July 24, 2024 – Ann Pierson’s home, Griswold Pt Lane, Old Lyme

We have been given permission to return to Griswold Point for the Queen Anne’s Lace that fills the fields and meadows at this location.  And for those who didn’t make it last time because of the weather, this is your last opportunity this year.  Griswold Pt is a private area closed to the public.  Ann Pierson, an artist herself, gives us permission (along with her neighbors) every year to paint at the point.  It has an array of subjects to paint: old houses, gardens, fields, barns, and beach on the Sound.

Directions:  I-95 to exit 70, (first exit after going over the CT River) turn right, south on Rt 156 for approximately three miles, cross the Lieutenant River, Duck River, and Black Hall River.  As the road turns left, stay to the right onto Old Shore Road.  Griswold Point Lane is the second dirt lane on the right and has a line of mailboxes and two stone pillars.  Ann Pierson’s house is the second on the right; on the left is a pond. The dirt road extends to the water.  You can park along the roads, at Ann’s house or at the end towards the water and if the gate is open at the very end, you can walk down the field to the sound. Please don’t pull up on people’s lawns unless invited.