About this event
Three States Along the Connecticut River -- NCR Rally Event #3 for 2018
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 traveled 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.
Those heading east on their return home could cross the river in North Brattleboro onto Route 9, which leads east to Keene, NH and beyond – Route 9 continues toward Concord (and intersects with Route 202), Route 101 toward Nashua and Manchester, Routes 10, 12 and 124 south toward Massachusetts.
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.
Sign-In & Waivers: 9:00 am
Mandatory Drivers Meeting: 9:30 am
Departure: 10:00 am
Lunch-Stop Goal: 12:30 pm
On-Site Registration Will NOT Be Available.
READ CAREFULLY AND COMPLETELY:
- Drivers must be at least 18 years of age, must have a valid driver’s license, and be a PCA member or affiliate.
- Guest participation requires prior approval of the NCR Rally Chair (Rally@ncr-pca.org).
- You must read and agree to adhere to the 2018 PCA Minimum Driving Tour Standards.
- You must certify that you have no known physical or mental problems that might jeopardize yourself or others if you participate in this event.
- You must agree to cancel or notify the registrar if you cannot attend this event.
All Adults will be required to sign a PCA Waiver at the Drivers Meeting prior to departure. Only adults may drive in this event.
Each Passenger in your vehicle who is a Minor must have a separate, properly executed PCA Minor Waiver signed by a Parent or Legal Guardian. No Exceptions! A Parent or Legal Guardian who is accompanying a Minor in your vehicle may sign the PCA Minor Waiver at the Drivers Meeting. If a Parent or Legal Guardian will not be accompanying the Minor in your vehicle, you MUST download and complete the PCA Minor Waiver Form. It is your responsibility to have this waiver PRINTED IN COLOR, executed, and signed by a Parent or Legal Guardian, and to bring it to the event. Contact the Rally Chair (Rally@ncr-pca.org) well in advance of the event if you have questions. No properly executed and signed PCA Minor Waiver for each Minor means no participation.