[CT Birds] Pomerance Property - Directions

Jim Voros voros at sbcglobal.net
Sun Apr 22 15:30:23 EDT 2007


A few people have emailed me asking for directions to the Pomerance Property.  It sits adjacent (south) to the Mongomery Pinetum on Bible St but has direct access off Orchard St.  I dont know the specifics but it was opened to the public sometime around 2001 and used to be a private residence.  You can park on the street and enter the property by way of its driveway and unlocked gate.  
 
There's a bathroom to the left and a 'hobbit house' to the right. Go straight into the woods, or right over the bridge and past the lake. There are a lot of warblers here in the conifers. Walk up the driveway to the (abandoned) house or right down into the marshy area. Either way you are headed for the Pientum.  At the Pinetum is a manicured lily pond with benches and sculptures.  Very pretty area.  There's a map of the Montgomery trails here.   If you follow the newly paved roadway behind the garden enducation center it leads you to a picnic area. There are a bunch of trails you can pick up here that take you back to Pomerance.  Because it was a residence there are surprises around each corner with old gardens, chimneys and buildings.  Its not kept up but you can see how it must have been. It's good for a couple hours of walking and birding.  Also not too many people know about this place so its pretty quiet.
 
>From East (i.e. Stamford):
Take Putnam Ave (Rt 1) to Cos Cob
Right onto Sinawoy Rd (landmark: cos cob fire dept)
At Stop Sign bear left onto Orchard St (landmark Rinaldi's Country Deli)
Property is about 1/4 mile up the street on the right.  You can pull the car off the road into parallel parking spaces. There is very little to announce the property.
 
>From West (i.e. Portchester):
Take Putname Ave (Rt 1) to Cos Cob
Left onto Sinawoy Rd (landmark - Starbucks on right)
At Stop Sign bear left onto Orchard St (landmark Rinaldi's Country Deli)
Property is about 1/4 mile up the street on the right.  You can pull the car off the road into parallel parking spaces. There is very little to announce the property.
 
 
An alternative place to park is the Montgomery Pientum Park on Bible St (this you can google map)
Pomerance is just south of the Pientum with trails connecting it. Not sure where the two meet, they just blend into each other.
 
Enjoy.


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