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Pattaconk Lake Pedal


Total Distance: 33.4 miles                   Elevation Gain: 1381 feet  


Degree of Difficulty Index: 1441 ft / 33.4 mi = 42.89 ft/mi               Terrain: Rolling


Killer Hills: None


Geographical Region: South Central Connecticut


City/Town: Clinton


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


Ride Description:  This is a neat ride on the back roads of Clinton, Killingworth, Chester and Westbrook.  Featured is a visit to Pataconk Lake in the Cockaponsett State Forest, which is a beautiful spot for a lunch or snack break stop. 


Note: There are no facilities along this route at which to purchase food or drink.


Facilities and Points of Interest:    



            Facilities - Points of Interest


Gazebo overlooking small pond; nice view


Little red schoolhouse @ island


Beginning of great downhill swoop


Pataconk Lake; Good snack stop: Nice views. PortOlets available in upper parking lot


Entrance to Chester Airport


Messerschmidt Pond. Take a break here: nice views


Beginning of great biking road w/ smooth surface and gentle turns. One of my favorites!


Clinton Country Club on the left




Wu-SL046 abb





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