The West Loop tour guides visitors through the communities of Dover-Foxcroft, Guilford, Abbot, Monson, Greenville, Greenville Junction, Shirley, Blanchard, Elliotsville, Willimantic and Sangerville. The entire loop is less than 85 miles in length, and the scenery and rich history and cultural heritage of the region make it well worth the trip. Visitors will pass by the county’s only covered bridge (and hear the tale of how the former bridge washed downstream to Dover-Foxcroft during the big Flood of 1987), and learn about the area’s textile and wood products manufacturers; a teenage entrepreneur who founded a business empire in Abbot; slate quarries and the Finnish folk who moved here to work them and much more. This loop takes visitors past LakeHebron, Spectacle Pond and Moosehead Lake. Sightings of deer, moose and eagles are a distinct possibility.