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Best trails in Beckett Hill State Park Reserve, Connecticut

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Description

Becket Hill State Park Reserve is located in the town of Lyme, Connecticut. The state park is an undeveloped, with no officially listed activities. Bushwhacking is required as no roads or trails cross from the forest to the state park reserve, the access is through the Lyme section of Nehantic State Forest, which is entered from Connecticut Route.

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Map of trails in Beckett Hill State Park Reserve, Connecticut
Park information
Acreage:
260 acres
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Top trails (3)
#1 - Nayantaquit Trail
Beckett Hill State Park Reserve
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 1 h 46 m
#2 - Nehantic State Forest Trail
Beckett Hill State Park Reserve
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Length: 6.6 mi • Est. 3 h
The land is mostly covered with a second growth of hardwoods. There are a number of good trout streams in the forest. Paths are wide and generally easy to use. It is extremely quiet and there is a lot of wildlife the further into the forest you travel. The trail head and paths are unmarked, but clear. You can choose to follow the access roads, the horse trails, or the footpaths, all of which intersect and wind throughout the forest. There are many small creeks, waterfalls and some larger waterways that are great for small kids, dogs or other shallow-water activities. Much of the trails are clean and free from trash, with relatively few markers of people. A few access roads lead to the powerlines adjacent Hartman Park, and are fun to climb, and provide beautiful views, especially in the early summer and fall. The paths are best suited for casual hiking and beginner mountain biking, some rocky faces, downed trees and other features make it an interesting path. Dogs are allowed, technically only while on-leash, but there are many dogs who are not kept on leash. Horses, ATVs and off-road vehicles also frequent some of the wider access roads.Show more
#3 - Richard H Goodwin Trail
Beckett Hill State Park Reserve
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 58 m