499 Black Rock Turnpike
Redding, CT 06896
Leader: Joe & Kathy B.
easy walk with parking and restrooms
499 Black Rock Tpke, West Redding, CT
From White Plains : I-684N to I-84E ; take Exit 6 Newtown Road East (toward Bethel) .3m
then right turn on Payne Road which turns into CT 58-Putnam Park Road (six miles total)
Park entrance is at the intersection of Route 58 &107.
From West: I-84, take Exit 5 to Rte 53 South for 3.4 miles to Rte 302. Take Rte 302 East for
1.6m to Rte 58. Take Rte 58 South for 2.8 m. Putnam Memorial at intersection of Rte 58 &107.
42-45 miles from White Plains
When collecting, please obey COMA’s guidelines – which include no uprooting of noninvasive plants and no commercial collecting – as well as the policy of the property we are visiting. Note that sometimes the ‘do not disturb wildlife’ policy of parks we visit will have exceptions granted to us for identification purposes. Please remember to ask our walk guides about collection guidelines for these properties.
Our walks are followed by a communal lunch and a mushroom identification session. Bring your lunch (and something to share) and a mushroom manual to help with the identification of our finds. (COMA cannot be responsible for mushroom identification).