Greetings to All,
As I mentioned in last week's recap, this will be a new venue for CTSA -- a park setting on the east side of the Branford River, just north of the Brewer's Marina. There are picnic tables and a shelter. I think there might also be toilets. The walk from the parking lot to the overlook is paved, but it's a little distance. Jay tells me the parking lot opens at 9 AM, so it doesn't make sense to arrive earlier. Like Madison Beach Club, this site is designated for town residents, but with light usage, I expect no enforcement at this time of year.
From the overlook, the scene includes the river marinas in the middle distance and the bend in the river as it turns to run northwest through a more treed landscape. Think simplification.
We can expect clouds on Thursday, but mid-70's, little wind, and they say a low probability of rain.
I hope to see you there.
FOOTE MEMORIAL PARK – Melrose Avenue, Branford
Heading south on I-95, take Exit 55. Turn RIGHT on Rte 1 (East Main), and move to left lane. After 0.3 mi., turn LEFT (south) on Windmill Hill Road. After 0.5 mi., turn RIGHT (southwest) on Damascus Road. After 0.9 mi., Damascus merges with Pine Orchard Road. Stay straight, heading west for another 0.4 mile. Turn LEFT (south) on South Montowese Street, and continue for about 0.5 mile to the first stop sign. Turn right (west) on Indian Neck Avenue, and then take the first left (southwest) on Melrose Avenue. The park entrance is at the end of Melrose. The path to the overlook runs along the right side of the tennis courts.