From I-91N take Exit 13. From traffic lights at end of off ramp, turn left onto Main St., proceed under I-91 to the Route 5 intersection. Turn left onto Route 5 S.
From I-91S take Exit 13 to traffic lights at end of off ramp. Continue straight ahead onto Route 5 S.
Travel 0.7 miles, turn left into the Dresden Athletic Fields driveway (Colton Center driveway), stay right on driveway, continuing to the trailhead kiosk. Park in gravel parking area just past kiosk.
Note: Alternate trail access points and parking at King Arthur Flour Co. are currently closed during their construction project to ensure safety (expected project timeframe is June 2011 - spring 2012). Direct access from Mill Road through to the Dresden Athletic Fields will not be available.
The King Arthur Trail provides a great way to travel off road from Mill Rd. to the Dresden Athletic Fields.
Trail sections nearest the King Arthur Flour Co. have been rerouted to tie in with landscaping, driveway, and store changes completed in fall 2012 as part of their expansion plans. This bark mulched section may not be suitable for riding a bike due to the less firm treadway, however, a short walk along the mulched trail, upslope from the driveway, will bring you to firm packed trail sections. The trail loop nearest Dresden Athletic Fields offers a pleasant retreat for walkers, and riders interested in a short family hike within ear shot of the nearby playing fields.
You'll avoid Route 5 traffic and have the pleasure of walking, skiing or riding (using a mountain bike during dry season) through pine and mixed woodlands to the playing fields.
If you are visiting the playing fields for a game, walk over to the trailhead kiosk and take a leisurely hike around the loop path nearest the fields or take a short hike to grab a snack at King Arthur Flour Co.
Construction Project at King Arthur Flour Co.: Completed Fall 2012 - trail now open!
The Upper Valley Event Center is located on Route 5 just across the street from Mill Road.
Picnic Tables are located next to the King Arthur Flour Co. parking lot
Restaurants/Food: King Arthur Flour Co., Norwich Farmer's Market
Last updated on 9/19/12
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