Pequot: North Terminus

41.535480, -72.030615

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Pequot Trail – North Terminus

Connecticut Blue Blaze Trail

in Preston and Ledyard, CT

Parking: CFPA claims space for 2 cars near 78 CT-165, Preston, CT but the safest parking is further south at Milton Green Memorial Field

Trail Map


This is a partial/incomplete listing as I have not yet explored the Hellgate section of the Pequot Trail.

From the CFPA site,

Near the northern terminus, the trail follows and crisscrosses power lines in a few places. Soaring hawks are often seen above a pair of beaver-inhabited wetland ponds that surround a small rock ridge.

History:

The CFPA site mentions a mysterious historical area called Hellgate and says that nearby land deeds can be traced back to ownership by the Mohegan Sachem Uncas.   A quick search turns up nothing other than Hellgate Farm so I don’t have anything more about this bit of folklore yet.


Links:

Peter Huoppi – Hiking Guide: A ramble along Pequot Trail (paywall)

Connecticut Explorer – Pequot Blue Blazed Hiking Trail

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