Beaver Brook Run
12.2-mile Loop in Lyme, East Haddam, Salem, and East Lyme, CT
This picturesque figure-8 run takes you down the quiet, wooded roads of Lyme, East Haddam, Salem and East Lyme, CT. You have the opportunity to encounter a variety of wildlife including deer, rabbits and birds.
Starting at Lyme Public Library on Hamburg Road (Route 156) in Lyme, CT, take a left out of the parking lot and jog three quarters of a mile to Salem Road. Take a right onto Salem Road, where you will be greeted with water views of Ed Ellis Pond.
Continue along as Salem Road turns into Essex Turnpike (upon entering East Haddam briefly). Take a right onto Darling Road in Salem, and then an immediate right up the hill on Gungy Road.
At the intersection with Beaver Brook Road, continue straight onto Grassy Hill Road up a long, challenging hill. At the top, take your first left onto Old Grassy Hill Road. (Note: the road is unmarked). You will begin a gradual decent back to Beaver Hill Road, where you will take a left. End this long run continuing along Beaver Brook Road back to Route 156.
Free parking is available at the Lyme Public Library located at 482 Hamburg Road (Route 156), Lyme, CT.
Directions from Route 11 S:
Take Route 11 to Exit 4 (the end of the highway). Take a right onto Route 82 towards Devil's Hopyard State Park. Take the first left onto Hamburg Road (Route 156). The library is 1.75 miles down on the right.
Directions from 1-95 N:
Take exit 70 and take a left onto Route 156 . Continue for 6 miles. The library is on the left.
Directions from I-95 S:
Take exit 75. Continue straight through the light (Flanders Four Corners) on Boston Post Road (Route 1). Take a right onto Upper Pattagansett Road (across from Ron's Guns and Holdridges). Continue on Upper Pattagansett and bear right at the fork onto Whistletown Road. Continue straight onto Beaver Brook Road. (Grassy Hill Road will be to the right and left, so follow the middle prong of the fork even though the signs are a little misleading.) Follow Beaver Brook Road to Hamburg Road (Route 156). The library will be on the left.