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Chris' Stroll in the Park Ride


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Total Distance: 54.0 miles                         Elevation Gain:  917 feet  


Degree of Difficulty Index:  917 ft / 54.0 mi = 16.98 ft/mi                                  Terrain:  Flat  


Killer Hills:           None


Geographical Region:  South Central Connecticut


Starting Location (city/town):  Clinton


Starting Location (detailed directions to):  Clinton Town Marina/Dock, Riverside Drive, Clinton; from the I-95 Exit 63 (Rt. 81) off ramp, head south approx. 0.75 mi. on Rt. 81 (High St) to intersection w/ Rt. 1 at traffic light; turn right on Rt. 1 and proceed 0.25 mi. to Grove St @ traffic light; turn left on Grove St and proceed 0.65 mi. (almost to the ocean) and turn right on Riverside Drive; the Clinton Town Marina/Dock parking lot will be on your left in 0.10 mi.  


Ride Description:  This fairly flat ride heads east to Old Lyme through the towns of Clinton, Westbrook and Old Saybrook while visiting many shoreline sites w/ spectacular views of long Island Sound en route.  It features a double crossing of the CT River via the Baldwin Bridge bike path and stops at the CT DEP Marine Hdqtrs. before continuing on to the turn-around point at White Sands Beach in Old Lyme.  After re-crossing the CT River the ride follows an inland route on the return trip.


Facilities and Points of Interest:    



            Facilities - Points of Interest


Clinton Town Marina (and dock); portable toilets; seasonal snack shop


Hammock Point (views)


Commence 3/4 mile tour through Pilots Point Marina to Boom Restaurant (views)


Cornfield Point (views)


Saybrook Point (views)


Initial crossing of the CT River via the Baldwin Bridge bike path (1.0 mi.)


CT DEP Marine Headquarters; consider taking a ride on  boardwalk to end (special views)


White Sands Beach; ride's turnaround point (views)


Start re-crossing of the CT River via the Baldwin Bridge bike path


Clinton Town Marina (and dock); portable toilets; seasonal snack shop


Note:  There are numerous convenience stores, fast food shops and grocery stores along the route where you can easily replenish your supplies should the need arise.


www.ctbikeroutes.org                Ride description:  Wu-New094         Route sheet:  RS-New094

Ride submitted by:  Chris DiPalermo, 4/1/07 (updated 5/16/07)


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