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Total Distance: 57.5 miles                         Elevation Gain:  1826 feet  


Degree of Difficulty Index: 1826 ft / 57.5 mi = 31.76 ft/mi         Terrain:  Flat to rolling


Killer Hills:           Chittenden Hill Road @ 11.6 miles has a steep section that will focus your mind for five or ten minutes.


Geographical Region:  South Central Connecticut


City/Town:  Madison


Starting Location:  I-95 Exit 61 CPL (Rt. 79) in Madison 


Ride Description:  This exceptional ride travels on mostly back roads through the towns and villages of Madison, Killingworth, Clinton, Westbrook, Essex (including Ivoryton & Centerbrook villages) and Old Saybrook before returning to the starting point via a look-in at Hammonasset State Park.  The first third of the ride is the hilly portion w/ the rest of the ride being mostly flat.  Amongst the highlights are two crossings of the Hammonasset River, visits to the Villages of Ivoryton & Centerbrook (Essex Steam Train), visits to Saybrook Point and Ft. Saybrook Park, a look-in at Cornfield Point and a stop at Hammonasset State Park.  Much of the ride is shaded so it would be a fine ride even in the heat of the summer - if you stay hydrated. 


Facilities and Points of Interest:    



            Facilities - Points of Interest


I-95 Exit 61 CPL


Hammonasset River crossing via Chestnut Hill Rd. bridge


Start of killer hill:  Chittenden Hill Rd


Ivoryton Village (Essex)


Centerbrook Village (Essex) and site of Essex Steam Train


Views of North Cove (Old Saybrook)


Ft. Saybrook Park @ Saybrook Point (views)


Causeway over South Cove (views)


Entrance to Fenwick


Cornfield Point (views)


2nd crossing of the Hammonasset River


Meigs Point beach pavilion @ Hammonasset State Park (views)


I-95 Exit 61 CPL



Ride description:  Wu-New023    Route sheet:  RS-New023

Ride developed by:  R. T. Bob McKenzie, assisted by Betty Gunning

Ride submitted by:  Don Shildneck, 7/15/06


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