Klocks' lakeside property
DIRECTIONS TO ANDOVER LAKE --
Klocks' lakeside property
Route from Hartford area, other than from Glastonbury and areas southeast of Hartford:
Take Route 84 East, through Hartford, then 384 East and Route 6 toward Andover. When Route 384 ends in Bolton, the road splits— left fork is Route 44 and right fork is Route 6. (Route 44 -- do not take -- heads off through Coventry toward Storrs.) Take Route 6 and head east toward Andover. After the light at the intersection of Routes 6 and 316, go right at the next light, Lake Road. At four-way stop where Merritt Valley Road intersects Lake Road, continue straight ahead on Lake Road. (See directions below for parking alternatives.)
Route from Ellington / Vernon direction:
Take CT-83 (Somers Rd.) toward Hartford. Turn left onto CT-74 (Union St.) and then right onto CT-31(Grove St.). In Coventry, CT-31 "joins" CT-44. Go left at that intersection, and almost immediately after turning onto CT-44, go right onto Swamp Road. In about two miles, go right onto South St. After about a half mile, bear left onto US-6, heading east toward Andover. In Andover, after the lights at the intersection of Bunker Hill and Route 6 and at the intersection of Routes 6 and 316, go right at the next light, Lake Road. At four-way stop where Merritt Valley Road intersects Lake Road, continue straight ahead on Lake Road. (Assuming you are heading to the lake property and not the house on Merritt Valley Road. To reach the house, you go right at the four-way stop.) . (See directions below for parking alternatives.)
Our PREFERRED route FROM GLASTONBURY and other areas southeast of Hartford:
Take Hebron Avenue (Route 94) toward Hebron. When Route 94 joins Route 85 in Hebron, go left on Route 85 toward Bolton, Gay City State Park, etc. Just before entrance to Gay City, which is on left, go right on London Road toward Andover. (There is a sign at this right turn for Hurst farm.)
Go straight ahead at the stop sign (a four-way stop) at which point you will be in Andover on Boston Hill Road. Continue several miles to the next stop sign at which point you turn left on Hebron Road (Route 316) in Andover, this has nothing to do with Hebron Ave. other than showing how Hebron used to be much more important years ago.
Turn right at the light. You are now on Route 6.
Go right at the next light, Lake Road. Four-way stop where Merritt Valley Road intersects Lake Road, continue straight ahead on Lake Road. You will pass driveways, on your right, some paved. Watch for Lakeview Drive, nearly a mile beyond the stop sign, on your right, unpaved but graded.. (See parking alternatives below.)
Alternate route from Glastonbury and other areas southeast of Hartford:
If you prefer to take Route 2 toward Hartford, Route 84 East, 384 East and Route 6 to reach Andover, this is less rural generally and has some stretches of four-lane highway, that is fine; it will take about the same amount of time. When Route 384 ends in Bolton, the road splits into Route 44 and Route 6. (Route 44, which you do not take, heads off through Coventry toward Storrs.) Take Route 6 and head east toward Andover. After the light at the intersection of Routes 6 and 316, go to next light and turn right onto Lake Road. At four-way stop, continue straight ahead on Lake Road. You will pass driveways, on your right, some paved. Watch for Lakeview Drive, nearly a mile beyond the stop sign, on your right, unpaved but graded..
Parking alternatives: At the intersection of Lakeview Drive and Lake Road, make a choice – either turn onto Lakeview Dr. and find some parking per the instructions immediately following, or continue on Lake Road for a short distance to some alternate parking along Lake Road, which is described in the second paragraph after this sentence..
First choice, parking on Lakeview Drive:
Turn right on Lakeview Dr.., and turn left when you have a choice about a quarter of mile or less after turning onto the road. There are houses on the right, alongside the lake, and close to the stonewall, you will see a house on the left. Park near the opening in the stonewall, taking care to avoid blocking folks’ driveways. From here, walk through the opening in the stonewall and along the rough road to an area cleared for parking, where you should see Peter’s car. There is a short path through the trees to our deck and picnicking area.
Alternate parking, alongside Lake Road:
If you prefer alternate parking, do not turn right at Lakeview Drive, continue further along Lake Road . After you pass Lakeview Drive, there are just two houses on the right side of the road, though there are several houses on the left. Our property is undeveloped, but almost immediately after passing the newest house, second on the right after Lakeview Drive, you will see an opening through some rocks and a cleared area with a rough road up into the treed area. Park at the entrance to our property and walk up the "road," Pull in without blocking the rough road or park alongside Lake Road at that point, but do not drive up that road, since driving even a few yards up this track can be rough on cars. Park and lock you car and follow that road and path to a clearing overlooking the lake. There is a path on the left which leads down to our deck and picnicking area.
I will try to mark the entrances to these paths with signage to help you find our property. We have permission from our closest neighbors, adjacent to the wall, lakeside, to use their bathroom — unlocked door entered on the left side of the house, up a few steps, as you face the lake — should you need those facilities. I will alert all the neighbors to the possibility of cars parking along Lakeview Drive. There are no parking restrictions — it’s still a bit rural out there, thankfully. (Rain contingency: 50 Merritt Valley Road.. After turning onto Lake Road from Route 6, turn right at the stop sign, and go to the second house on the left -- mossy grey-green house with many, many small windows on the front porch. Park in driveway.)
For a preview, see photo below, we are in upper center, in midst of least developed area of shoreline. Straight "line" in upper left is the dam.
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