2024

2024 Year in Exploration

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Hikes by Month |expand|

January

Windsor Center Trail – Quick morning loop on New Years Day

Angelo Sferrazza Memorial Park – Quick hike on the out and back with the CT River running swift

Upper Three Mile River Preserve – Great loop hike with rugged terrain, dense mountain laurel, and clear swift waters

Sellew Preserve – The outer loop offers wooded views, rushing brook water, and access to the Air Line Trail

Pocotopaug Preserve – very short well-traveled loop near the lake

Upper Pine Brook Preserve – Steep descent in the brook valley looping past the ruins (of an old paper mill?)

February

Church Farm – Rexplored the property to visit the new (to me) blue access trail and reacquaint myself with the rugged loop

William Jezek Memorial Preserve – Short rooty trails down to a view of the Moodus Reservoir

Sabine Reserve – Winding trail loops along an abandoned road with old foundations and history

Mattabesett East Terminus

★★☆☆☆

1501 River Rd, Middletown, CT, USA

Mattabesett Trail: East Terminus Connecticut Blue Blaze Trail 508 acres in Middletown, CT Parking: East end: Small pull off near 1501 River Rd, Middletown, CT West end:…

Batz Property

★★☆☆☆

97 Shenipsit Street, Ellington, CT, USA

Batz Property Ellington Town Park 44.86 acres in Ellington, CT Parking: Small lot near 97 Shenipsit St, Ellington, CT Trail Map        Trails: 1.1 miles …

Roaring Brook Reserve

★★☆☆☆

162 Clark Hill Road, East Haddam, CT, USA

Roaring Brook Reserve​ East Haddam Town Park 98.22 acres in East Haddam, CT Parking: Small lot near 162 Clark Hill Rd, East Haddam, CT Trail Map   …

PeGus’s Path Preserve​

★★☆☆☆

31 Sims Rd, East Haddam, CT, USA

PeGus’s Path Preserve​ East Haddam Land Trust 12.5 acres in East Haddam, CT Parking: Shoulder parking near 31 Sims Rd, East Haddam, CT Trail Map     …

Miller Farm Preserve

★★☆☆☆

4 A P Gates Rd, East Haddam, CT 06423, USA

Miller Farm Preserve​ East Haddam Land Trust 87 acres in East Haddam, CT Parking: Small lot near 4 A P Gates Rd, East Haddam, CT Small pull…

Sabine Reserve

★★☆☆☆

127 Daniel Peck Rd, East Haddam, CT 06423, USA

Sabine Reserve East Haddam Town Park 70.16 acres in East Haddam, CT Parking: Cul-de-sac near 127 Daniel Peck Rd, East Haddam, CT Trail Map       …

William Jezek Memorial Preserve​

★★☆☆☆

149 Daniel Peck Rd, East Haddam, CT, USA

William Jezek Memorial Preserve​ East Haddam Land Trust 18.5 acres in East Haddam, CT Parking: Shoulder parking near 149 Daniel Peck Rd, East Haddam, CT Trail Map …

Sellew Preserve

★★☆☆☆

99 Dogwood Dr, East Hampton, CT, USA

Sellew Preserve Middlesex Land Trust 44.94 acres in East Hampton, CT (36.67 land trust and 8.27 town) Parking: Cul-de-sac near 99 Dogwood Dr, East Hampton, CT Trail…

Pocotopaug Preserve

★★☆☆☆

33 Bay Rd, East Hampton, CT 06424, USA

Pocotopaug Preserve Middlesex Land Trust 30.59 acres in East Hampton, CT Parking: Small pull off near 33 Bay Rd, East Hampton, CT Trail Map       …

Upper Three Mile River Preserve

★★★★☆

106 4 Mile River Rd, Old Lyme, CT, USA

Upper Three Mile River Preserve Old Lyme Land Trust 157 acres in Old Lyme, CT Parking: Shoulder parking near 106 4 Mile River Rd, Old Lyme, CT Trail…