Mountain Laurel Sanctuary
acres in Union, CT
Parking: Shoulder parking on Snow Hill Rd, Union, CT
Trail Map Trails: Unknown Rating: ★★☆☆☆
The Mountain Laurel Sanctuary is absolutely beautiful during peak foliage (late-June to early July) and I would guess most visitors drive the 0.75 mile dirt road in, take in the sights, turn around at the end, and drive back out. There are also a number of small picnic areas along the road.
The other option is to park near the entrance and walk the road in which would be really nice on a quiet day (but you’d likely eat dust from cars on a busy day). At the turn around at the end is a gated road (open seasonally) that you could use to extend your hike. It eventually leads to the Rt. 190 though a mile away from the main entrance.
In all, not a ton to see
The Mountain Laurel Sanctuary began “as a beautification project of the Civilian Conservation Corps” by the men of Camp Graves in 1935.
CTMQ – Mountain Laurel Sanctuary (2018)