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    Bradford Gauthier updated Mount Misery Trail

    over 2 years ago

    Bradford Gauthier added Mount Kisco

    over 3 years ago

    Bradford Gauthier added route 32

    about 5 years ago

    Bradford Gauthier checked in to James L. Goodwin State Forest

    about 6 years ago

    Bradford Gauthier added Barn Island

    about 6 years ago

    Bradford Gauthier reviewed Mashamoquet Brook State Park

    about 6 years ago

    Mashamoquet is one of my favorite places to go hiking in Connecticut. There are several different access points to the park, so it's a completely different experience depending on which location you enter from. I tend to cycle through the various trailheads to keep it interesting. The marking for the trails could be a little bit better than it is, as it gets slightly confusing at times if you don't have the map right in front of you, more so if you're entering the trails through the primary entrance on route 44. In addition to the Wolf Den, Indian chair and table rock points of interest, There are also a multitude of picnicking areas, including a large public stone house with fireplaces to have a cookout. Two points of note for any new people to the park 1) my favorite time is the dead of winter when the varying heights of river water create awesome ice structures. 2) there is a small but fun loop trail at the Wolf Den campground (as opposed to the actual Wolf Den) which is great for a short walk with the kids. There is a wooden walkway that goes over into a large pond where you are sure to see some type of wildlife almost every time without exception... Mashamoquet is a place you can keep coming back to for years and years without experiencing the whole park...

    Bradford Gauthier completed Mashamoquet Brook Trail

    about 6 years ago

    Bradford Gauthier reviewed George Washington Management Area

    about 6 years ago

    This is a great set of trails overall. Though the George Washington management area is primarily a campground, the Rangers always allow us to park in the lot at the entrance and walk to the trailhead which is about an eighth of a mile away by the campground beach area. There are three trails (blue red and yellow), which diverge at clearly marked intersections. A couple of spots are over marked (you'll see what I mean), and the trail runs close to a few campsites at one point, but other than that this is a great spot. There are a few area (one right by the beach and one about a half a mile in) with large rocks that the kids love to play on. The standout spot is where the blue trail splits from the red and yellow trails at Wilbur Pond. There is a great view of the entire pond and it's always quiet and serene...

    Bradford Gauthier checked in to Bowdish Reservoir

    about 6 years ago

    Bradford Gauthier reviewed Lincoln Wood State Park

    about 6 years ago

    Bradford Gauthier checked in to Lincoln Wood State Park

    about 6 years ago

    Bradford Gauthier completed Lincoln Woods Trail

    about 6 years ago

    Bradford Gauthier completed Breakneck Pond Loop Trail

    about 6 years ago

    Bradford Gauthier added mashmoquet

    about 6 years ago

    Bradford Gauthier added Quaddick

    about 6 years ago

    Bradford Gauthier added Case Mountain

    over 6 years ago

    Bradford Gauthier reviewed Pachaug Trail Around Beach Pond

    over 6 years ago

    Overall this was a pretty good trail. You can park in one of two lots on either side of the bridge on the Rhode Island end. The trail we went on looped around the smaller side of the pond which is bisected by the Bridgeway. We went around a combination of the double yellow and one yellow line trails, which are pretty well marked along the way. Once you get around the back end of the trail, a second longer trail splits off to the left away from the pond which takes you deeper into the forest. We opted to continue around the single yellow line trail which follows the perimeter of the pond. Once you hit the old logging trail style road, I highly suggest you turn back. After a couple hundred feet the logging trail goes down into the backyards of some people who live just next to the road and there's no clear way to get back to the roadway. We ended up blazing a trail back to the road considering that it was only about a quarter-mile once the logging trail ended. All in all it was a good time, the ledges are great, and excluding the dodgy ending, the trails are very well marked albeit fairly rocky. There are also some great spots to stop and eat lunch, though it is worth noting the best spot looks pretty well partied in (during the off hours) by local kids.

    Bradford Gauthier checked in to Pachaug Trail around Beach Pond

    over 6 years ago

    Bradford Gauthier completed Pachaug Trail

    over 6 years ago

    Bradford Gauthier added Audubon Pomfret

    over 6 years ago