This ride, for stronger cyclists, passes farms and scenic views with a good climb to Mountain Lake. A break at Mountain Lake Hotel on top of Salt Pond Mountain is in order.

Starting Point: Newport town park baseball field located on SR 42, 1.3 miles east of junction with US 460.

Distance: 24.4 miles.

Terrain: Long climb.

Mile Directions
0.0 From the town park proceed to the right (east) on SR 42.
0.3 Turn right on SR 601.
1.1 Left on SR 604.
2.5 Right on SR 700.
4.0 Continue left on SR 700 when SR 602 intersects from right.
8.5 TOP! Left on SR 613, steep descent.
13.5 Cross US 460 and continue straight on SR 772.
16.6 Left on SR 730.
19.5 Right on US 460 to Maybrook.
20.5 Left on SR 783.
22.0 Left on SR 700.
22.2 Right on SR 604.
23.6 Right on SR 601.
24.3 Left on SR 42.
24.4 Congratulations, you are back to the baseball field parking lot.

Public restrooms are available at the Mountain Lake Hotel. For general information and another route to the lake, see the description of the Mountain Lake ride.