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Sonya's Haddam Meadows Ride - extended


Total Distance: 42.9 miles                                           Elevation Gain: 2209 feet    


Degree of Difficulty Index:  2209 ft / 42.9 mi = 51.49 ft/mi                          Terrain: Rolling to Hilly


Killer Hills:     None


Geographic Region:  South Central


City/Town:  Chester


Starting Location:  Rt. 9 Exit 6 CPL (Rt. 148) in Chester


Ride Description:  This mostly rolling ride passes through lots of forested countryside with a stop @ Haddam Meadows State Park (across the Connecticut River from the decommissioned Connecticut Yankee Atomic Power Station), after which it heads north to Higganum before turning back into Killingworth. The route drops down into the southern part of Killingworth to Rt. 148, heads east to Winthrop, down onto a loop on the "Pond Meadows," and returns to the CPL via Ivoryton, Centerbrook, Deep River and a corner of Chester.

Bring a lunch or snack as there is no good place to purchase it en route. 







Haddam Meadows State Park: Portable toilets


Higganum: (For a convenience store, continue straight here on Rt. 154 down a short, steep hill)


For a convenience store, go right here to SS at Rt. 81, then left (south) on Rt. 81 for 0.2 mi.


Centerbrook: Convenience stores



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