Bennett's Pond in Ridgefield, CT is a hidden treasure just two minutes away from Route 7, in which you will find both gradual and sick climbs. Slick single track combined with very technical trails along the water. Following the white trail connects to even further miles of trail, including the epic Ives Trail that goes from here, through Pine Mountain State Forest and onto Tarrywile Park in Danbury.

trail running
5 days ago

Trail around Bennet's poind is one of the most beautiful in the area!

Poor markers foe trails. Many are missing. With trails covered in leaves, its almost impossible to discern the trails. Alltrails app saved me, allowing me to see my location vis-a-vis the trails on the map and cutting through the forest to reach one of the trails. But in case of some low emergency such as impending rain or darkness, you may find yourself completely lost due to the poor trail markings.

Good trail, nice shade, rocky at points, a few pretty views of shrinking lake.

Beautiful trail but path is not well maintained in some areas and narrow in some spots. Lots of brush, weeds, grass, overgrown shrubs, poison ivy, poison oak so be cautious and dress appropriately. Mostly shaded which is nice. Some areas are rocky. Our puppy loves hiking but he was covered in ticks on this trail. No trash bins located anywhere near the entrance or around the trail.

It's a beautiful property but the trails have really grown in over the years.

nice area will go back and explore more

birding
7 months ago

Great location for birding. I've seen Indigo Buntings in the open field and numerous ducks, geese and herons in the pond.

trail running
Saturday, November 19, 2016

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The trail is just as described, easy. Although that doesn't take away from the rock formations, the pond and general peace that exists here. (There is some white noise from the traffic upon entry based on where I parked) I've had my dog out here a few times I've not found it busy at all during the week. Clean. Safe.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Two relatively easy loops (1 and 2 mile loops), one of which runs partially along a marshy lake. Great if you want to see birds and beavers. Fishing possible but very difficult from shore and it's a bit of a hike with a kayak or canoe and no easy launch because of lily pads and other grasses. There are several out and backs and/or loops that can be made in the northern part of the park and into the adjoining Ridgefield open spaces and Wooster Mountain State park in Danbury. This park is popular among mountain bikers. This used to be a a tree farm in the early to mid 20th century and you can see craters where tress were removed as well as parts of the foundation of the old inn on the grounds. Parts of the trail get pretty muddy after rain.