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Nature Connection Location Directions

Guida Farm Conservation Area: from Route 17 south (towards Durham), take the first left after Dooley Pond onto Round Hill Road. After 0.5 mi, at stop sign at intersection with Coleman and Round Hill, turn right into parking lot.
GPS: 300 Round Hill Road.

Highlawn Forest: on Route 66, 4 miles east from Interstate 91, exit 18 or 2.7 miles west from Main/Washington Street junction, Middletown. Trail head to right of CT Forest and Park Association building.
GPS: 16 Meriden Rd, Rockfall, CT 06481

Hubbard Brook Preserve, Maromas: take Route 9 or Route 154 to Aircraft Road (exit 19/old 10 from Route 9). Follow Aircraft Rd about 2.5 miles, turn right onto River Rd (marked with a small cardboard sign), parking on left ~1 mile from River Rd/Aircraft Rd JUNCTION
GPS: 3600 River Rd: this is NOT the section of River Road near downtown Middletown

Long Hill Estate: from Main/Washington St intersection, travel 1.4 miles west of Route 66/Washington St. Turn left on West Street (Walgreens is on the corner. At 0.8 miles, turn right onto Wadsworth St. We will be parking at SNOW SCHOOL, on the left, with the entrance driveway just past the intersection. We will gather to the right side of the school
GPS: 299 Wadsworth Street

McCutcheon Park Area/Crystal Lake: from Randolph Road (Route 155), turn south onto Millbrook Road. Follow Millbrook for 1.5 miles and take fifth right onto Livingston Road. After 0.2 miles, turn right into the park at Crystal Lake. Meet towards the left near the picnic pavilion.
GPS address: 100 Livingston Road.

Mattabesset River Trail: Newfield Street to Tuttle Road, then right on to Tuttle Place to cul-de-sac. Using a two-mile section of the Multi-use Trail system, we will walk along the Mattabesset River.
GPS: 54 Tuttle Place

Middletown Nature Garden: from Route 17, turn west on Randolph Road about 0.3 miles. The park entrance with a dark brown sign is on the left (between Brown St and Long Hill Rd)
GPS: 1495 Randolph Road

Mt. Higby: on Route 66, about a quarter-mile west of the junction with Higby Road (former Red Dog Saloon), look for an unmarked driveway on the right (north) with an orange cone that leads to the reservoir (this is west of the driveway with mail box #238 Route 66, Middlefield). Follow it to the buildings and park.
River Road/Harbor Park: meet at Harbor Park, between restaurant and boat houses GPS: 80 Harbor Dr, Middletown, CT 06457
Spiderweed Preserve: at bend in Dripps Road, 500 ft from Saybrook Rd
GPS address: 60 Dripps Rd; sometimes the Dripps Rd sign is missing

Wadsworth State Park: at the parking lot on 721 Wadsworth St, Middletown