Description from CTBikeRoutes: This challenging ride features a $1.00 ferry ride (ferry schedule) across the Connecticut River from Chester to Hadlyme followed by a very challenging series of hills (Joshuatown Road) during the first 8 miles of the ride. This section will definitely “focus your mind” and should be attempted only by riders who are in top condition. Having said that the ride travels some great back roads on the way to Rocky Neck State Park (suggested lunch/snack stop) and then heads back through Old Lyme and over the Baldwin Bridge bike path to Old Saybrook’s Otter Cove and then to Essex and on to Deep River via the very scenic River Road route.
Start: Rt. 9 Exit 6 (Rt. 148) commuter parking lot in Chester CT