You're Invited! CT Sierra Club Summer

Potluck Picnic and Hike

When: Saturday, August 8th at 1pm
Who: Everyone! New members, old members, families and friends are all welcome
Where: Seven Falls Park, Haddam, CT (Click here for directions)

Contact Amanda:  860-416-0081, or amanda.kenyon@sierraclub.org

Delightfully rustic, Seven Falls Park is a beautiful, small, roadside park with waterfalls, a brook, and a shady picnic area.  Join us for a potluck picnic and meet your fellow club members to socialize or learn about our environmental activism and fun outings going on in state. Bring a dish with 4-5 servings, and a place-setting for yourself, as well as a water bottle. There is a charcoal grill on-site. We will have just one picnic table, so please bring camping chairs or picnic blanket, if possible. Feel free to bring games and activities.  

Pre-Picnic Hike 10:30 a.m. 
Come hike – and celebrate – the National Park Service’s recently designated New England Trail.  We will hike the Bear Hill Loop Trail section, along a brook, past waterfalls, stone walls, and rock ridges.  Expect intermediate terrain with some short steep parts at a medium pace.  Bring boots, water.  Leave 10:30 a.m. from Seven Falls Park, Haddam.  

For up-to-the-minute changes please join our Facebook events: 
Hike - https://www.facebook.com/events/1637901293133198/

FROM HARTFORD, NORTHERN CT:
take I-91 South.  Go 10 miles
Exit left onto Rt. 9 South.  Go 10 miles
Take exit #10, marked “Rt. 154”
turn right at the end of the ramp onto Rt. 154 South.  Go 0.8 miles
left into a tiny gravel driveway, at a CT state-shaped sign for “Seven Falls Park”.  (If you pass “Mama Roux’s” restaurant on the left, you went too far.)
Meet in the parking lot

FROM NEW HAVEN AREA:
I-91 North.  Go 19 miles
Take exit #18, following signs onto Rt. 66 East.  Go 7.5 miles
At the next light, turn right, following signs onto Rt. 9 South.  Go 4.5 miles
Take exit #10, marked “Rt. 154”
turn right at the end of the ramp onto Rt. 154 South.  Go 0.8 miles
take the next left into a tiny gravel driveway, at a CT state-shaped sign for “Seven Falls Park”.  (If you pass “Mama Roux’s” restaurant on the left, you went too far.)
Meet in the parking lot

FROM SOUTHEAST CT SHORELINE:
Take I-95 South to Old Saybrook
Exit onto Rt. 9 North.  Go 18.5 miles
Take exit #10, marked “Rt. 154”
turn right at the end of the ramp onto Rt. 154 South.  Go 0.8 miles
take the next left into a tiny gravel driveway, at a CT state-shaped sign for “Seven Falls Park”.  (If you pass “Mama Roux’s” restaurant on the left, you went too far.)
Meet in the parking lot

FROM FAIRFIELD / HOUSATONIC COUNTIES:
FROM I-95 NORTHBOUND:
Take I-95 North, to New Haven, exit onto I-91 North.  Go 19 miles
Take exit #18, following signs onto Rt. 66 East

FROM MERRITT PARKWAY:
Take the Merritt Parkway Northbound to Meriden
Take exit #68, and keep following signs thru a long interchange onto Rt. 66 East

FROM EITHER WAY:
Continue on Rt. 66 East 7.5 miles to Middletown
continue straight at a big intersection with Main St., (leaving Rt. 66.)
At the next light, turn right, following signs onto Rt. 9 South.  Go 4.5 miles
Take exit #10, marked “Rt. 154”
turn right at the end of the ramp, onto Rt. 154 South.  Go 0.8 miles
take the next left into a tiny gravel driveway, at a CT state-shaped sign for “Seven Falls Park”.  (If you pass “Mama Roux’s” restaurant on the left, you went too far.)
Meet in the parking lot

FROM EASTERN CT:
head to Willimantic
get onto Rt. 66 West.  Follow it about 28 miles
Rt. 9 South
Stay on Rt. 9 South 4.8 miles
Take exit #10, marked “Rt. 154”
turn right at the end of the ramp, the light onto Rt. 154 South.  Go 0.8 miles
take the next left into a tiny gravel driveway, at a CT state-shaped sign for “Seven Falls Park”.  (If you pass “Mama Roux’s” restaurant on the left, you went too far.)
Meet in the parking lot

FROM WESTERN CT, DANBURY, WATERBURY:
Take I-84 Eastbound
Exit onto I-691 East.  Go 8.9 miles
In Meriden, continue straight, as the road becomes Rt. 66 East
Continue on Rt. 66 East 7.5 miles
go straight at a big intersection crossing Main St., (leaving Rt. 66), going with the “Rt. 9 South” sign.
At the next light, turn right, following signs onto Rt. 9 South.  Go 4.5 miles
Take exit #10, marked “Rt. 154”
turn right at the end of the ramp, the light onto Rt. 154 South.  Go 0.8 miles
take the next left into a tiny gravel driveway, at a CT state-shaped sign for “Seven Falls Park”.  (If you pass “Mama Roux’s” restaurant on the left, you went too far.)
Meet in the parking lot
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