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Chatfield Hollow Ride


Total Distance: 31.8 miles                   Elevation Gain: 1682 feet  


Degree of Difficulty Index: 1682 ft / 31.8 mi = 52.89 ft/mi               Terrain: Rolling to hilly


Killer Hills: One notable hill climbing out of Chatfield Hollow on Rt. 80


Geographical Region: South Central Connecticut


City/Town: Clinton


Starting Location:  I-95 Exit 63 CPL (Rt. 81) in Clinton


Ride Description:  This ride is a little different!  It travels through some pretty Clinton residential areas en route to Killingworth and some real country road riding.  The ride enters Chatfield Hollow State Park (possible lunch or snack break stop) using an interesting rear entrance off a dirt road (ok for road bikes).  After a lunch/snack break overlooking the lake in the park, the ride climbs out of the hollow (tough climb) to a height of land in Killingworth. Then enjoy a mostly downhill return ride to the starting point...also over some interesting country roads.  Although this ride is a hilly sucker, it's a "keeper."


Facilities and Points of Interest:    



            Facilities - Points of Interest


Irene Sheldon Park (portable toilet and athletic fields)


Beginning of dirt road to the rear entrance to Chatfield Hollow State Park


Lunch/snack break @ picnic tables overlooking small lake


Beginning of tough climb out of the hollow on Rt. 80


Beginning of a great (mostly) downhill swoop to next turn (left onto River Rd @ 20.0 mi)


Gazebo overlooking small pond (nice spot for a break)


Friendly's Restaurant @ traffic light


Convenience store @ next traffic light


Clinton Town Dock; restaurant in season, portable toilets


Clinton Green




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