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Tolland Agricultural Center

Tolland Ag Center Property and Blue Blaze Trail

30.81 acres in Tolland and Vernon, CT

Parking: Small lot near 24 Hyde Ave, Vernon, CT 

Trail Map        Trails: 0.6 miles      Rating: ★★☆☆☆


This small property centered around farming and agriculture hosts a short half-mile section of the Shenipsit Trail.  Coming from the road walk along Rt-30 the trail turns down the Center’s driveway to passes the offices, pavilion, and greenhouses on the property.  The trail continues on a straight shot all the way to the back corner of the long grassy field where there is a chain gate and signs that show you are still on the Shenipsit and to Be Bear Aware.

The trail enters the tree line briefly before opening into a tiny well maintained field with a pollinator garden.  The trail continues on a bridge over Gages Brook to then pass a small pond ringed by evergreens. The rest of the wooded trail is peaceful but pretty uneventful before a quick steep climb to join Gerber Drive.

Previous Section: 1.0 mile road walk along Reservoir Rd to Rt. 30 to pass under I-84 Tankerhoosen WMA

Next Section: 1.2 mile road walk along Gerber Dr/Kingsbury Ave/Rt. 74 to Shenipsit Lake

History:

In 1955 local farmers joined together to purchase a part of Vernon’s town farm for $10,000 to create a permanent home for Tolland County Extension service and farm bureau.


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Last updated June 12th, 2023

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