Saturday, 08/12/17 – Club Drive: Salmon River Airline Trail

Club Drive: Salmon River Airline Trail
Saturday, August 12, 2017
10:00am – All Ages
Salmon River Airline Trail (map)
231 River Rd
Colchester, CT, USA 06415

River Road follows the bank of the Salmon River from where Jeremy Brook joins Blackledge River to create the Salmon River. Our drive will follow this road to the Comstock Bridge, one of only a few covered bridges in CT. There, after we view the Bridge, we will turn around and return along the same road back to our parking lot.

Route 2 to Exit 16 (route 149)
Right onto 149 to River Road (from either direction on Rt 2)
Follow River Road (winding & hilly) to junction of South Rd and River Rd.
Note State Park Sign and CVDC Sign
Continue Left on River Road to parking lot on right.

From Route 16: can be tricky because if coming from East Hampton you will actually pass the Comstock Bridge. DO NOT turn in there. Proceed to the intersection of 16 and 149; turn left onto rt 149. River Rd will be on your left. (If you are traveling north on 149 cross over 16, continue on 149 until you reach River Rd on your left.) Google maps does a good job of showing this. If in doubt, call or email Marguerite.


Other Info
Drive distance is approx. 5 miles (1 mile pavement to bridge, 1.5 miles packed dirt, and back again = 5 miles). The road is mostly level. The area is used by fishermen, hikers, etc. There is two way traffic on this road.
Call or email Marguerite at 860-267-6552 / to let us know you are coming.


CT Valley’s Driving Derby competition consists of three rounds over a course consisting of pairs of cones and marathon-type obstacles in a . Each driver will be timed through a numbered course of obstacles/gates in the proper direction and in numerical order to the finish line. Total time determines placings and the lowest time wins.

We are offering both training level and preliminary level. Drivers may enter horses of any breed and size, from minis to drafts. $40 per entry. Helmets & Coggins/rabies required. Groom required for all turnouts except single mini or single small pony. Gates open at 9 am, mandatory driver’s meeting at 10 am, first competitor on course at 11 am.

300 East Haddam Road (Rt. 82)
Salem, CT, USA 06420


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Some great pictures were taken by Sandy of Baskwood Photos a few years ago, who happened to tag along to our first July Fun Day/Scurry with one of our members, and returned for that October’s club drive at Lord Creek.

Plus: take a peek at just some of the lovely photos taken by Lisa Cenis of Shoot That Horse during one of our annual Horse Driving Trials.

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