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SCCC's Branford Guilford Shoreline Ride


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Total Distance:  33.1 miles                        Elevation Gain:  1145 feet  


Degree of Difficulty Index:  1145 ft / 33.1 mi = 34.58 ft/mi        Terrain:  Flat to rolling


Killer Hills:           None


Geographical Region:  South Central Connecticut


Starting Location (city/town):  Branford


Starting Location (detailed directions to):  I-95 Exit 56 CPL (Leetes Island Road/Stony Creek), Branford 


Ride Description:  This very interesting and scenic ride travels over mostly flat terrain with a few hilly sections interspersed.  Amongst the shoreline locales it visits are Guilford Harbor, Chaffinch Island Park, Sachems Head and Stony Creek.  It uses Rt. 146 with its smooth pavement, wide shoulders, occasional shoreline and salt marsh views and relatively low traffic volume for ~ 1/3 of the ride.  Give it a try.  You'll like it. 


Facilities and Points of Interest:    



            Facilities - Points of Interest


Bishop's Orchards farm store (bathrooms; provisions)


Center of Guilford; Guilford Green to your left; various shops & eateries


Guilford Harbor; town dock; boat launch; views


Chaffinch Island Park; seasonal portable toilet; views


Commence ~ 4-mile tour around Sachems Head; outstanding views on L. I. Sound


Stony Creek; views of the Thimble Islands; gazebo; sight-seeing boat rides; harbor views


Stony Creek Market & Deli on the right


Pine Orchard Country Club's golf course


Bud's Fish Market on right and Lenny's restaurant on the left


Branford business district 0.1 miles straight ahead



Note:  This ride has been provided by the Southern Connecticut Cycle Club from its Ride Library  as a service to the Connecticut bicycling community





Ride description:  Wu-New127

Route sheet:  RS-New127


Ride submitted by:  SCCC (www.ctcycle.org)/DPS, 6/15/07




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