143 acres in Brooklyn, CT
Parking: Medium sized lot at the end of Salmon Dr, Brooklyn, CT
Trail Map Trails: Less than a mile Rating: ★★☆☆☆
Despite what the above trail map indicates the trails here have largely been subsumed by the popular disc golf course. Also note that the base map is pretty out of date with Juniper Way now being called Salmon Drive (though Juniper Way is an offshoot). The trail does exist right at the entrance to the parking but is seldom used and in need of some maintenance, I turned around at the first fallen tree.
A nice wide path does head downhill from the back side of the parking lot and heads down to the Quinebaug River. There wasn’t any official access, but a fisherman’s path or two lead down to peaceful spots along the water. Unfortunately short on time (I wanted to play some disc golf) I didn’t get to explore the long trail heading east. I’d guess, since these trails are old woods roads, the trail does continue out that far though I can’t comment on its condition.
Davis Forest is a very popular 18-hole disc golf course for this part of the state. The course features heavily wooded fairly short holes with fun angles and blind throws. Most holes have a hand painted sign showing the line though a few are missing and a good bunch of metal signs showing the distance and par number.
As an absolute beginner I found the course challenging and fun though I bailed after 10 holes only doing the short course due to time constraints which was a nice option.
It’s a short five minute walk down to the Quinebaug River so fishing is an option, unfortunately there’s no access for boating.
The disc golf course was established in 2014.
UDisc – Davis Forest Disc Golf
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Last updated June 10th, 2021
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