Crescent Lake Trail is a 2.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Plainville, CT that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Enjoyable hiking trail. Good car parking area. Trail map at the beginning of the trail. Pay attention to follow the trail markers. I've hiked the orange trail a few times by myself. Following the orange markers prevented me from getting lost. I use a hiking staff, there are some elevations and fairly steep descents on the orange trail. There is also an easier trail which follows right along the lake edge.
Hiking boots recommended. Marked trail varies a bit from the AllTrails map, but it is very clear.
trails not clearly marked. markings are outdated and off trail in some places. Beautiful woods and lake. nice place to get lost which is what we did
nice quiet easy trail
Good workout, not too much incline. Nice loop and easy to follow. Lot of people fishing, some people on the trail.
Short little loop options. We did a couple. I wouldn't rate it hard, maybe two moderate sections. A nice view of the lake at one point.
Ducks were awesome.... where good ankle sneakers.
Crescent lake has a few trails. One around the lake that is moderately flat and easy. One upper trail that has a few climbs and is about 3 miles and then one to the right where you kind of do a loop. It's sad to see the top trail will be going away. They've already started cutting down trees. The only bad part about this trail is the "fisherman" smoking around the pond.
Beautiful, peaceful trail with a wonderful view!
extremely easy & beautiful.
Not difficult at all nice short hike pretty view of Southington and Bristol
There are three marked trails in the park. Red loop stays close to the lake and is very muddy in the spring. Orange loop starts near the lake but then goes up the hill and connects to the blue blazed Metacomet trail, nice views in several places. The green loop stays in the woods, several unmarked trails come off the green trail. Unmarked trails were made by mountain bikers, lots of switchbacks and a few jumps. Great for hiking, biking or running.
Easy hike that took about 30 minutes to get to the top of the mountain. Pretty view from the top. Decided to try and loop all the way around back to the beginning, but the trail thickens right at the end and I probably ended up with Lyme disease.