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wild flowers


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cross country skiing


horseback riding



fly fishing

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no dogs

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rock climbing

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2 hours ago

A great trail. Be prepared for rock inclines and to trust yourself. There was also times the trail was not marked clear. I kept the app close to get back on Trail a few times.

This was a challenging but fun hike. We took our dog and she loved it! It was steep at points though, not recommended if you're not a confident hiker.

This was a challenging but fun hike. We took our dog and she loved it! It was steep at points though, not recommended if you're not a confident hiker.

Busy, but there are a number of trail options, and the area is beautifully maintained.

Great nature outing. Walked the blue trail. Next time, Planning on hiking the red trail

One of my most favorite trails to hike. Absolutely gorgeous spring/summer/fall. My dog is able to do it too. Good workout with several points to view.

Good trail with even a little rock climbing, nice views. Some of the trails were very rocky, can be tough on the feet for you or your dog, wear good shoes. Used bug spray and wore sunglasses, kept the gnats away except for buzzing in the ears. Seemed very buggy. Was able to follow the blue/red trails but in a few areas they weren't well marked, had to back track a couple of times.

1 day ago

I would have given one star but what saves the trail is how beautiful it is. Very secluded, once you're on the trail in the forest it feels very untouched. Minus three stars for how poorly labeled the trails are. Many trails going...who knows where? My boyfriend and I got lost and ended up doing a loop almost back to where we started, which meant we ended up hiking into the campsite after dark. The campsite itself is very nice, although definitely feels like you're out in the wild.

2 days ago

Cool trail! Lots of ups and downs! Watch out for loose rocks and bees but still awesome. Bring deep
Woods bug spray for sure

scenic driving
3 days ago

I visit Sessions Woods regularly since I first moved to CT in '09. I live 15 minutes away from it in the City of Bristol. It's nice to get away from the urban setting and appreciate the peace and tranquility of nature. There is ample parking area and information center. Though there are several trails, I usually walk the Beaver Pond Trail. Part of the trail is along the stream and it's a pleasure to see and hear the soothing water streams. There are also mini trails to explore, that branch out from the main one,. My favorite are the Beaver pond, the fire tower view point and the Waterfall (mind your steps going down to the waterfall, it is steep). In the Fall, you can appreciate the leaves changing color and the fallen leaves create a path of bright yellow and red which appears glorious to say the least. I have a special place in my heart for Sessions Woods and I hope you have an enjoyable time visiting there too!

love this park! many options for all tastes. left of the reservoir nice casual inclines to some great views then the option to hike for miles along the ridgeline or right of reservoir for a short but steep hike to Chauncey Peak and some great views as you check out the Quarry or stay closer to the ridge overlooking the reservoir

Short, easy trails that are usually full of people and children. The trails in the woods are not well marked. When I feel like a quick stroll it's nice with some lovely views. But it's not great when my dogs and I have serious energy to burn, or when I don't feel like company.

loved this trail thought I was going to die from the bills but that's what I loved the most about the trail

5 days ago

loved this trail got lost but found my way around thanks to another hiker can't wait to do it again

This is my favorite place to bring my dogs.

Great place to bring dogs. But it isn't much of a hike.