Helpful Tips for many of the venues we visit, offered up by Sandy, hence Sandy's cHeat Sheets......Get it- heat sheet, cheat sheet, you're getting information before the "test"??? :) These will be updated periodically.
Albertus Magnus College
From the north: Follow the Wilbur Cross Parkway (Route 15) to Exit 61 (Whitney Ave.) Turn right and follow Whitney Ave. about 4 miles to Ogden Street. Turn right onto Ogden and proceed to Prospect Street. Turn right onto Prospect Street and take a left onto Huntington Street. The Athletic
Center is just ahead on the left.
700 Prospect Street
New Haven, Connecticut
Canterbury School- Higgins Aquatics Center
From the North:
Follow I-84 West to Exit 15 and turn right onto Route 67. You must make a left at about 1-1/2 miles to continue on Route 67 for about 17 miles. This will bring you into New Milford. At the intersection of Routes 67 and 202, bear left for approximately 2/10 of a mile to the Village Green. Turn right at the Green and proceed north to the end. Turn left at the stop sign and make an immediate right onto Aspetuck Avenue. Proceed to the crest of the hill.
101 Aspetuck Avenue
New Milford, Connecticut 06776
East Hartford High School
FROM SOUTH: I-91 North: take exit 25, route 3. Keep to left and take Route 2 to East Hartford, exit 5A to Main Street. Turn right at first light at Brewer Street. Turn left at 2nd light and school will be
approximately ½ mile on the left.
869 Forbes Street
East Hartford, Connecticut 06118
Farmington Valley YMCA
From 91 North, take the Bradley Airport Exit 40- (Route 20.) Proceed to the exit
just before the airport. The Sign will say "Granby, East Granby." You will also see
a sign for the "Newgate Prison" shortlybefore the exit. Proceed straight off the
exit. You are now on Route. 20. Go through the center of East Granby (the
Congregational Church on the right). Proceed on Route 20. Go through the light
at Newgate Rd.Stay on Route 20. Proceed on Route 20 until you come to RT 10
Salmon Brook St. Take a left onto Route 10. Follow Route 10 South. Stay on RT
10 past McLean Game Refuge. As you approach a Stop & Shop on the left,
shortly after that you will see the Farmington Valley YMCA on the Right.
97 Salmon Brook Street
Granby, Connecticut 06035
1605 Sherman Ave
Hamden, Connecticut 06514
Indian Valley Family YMCA
Distance: 39.90 mi Time: 50 mins
Start at 81 S ELM ST, WALLINGFORD going toward HENRY ST - go 0.2 mi
Turn Right on CENTER ST(CT-150) - go 1.5 mi
Turn Left to take ramp onto I-91 N toward HARTFORD - go 23.7 mi
Take exit #29/E. HARTFORD (I-84 E)/BOSTON onto US-5 N - go 0.6 mi
Continue on CT-15 N toward BOSTON (I-84 E) - go 1.5 mi
Merge onto I-84 E - go 8.2 mi
Take exit #64-65/VERNON CENTER (CT-83)/ROCKVILLE onto TALCOTTVILLE RD(CT-83) toward #64/ROCKVILLE - go 3.4 mi
Turn Left on WINDSORVILLE RD(CT-74) - go 0.8 mi
Turn Right on PINNEY ST(CT-286) - go 0.2 mi
Arrive at 11 PINNEY ST, ELLINGTON, on the Right
Indian Valley Family YMCA
11 Pinney St.
Ellington, Connecticut 06029
Harvard University- Blodgett Pool
DIRECTIONS FOR HARVARD POOL: The street address for Blodgett Pool is 65 North Harvard Street, Boston MA 02163.
From the West: Take the Massachusetts Turnpike east to Exit 18 (Allston/Cambridge). After paying toll, bear left at fork towards Alls-ton. Turn right at second set of lights onto North Harvard Street. Pro-ceed approximately one mile. The entrance to the Harvard Business School parking lot will be on your right, on Albert H. Gordon Road, opposite the football stadium.
65 North Harvard Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02163
Take either the Wilbur Cross Parkway or I-91 North to Meriden. Take I-691 West. Take exit 7 (Downtown Meriden). At the bottom of the ramp veer left to the stop sign. Continue straight to the next stop sign (CAUTION: traffic from right does not stop). Continue straight on State Street to the intersection with East Main Street. Take a right and cross the railroad tracks onto West Main Street (One Way Road). Get into left lane. Continue to the intersection of West Main Street and Butler Avenue. The YMCA is on your far left. Take a left onto Butler Avenue. Parking is available in the municipal lot on the left.
110 West Main Street
Meriden, Connecticut 06450
Middletown High School
From 91 North take exit 18. Take Route 691 to Route 66 towards Middletown. Follow Route 66 through Middletown to Main Street. Turn right onto Main Street and follow to the intersection of Union Street and South Main Street. Take a right at light and follow the signs to Route 17 South onto South Main Street. Follow South Main Street until you pass Iliano's Restaurant on your left. Take a left at the caution light. Follow the road (bearing left at the fork) to the stop sign. Take a right onto Huntington Hill Avenue. The High School will be on your left.
Directions via 95 North:
Take 95N to exit 90. Take a right at the bottom of the exit ramp. Go straight all the way to the end (6 traffic lights) until Rt. 27 (Greenmanville Ave.) intersects Rt.1. Take a left onto Rt. 1. You will pass a bike shop on the right and then Mystic Market on the left. At the traffic light directly after Mystic Market, take a right onto Mason’s Island Road. Harry Austin Drive and the Y will be on your right soon after you turn.
8 Harry Austin Drive
Northern Middlesex YMCA
I-91 to Rt. 66
Take I-91 North to Exit 16 (East Main Street, Meriden). At the end of the ramp, turn Right onto East Main Street. Follow East Main Street until you merge into Rt. 66, then continue on Rt. 66 until you reach Main Street in Middletown. Turn RIGHT onto Main Street, travel five lights (road narrows), and at the fifth light, turn LEFT onto Union Street. The YMCA is directly on your right after the turn. The parking lot is immediately following the Y on the right.
Route 68 to Route 17
Take route 68 East into Durham. At Route 17 take a left and follow Route 17 North into Middletown. In Middletown the road will veer to the right and will become Pleasant Street. Follow Pleasant Street a very short distance to a traffic light at Main Street. Continue straight across Main Street onto Union Street. The YMCA is directly on your right after the light. The
parking lot is immediately following the Y on the right.
99 Union Street
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
Northwest Regional YMCA- Plainville High School
Take 91 or Wilbur Cross Prkway to I691 west. Take I-84 East to Exit 34 , Crooked Street. Turn right at the end of the exit. Turn right onto Woodford Avenue. Travel approximately 1/2 mile to Route 10. Take a left and proceed south on Route 10. After the light at Dairy Queen, take the first left onto Robert Holcomb Way.
47 Robert Holcomb Way
Plainville, Connecticut 0662
Springfield College - Art Linkletter Natatorium
Take Interstate 91 North to Exit 2, Route 83. Proceed on Route 83 to the second traffic light and turn right onto Sumner Avenue. After two miles, turn left onto Roosevelt Avenue. Continue through two traffic lights, then bear left at the stop sign. Half a mile after the stop sign, cross a bridge and turn left onto Alden Street. Turn right into the PE complex, follow this road to the back of the complex.
To Art Linkletter Natatorium (Swimming & Diving):
Follow the directions above until you get to Alden Street. Turn right into Lot 15 after the passing the speed limit tracker, turn left and travel to the end of the parking lot towards the natatorium. Locker rooms are located in the swimming area.
263 Alden Street
Springfield, MA 01109
Southeastern Regional YMCA- Southington YMCA
Take I-91 North to Meriden. Tkae I-691 West towards Cheshire. Take Exit 4 (Rt. 322). Turn Right at the traffic light at the end of the ramp. Proceed to first light (Rt. 120). Turn Right onto Rt. 120. Continue to Rt. 10. Tuen Right onto 10 and
continue to the third light. Turn left onto High Street. The YMCA is on your right.
29 High Street
Southington, Connecticut 06489
Valley Regional YMCA
South on Route 15 (Wilbur Cross Parkway) to Exit 58, Derby, Route 34 West. Follow Route 34 West through several traffic lights. At traffic light in front of St. Michael’s Church (it will be on your right), go straight onto Route 115. This will take you through Ansonia (Main Street). You will go through several traffic lights, Past Big Y, Fleet Bank. At the traffic light front of Farrell Company, bear right. Go straight through traffic light at the fire station, and up the hill. The Valley YMCA (12 State Street) is on the right side across from the Armory. Designated parking for the Valley YMCA is located one block up on the right just past the American Red Cross Building.
12 State Street
Ansonia, Connecticut 06401
Take I-84 West to Exit 22 (Union Street / Downtown Waterbury). Take a left at the end of the exit. At the 4th traffic light take a right onto South Main Street. Keep straight. At the 3rd light take a left. The YMCA is on the right hand side past the church.
136 West Main Street
Waterbury, Connecticut 06702
Phone: (203) 754-2181
Wesleyan- Wesleyan University's Freeman Athletic Complex Pool
From I-91 or the Merritt Parkway, follow signs to 66 East (initially 691) and proceed approximately 15 minutes to Middletown. At Route 72, Vine Street, turn right and proceed to the end at Church St. Turn right and look for street parking. The pool is just ahead on the left hand side. Please note that parking on the street directly across from the Athletic Center will not be allowed. There is a parking lot next to the tennis courts on the side street across from the center
Western CT Regional YMCA
Take I-84 W toward WATERBURY / DANBURY. Merge onto US-7 N via EXIT 7 toward NEW MILFORD / BROOKFIELD. Take EXIT 11 toward FEDERAL ROAD. Turn LEFT onto WHITE TURKEY RD. Turn RIGHT onto FEDERAL RD / US-202.
Turn SLIGHT LEFT onto OLD NEW MILFORD RD. Turn LEFT onto HUCKLEBERRY HILL RD.
2 Huckleberry Hill Rd
Brookfield, Connecticut 06804
Phone: (203) 775-4444