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SCCC's Shoreline Short Ride


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Total Distance:  10.3 miles                                              Elevation Gain:  290 feet


Degree of Difficulty Index:  290/10.3 = 28.15 ft/mi     Terrain:  Flat to rolling            Killer Hills:  None


Geographical Region:  Southwest Connecticut


Starting Location (city/town):  Milford


Starting Location (detailed directions to):  Jonathan Law High School, 20 Lansdale Ave., Milford, but meet at the parking lot on the Milford Point Road side (the parking lot farthest from Rt. 1), Take I-95 Exit 34.  At bottom of ramp turn left. Lansdale Ave is the first right (Walgreens on the corner).  Right on Lansdale Ave to the light at Milford Point Rd. Right at the light, then immediate right into the parking lot.


Ride Description:  This short ride travels over essentially flat terrain through interesting portions of Milford with relatively light traffic and features some outstanding views of L. I. Sound.  It visits the Audubon Center early in the ride, passes through Silver Sands State Park using service roads and provides a view of Milford Harbor towards the end of the ride.


Facilities and Points of Interest:    


            Facilities - Points of Interest


Jonathan Law High School


Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center (interesting displays inside; views from the 2nd deck)

Look for the osprey nests on platforms in the 840-acre Charles E. Wheeler Salt Marsh

Downtown Bridgeport and the Shakespeare Theater in Stratford are visible across the marsh


Walnut Beach, a Milford city beach is on the right


Nettleton Ave. was closed to through traffic when the state opened Silver Sands State Park


Start ride through Silver Sands State Park on service roads

This road used to be a direct connection between Broadway and East Broadway, but was closed when Silver Sands State Park opened. Portions are gravel for about a third of a mile.


Beach view at park exit


Terrific views from Fort Trumbull toward Gulf Beach and the entrance to Milford Harbor


Northeast Fisheries Science Laboratory, operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on right


View of Milford Harbor from dock at end of High St


Jonathan Law High School


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


www.ctbikeroutes.org                                                                 Ride description:  Wu-New133

Route sheet:  RS-New133

Ride submitted by:  SCCC (www.ctcycle.org/DPS, 6/16/07; updated 5/20/11)


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