***UPDATE - The bridge work has been completed early. As of Saturday, August 10, 2019, East Flat Hill Road is again OPEN!***
Dear Friends of Audubon Center Bent of the River,
Starting on June 1st and going through September, East Flat Hill Road will be closed for a bridge repair and you will, unfortunately, not have access to our center’s parking lot coming directly from South Britain.
DON’T FEAR! We will still be open through the construction and the birds don’t seem to mind, they fly right over it! Below are directions for two detour routes to gain access to our lot and property from the top side of East Flat Hill Road.
We know that this detour is an inconvenience, but bridge repair will improve the road and will provide access to new water for fish to lay their eggs. We hope that it will not deter you from coming and visiting our incredible sanctuary and experiencing all of the wonders that Bent of the River has to offer. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.
Morgan Evans, Center Manager
Detour From Sandy Hook via Glen Rd., River Rd. and Mitchell Farm
From Sandy Hook center take Glen Road 1.6 miles north to the metal bridge. After the bridge, take a left onto River Road and continue for 1.8 miles along the river to Purchase Brook Road. Take a right on Purchase Brook Road and continue up the hill for 1.9 miles to W. Flat Hill Road. Take a right on to W. Flat Hill Road (turns into E. Flat Hill Rd.) and continue for 1.8 miles to Audubon Center Bent of the River entrance on your right immediately before the road closure.
Detour From Exit 14 on I-84 in Southbury
If on 84 East, take a left off the exit ramp. If on 84 West, take a right off exit ramp. Continue straight through light on South Britain Road for 2.2 miles until you get to Spruce Brook Road on your left. Take the left onto Spruce Brook Road and continue straight for 1.3 miles to Peach Orchard Road on your left. Take that left onto Peach Orchard Road. This is a dirt road so please be mindful of residents and road conditions. Continue for 0.7 miles to East Flat Hill Road. Take a left onto East Flat Hill Road and continue down the hill for 1.3 miles to Audubon Center Bent of the River entrance on your right immediately before the road closure.