of great snacks and ice cream! Stay on this road until you arrive at the next stop sign looking out over Pleasant Lake. Turn left and enjoy a brief scenic flat before you start about two miles of climbing back to the Goose.