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Branford Carousel Trip #1


Total Distance: 28.9 miles                                   Elevation Gain: 522 feet


Degree of Difficulty Index:  522 ft / 28.9 mi = 18.06 ft/mi                                 Terrain: Flat  


Killer Hills:           None


Geographical Region:  South Central Connecticut


City/Town:  Branford


Starting Location:  Site of Zane's Bicycle Shop's former parking lot, Cedar St. in Branford


Special Directions: Take I-95 Exit 54 (Cedar St). Follow Cedar St (towards the ocean) across Rt. 1 @ traffic light.  Parking lot is on the right just after passing light.


Ride Description:  This mostly flat ride travels through portions of Branford, East Haven and New Haven and visits several areas with spectacular views of Long Island Sound and of Branford Harbor.  The ride visits Foote Park and Lighthouse Park. There is much to see on this ride.


Facilities and Points of Interest:    



            Facilities - Points of Interest


Zane's Bicycle Shop's former parking lot


View of Branford Harbor


Views of Long Island Sound


Foote Park: Bathroom available (bike riding limited inside the park)


Branford Park: nice place for a snack stop; bathrooms available (seasonal)


Jetty overlooking Branford Harbor; can you spot where you were earlier? (mile cue


New Haven (Tweed) Airport


Fort Hale Park; check out the historical displays


Beginning of nice views of New Haven Harbor


Lighthouse Park: nice spot for a lunch or snack break --- lots of picnic tables (views)




Note: there are many convenience stores and other places to purchase food and beverages


along the route.






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Updated:  7/22/11



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