Trip report

Summer motorcycle ride to Rock River, VT

Other DATE: 07/11/2015 - 07/11/2015

Trip/Event Location: Concord, NH

Trip Leader(s): g-man

Max # People: 15

Trip Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money

Difficulty Level: Easy

Time for a motorcycle ride in the warmth of the summer season!  As a destination, I'd like to suggest Rock River in Williamsville VT.  It is a

Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:

Motorcycle riders - Meeting at 9am on Main Street in front of state capitol in Concord NH

Meeting at 10am at 95 Main Street in Keene (in front of the Colonial Theater)

Rock River Directions: From Brattleboro, take State Route 30 north. After 7 or 8 miles, when you see the turnoff for Maple Valley Ski Area, continue north on SR-30 for another 1.5 miles, until you reach the Williamsville Road turnoff on the left. The turnoff is just before a large bridge over Rock River. Pull over and park on the east end of the bridge. Cross dangerous SR-30 very carefully, head short way up road, and on right there is a dirt road into camps; some are abandoned and collapsed. Ignore residents, respect their privacy and walk past camps onto dirt path that heads toward the river. Be careful on trecherous rock.  Don't carry a lot of gear. Soon you will see clothing optional sign. Take off your clothes and join the men. At large staircase of timbers, go over it, and head down at next staircase. Cross there to path on other side or go onto rapids at next bend where many welcoming naked men can be found. Be prepared to get drenched if you loose your footing in the pool. 

Trip Report/Photos

We had participants from four states taking part in the ride/hike (Maine, New Hampshire, Mass & Connecticut).  The motorcycle ride was good if somewhat challenging personally - I've decided that I'm definitely a short-ride guy!  :-)  But glad to have the chance to ride with others.  Rock River was every bit as incredible as I'd been told - beautiful setting, incredible water on a hot day, lots of nude men enjoying the sun and water.  The hike in is challenging in only a few spots, so I'd encourage anyone who has been put off by the description to give it a try.  Camping at Mountainside in Hinsdale that evening was wonderful - a men-only campground with a variety of sleeping options from tents to luxury cabins.  Fantastic community feel to the entire place, and very classy as well!  We joined in with their awesome potluck dinner Saturday night and felt very welcome.  Overall a great weekend for a rather unique GO outing!  Thanks to all who took part.

Gregg - Durham

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Members That Participated


Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous

durham, NH

United States

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate

Boston / Cape Ann, MA

United States

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous

Kennebunk, ME

United States
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