Champlain South

Champlain South
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Champlain South

Town: Old Lyme

Directions: To Meetinghouse Lane entrance: From I-95, take Exit 70; left onto Lyme Street; left onto McCurdy Road; left onto Johnny Cake Hill Road; left onto Meetinghouse Lane. Drive to end to parking area.

To Library Lane entrance: From I-95, take Exit 70, left onto Lyme Street; left onto Library Lane. Drive to end.

Where to Park: Parking is not clearly marked, but you can park by the entrances at the end of Meetinghouse Lane and at the end of Library Lane. There is no parking on Jadon Drive, the third entrance.

Description: Numerous trails are at least a mile long each and loop around the property. Trails are generally well marked, some steep inclines and declines. Property has old stone walls. Car traffic audible in northern portion of property, which abuts I-95.

Amenities: None.

Natural Features: A stream running through the property feeds the Duck River. Trails lead around a large bog and past 100-foot granite cliffs on the Library Lane side of property.

Fees: Free.

Good to know: Network of intersecting trails can be somewhat confusing to follow. Map on sign at entrances is more elaborate than printed map, so it's a good idea to take a photo of this map on digital camera and refer to it during the hike.

Owned by: Town of Old Lyme

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