Go swimming and have a picnic at Burr Pond, then hike the trails in search of the bronze tablet marking Connecticut's role in the Civil War and the Industrial Revolution.

2 days ago

There is no waterfall! Trail was well marked. Parking was plentiful but the trail around the pond is more scenic.

22 days ago

Nice walk, combined it with the John-Muir trail and made it a 3.2 mile hike. The only bad part is dogs who were off their leashes tried to attack my dog. That is why there is a leash law!

3 months ago

Great when you're in the mood for something easy that has lovely views. Impossible to get lost. Do check out the penninsula trail.

6 months ago

My favorite trail. It’s beautiful, peaceful, and offers a few activities! Gorgeous beach. Plenty of picnic tables and grills. I love to get lost with my dog in the trail around the lake.

8 months ago

Great family walking trail but equally good for trail running. It can get crowded on a nice summer weekend.

8 months ago

Just a perfect walk. Not difficult by any stretch. Rocky in areas, flat in others, and a great way to spend an early sunday morning.

10 months ago

Snow covered trail but nicely packed. Beautiful.

Sunday, December 03, 2017

I love this trail! It feels like a moderate hike to me with outstanding views of the lake. It's well marked and there are a number of options to take. Park in the boat launch area if you don't want to pay.

Monday, September 04, 2017

Very nice walk, be aware of rocks and roots if you go. It is a lovely loop for walking a dog, lots of swim spots. We were able to keep our dog off leash on the trail although it is against park rules.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Nice easy hike following waters edge for most part. Roots and rocks primarily. Quiet at southern end and noisy at north end near the road

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Great for trail running and a nice walk for the dog and I when we're looking for a more relaxing pace instead of a true hike

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

I walked this last year, haven't gone back yet. it was very nice, kind of long but plenty of nice areas to stop and rest a bit.

paddle sports
Sunday, June 18, 2017

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Hiking with dogs. Great time, lots of spots for the dogs to swim. Will be back.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Was a good day to snowshoe here usually wouldn't do the entire trail in snowshoes but with 15 inches of new powder it was challenging.

Sunday, October 02, 2016

Visited the first weekend of October while it was overcast and in 50s. The trees provided good coverage from occasional sprinkles. It's an easy hike that mostly hugs the pond, with occasional jaunts into thick woods. There's rocks and tree roots on the trail so be ready to do some maneuvering, but it's fairly well maintained so not an issue if you wear running shoes. The blue trail (2.5 mile loop) is a great walk pre/post wine trail explorations. It's gentle enough for young kids or those without any hiking experience who want to take in some nature and escape the city. Highly recommend for the views and coming in mid-late October as the leaves look just about ready to change. We took our Boston terrier and loved that the trails are dog friendly!

on Burr Pond

Saturday, May 14, 2016

This is a great trail with an easy path to follow. You need to watch the tree roots and rocks as you hike along the lake, but it makes your hike more aerobic. it is moderate in traffic with a muxure of dog walkers, families and avid hikers. Very pretty views and I enjoyed the spring flowers popping up align the trail. it's certainly a favorite for me and my hiking crew.

trail running
Sunday, May 01, 2016

I ran this trail at dusk tonight with the last few minutes of sun for the first part and a headlamp for the rest. The scenery was peaceful and the path is mostly flat with a few short ups and downs thrown in about 1/3 (or 2/3, if you start the other way) of the way around to keep it interesting. It was rocky and a little soggy in spots but very manageable. It will be a great trail for the kids and a nice place to squeeze in a quick run on some rocky trail when time is short.

Monday, April 04, 2016

I have taken the younger kids(Ages 6 to 10) and they really enjoyed it. They did have to stop and take a break a couple times, but for an avid hiker, it's a nice easy trail with some scenic views.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

It was awesome!!! And it was frozen enough to be able to walk on the lake. :) I love it. Long walk but very pleasant.
I am looking forward to be back to enjoy now the summer view!

Saturday, January 16, 2016

It was awesome!! It was cold enough to be able to walk on the lake (meaning it was frozen) :) long walk but very pleasant.
I am looking forward to be back to now appreciate the summer view!

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Since I live close by Ive been a bunch of times. Short little hike nothing crazy but nice and peaceful! Good for rafting! I've even used the picnic tables to study overlooking the water during the spring time!

paddle sports
Thursday, August 27, 2015

very beautiful

Friday, August 07, 2015

Great easy loop with kids and dogs, easy to trail run as well. Some parts get wet in the spring and fall

Friday, July 10, 2015

My favorite place to trail run

Sunday, May 18, 2014

This Burr Pond Loop is a well-maintained and well-blazed (blue rectangle) trail that loops around Burr Pond. While there is not much change in elevation during the loop, the trail changes frequently -- from somewhat rocky, root filled, and an abundance of tree stumps to pine needle covered and flat. During my hike (mid-May), there were several additional obstacles due to the amount of rain received in the area over the last several months. Some areas were muddy and several parts of the trail were covered with water -- sometimes leaving me to ponder how to cross to the other side. Even areas where there were foot bridges tended to have pools or running water that made getting to the foot bridge a challenge only to have a similar challenge on the other side. I have no doubt that once the summer rolls around those obstacles will disappear, but they are something to be aware of if you choose to take the trail in the spring or after heavy rains. The areas covered in rocks, tree roots, and tree stumps may make the trail a challenge for someone that has difficulty walking steady or cannot easily hop over them. Nevertheless, I would rate this trail as easy to moderate. Because you are looping around the pond, great views of it are never far from the trail and there are plenty of places you can stop and just take in the view.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Great place to take your dog (although technically dogs are supposed to be leashed at all times, I've never had a problem with my dog off-leash, and see most folks have their pups off-leash, too-just make sure your dog is dog/people friendly). If you're in really good physical shape, then the route will probably be easy-moderate. I am packing some extra 'luggage', AND I have severe Asthma, so for ME, parts of the route are a little more difficult. Still, I take little 'breaks', and enjoy the scenery (which overlooks the pond). One half of the route is up-hill (that's the more strenuous half).

It should be noted that the whole trail is heavily occluded w/ stumps, woody vines, rocks, and many obstacles. Attention must be paid so that one does not trip over this stuff; that's another reason that makes this trail a little more difficult. For someone really light on their feet, they can easily avoid said obstacles, and 'hop' over a lot of the stuff. For me....a LITTLE bit harder.

A great work-out; especially for someone just starting out exercising and/or hiking. I love this hike, and so does my dog! Highly recommended!

Friday, June 29, 2012

Burr Pond is a great place to go for a quick brisk hike before or after work. It's great place to bring your doggie friends.
If you're more adventurous, you can locate the John Muir trail up on the western side and hike over to Hall Meadow and Sunnybrook in Torrington.

Friday, August 12, 2011

most is easy, but some part's are moderate.if you park at the boat launch or another place you can avoid the park entrance fee.it's a nice walk..

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