Hiked the area around Farmington. There is a small parking area on Colt Hwy, I can only usually find it by cars parked there. It just looks like a small turn around place. Great trails, awesome for beginners or a quick walk. Ran into (almost literally) a Rat Snake climbing from one tree to another. As with most wildlife, you leave them alone, they leave you alone. The views are beautiful and I can't wait to walk the trail in the Fall time.
I wasn't able to find the trail from the location listed, but there is a parking area nearby on Colt Hwy in Farmington (search "Parking for Metacomet Trailmore" on Google Maps). From there I took the easy-to-moderate blue-blazed trail "Settlement Rd" trail to Rattlesnake Cliffs and enjoyed the scenic overlook and "Will Warren's Den" cave/boulders before turning back the way I came.
Mindy L. on Metacomet Trail
I've hiked 40 or so of the 62ish miles of the Metacomet Trail and it is by far my favorite trail in CT! A portion runs right near my house so I've done some section 5 or 6 times. There are so many interesting things to see on many different parts of the trail including Will Warren's Den on a section in Farmington and an old Nike Missle base in Plainville.