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Guilford Coastal Explorer


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Total Distance:  25.8 miles                        Elevation Gain:  704 feet  


Degree of Difficulty Index:  704 ft / 25.8 mi = 27.28 ft/mi          Terrain:  Flat to rolling


Killer Hills:           None


Geographical Region:  South Central Connecticut


Starting Location (city/town):  Guilford


Starting Location (detailed directions to):  Calvin Leete School, 280 South Union St., Guilford; I-95 Exit 59 (Goose Lane); right on Goose Lane; cross Rt. 1 @ light to stop sign; right on Rt. 146 for ~ ¾ mile; left on South Union St (sign for K of C Hall on corner) for ~ ¼ mile; school is on the left; ample parking on weekends; tight to non-existent parking when school is in session.  Use Exit 59 CPL if the school parking lot is unavailable. Ride your bike using these directions from the CPL, so you can start the ride at the school.


Ride Description:  Explore the many hidden corners of Guilford's craggy coastline, including Island Bay, Sachems Head Harbor, Indian Cove, Chaffinch Island and Guilford Point with their frequent water views.  The suggested lunch stop occurs late in the ride at Guilford Green.


Facilities and Points of Interest:    



            Facilities - Points of Interest


Guilford Green on the left; various stores


Occasional views of Island Bay


Joshua Cove


Sachem Head Harbor


Causeway to Vineyard Point


Start counterclockwise tour of Vineyard Point; note the lovely homes


Indian Cove


More views of Indian Cove


Chaffinch Island Park


Guilford village; green to the left; possible lunch/snack stop


Guilford Town Beach


Guilford Harbor and boat launch




Ride description:  Wu-New129

Route sheet:  RS-New129


Ride submitted by:  Tom Ebersold/DPS, 6/6/07 (updated 7/22/07)




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