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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        Trails: 0.65 miles         Rating: Unexplored


This tiny trail appears to be loved by locals on the shores of Lake Pocotopaug with well worn trails this is likely a quick walk for anyone with a house nearby.

Hiking

From the small pull off across from 33 Bay Road, the trail splits on either side of the parking lot.  I chose to head right climbing slightly uphill through open forest.  There is a fair amount of private property around and unblazed trails head off in the direction of each house.

I did briefly follow one as it headed off towards Lake Drive, but quickly turned back.  As the blazed trail turns along the property line it narrows over a tiny hill and descends into a small mountain laurel grove.  Certainly a nice touch by the trail designers.  The trail dumps you onto the yellow trail a flat and very wet quarter mile between Lake Drive and Bay Road.  I hiked it out and back, but much of it was a stream due all our recent rains, it mostly serves for access to the loop.

The loop quickly completes up a gradual hill back to parking area.

History:

The land trust acquired the property in June 2001.


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