11 Bridge Street, East Hampton

 With over 25 acres containing 10 different theme gardens, this park offers our painters an amazing opportunity. For instance, the English Garden contains three “garden rooms,” designed to have flowers in bloom all season long.

The next CPAPS paint out will be at Salmon River State Forest in East Hampton. The entrance is at the intersection of Rte 16 and Comstock Bridge Road, with an address of 11 Bridge Street, East Hampton. I scouted the site Monday and found it to be simply beautiful. The Comstock Covered bridge is massive and beautiful, with two windows looking over the river in each direction. Because of the views from the cover of the bridge and underneath, I’m pretty sure that there would be painting opportunities even if it was raining. Bathroom facilities are located at the Salmon River Park site nearby. I’ll have directions at the sign-in table.

The trail going upstream from the covered bridge is hard packed, wide, and almost level, giving access to many river views upstream, with plenty of flat rocks in the river, and mossy banks lined with Joe Pye Weed and Cardinal Flower.

This is a wonderful wide, shallow river at this location, showing reflected sky and the very beginnings of fall color. I hope to see you there.

Paint Out Chair,

Shauna Shane

Salmon River State Park, 11 Bridge Street, East Hampton