Beautiful woods and meadows. Great view of the lake. I took the red and orange trails. Navigating the trails was a little hard given that there had been a lot of trees down due to a major storm that had blown through, but otherwise a peaceful, pretty trail.

Super fun! We went 3 weeks after the macroburst/‘nado’s hit the area and the destructive wrath was evident. The red trail required some over/under toppled trees and we lost the trail for minutes at a time, but it made it that much more fun!

Ps Bring bug spray

Relaxing, easy hikes. Great way to start the morning.

It's a nice hike that's broken up into several smaller trails. All the trails are somewhat small so it's good for kiddos. The trail to the lake may be a little steep with rock jumping, but the lake itself is serene. Unfortunately, there was a bit of trash left over from previous hikers.

An important thing to note - I'm writing this in May of 2018. A recent storm created quite a bit of tree damage. There were downed trees everywhere, often times blocking the trails. You may have to crawl over or under them the trees. Some of the fallen trees even have trail blazes on it so it's easy to lose the trail.

Finally, the trail map on this site doesn't reflect the actual trail map. While the shape is the same, it's composed of lots of smaller trails of varying colors. Make sure to bring your phone and take a picture of the trail map posted in the parking lot. If worse comes to worse, stick to the red trail. It will take you in and take you out. Enjoy!

Trails can be confusing. Views blocked in summer but did take orange down to water to get closeup view of lake Decent

Beautiful land and varied terrain make this land a great place to hike.

Really enjoyed the whole trail-well marked, challenging but many areas that were relaxing and easy!
There were a few areas of ice- but nothing insurmountable.

Nice loop with partial view of Candlewood Lake in Bear Mountain Reservation. Perfect for an afternoon stroll. Meadow has nice flowers and birding nests. Park has various trails from easy to moderate.

3 months ago

trail running
Tuesday, October 04, 2016