Lets’ head to Connecticut for a special spring treat! Thanks to Carey who told me about The Audubon Greenwich Center, I was able to arrange a private 2 hour tour for our group. Jeff who works at the center will show us a short film in the Kimberlin Nature Ed. Center, give us a tour and history of the center and than take us on some of the trails for a hike of about 1 1/2 hours on fairly easy woods trails with varying terrain and some moderate ups and downs.
Hiking boots or shoes recommended, sneakers okay too.
This event is limited to 50 people and there is a charge of $10.00 per person. PLEASE BRING CASH TO SAVE TIME FOR EVERYONE and so we can squeeze everything in to the 2 hours!
Optional dinner after at The Doral Arrowwood Pub about 10 minutes away available for the first 35 to RSVP yes for dinner . Doral Arrowwood is 5.1 miles from the Audubon center located at 975 Anderson HIll Rd. in Rye Brook NY. .
This is a separate RSVP then for the event so make sure you sign up for dinner if you are interested. Please bring cash to make check out quicker and easier for everyone. Individual checks may be available. The PUb is located downstairs in the Doral Arrowwood Hotel, the last building with the circular driveway. Park in the guest lots to the right of the hotel.
Directions to Doral Arrowwood from Google: 1) Head south on Riversville Rd. (2.7 miles) 2) Turn right onto Sherwood Ave. (1 mile) 3) Turn left onto NY 120A S / King St. (.7 mi) 4) TUrn right onto Anderson HIll Rd. Doral Arrowwood Hotel will be on your rt. in about a mile.
We are now officially “tri”state”!
SCROLL DOWN FOR DIRECTIONS TO THE CENTER: Carpooling could be helpful. Post if you are interested in carpooling, willing to drive and how many you could take and plan your arrangements accordingly.
Directions To Audubon Greenwich
613 Riversville Road
Greenwich, CT 06831
From I-684 or Route 22 in New York:
Take I-684 to exit 3 (Armonk) and turn north onto Route 22. At the traffic light just after the right lane ends, turn south (right) onto North Greenwich Road (Route 433). Follow 2 miles to the stop sign at the intersection of John Street. The Audubon
entrance gate is on the left.
From I-95 in Connecticut:
Take I-95 to exit 3 and turn north onto Arch Street. Immediately after the light at Railroad Avenue, turn left onto Sound View Drive. At the street's end, turn right onto Field Point Road and take the next left onto Brookside Drive. At the end of Brookside, turn left onto Glenville Road. After 1.5 miles, turn right at the light onto Riversville Road. Drive 4.5 miles to the stop sign at John Street; the Audubon entrance gate is on your right.
From the Merritt Parkway / Hutch Parkway:
Take exit 28 (in Connecticut) and turn north onto Round Hill Road. After 1.5 miles, turn left onto John Street and follow 1.5 miles to the stop sign at the intersection with Riversville Road. The Audubon Greenwich entrance gate is on the right. (Please note: buses and some commercial vehicles are NOT allowed on the Hutch/Merritt Parkway.)
Via Public Transportation (train to taxi):
If traveling by train from Connecticut or the NY metro area, visitors can use your choice of two Metro-North Train lines (New Haven Line & the Harlem Line) to a taxi that can bring you to the center. The following are two nearby train stations, one from each train line. While these two seem to be the closest options, you can also reach Audubon Greenwich from other nearby stations.
Take the New Haven Line to the Greenwich Station and take a taxi from there. (distance in taxi = 7.5 miles via: Soundview Drive> Brookside Drive> Glenville Road> to Riversville Road. Follow north to Audubon Greenwich at 613 Riversville Road, Greenwich - at the intersection with John St)
Take the Harlem Line to the North While Plains train station and take a taxi from there. (distance in taxi = 7.5 miles via: Lake Street East> Purchase St> Locust St> Bedford St> John St> Audubon Greenwich, 613 Riversville Road, Greenwich - at the intersection with John St)
Directions and photo from the Audubon Greenwich site.