Activities: Fishing, Hiking, Letterboxing, Hunting Services: Parking, Public Shooting Range, 8 miles of gravel forest roads seasonally open to the public

on North Mess

26 days ago

Trail was well marked but fairly muddy in places. Small sections were moderate but the majority of the hike was on the easy level. A lot of bugs on the trail so bring plenty of bug spray. One thing to note is there is a firing range near the trailhead. The folks there were incredibly nice, but expect to have regular gunfire echoing through the woods for the majority of your hike.

3 months ago

Good parking at end of street. Pass the Glastonbury outdoor shooting range about .5 mile into trail. Gets very close to Rt 2 before a steep incline followed by fantastic ridge hiking. Plenty of little streams for the pups to drink from

4 months ago

We did a loop by going to the pipeline and back via the pink blaze trail. Good walk in the woods.

on North Mess

6 months ago

Many options with this trail. Follow blue trail and you will come out on Goodale Hill Rd. Take a left off trail onto a woods road, and on the left is a trail leading to a reservoir and dam once used by East Hartford.
On the right side of main trail, there are two areas that lead to "tubes" which go underneath Route 2.

Didn't even go for a walk, didn't even want to try it. No trail maps, not marked. Sad this was on here and that I wanted my time!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Being new to the area but NOT new to hiking , I explored the area and found this "hike". It is a wooded area, not well marker, overgrown with NO scenic anything. It's literally a walk in the woods. Even my dogs were bored. ☹️️

Sunday, June 26, 2016

I will not ever do this trail again... It is obviously not used by many as it is overgrown... Part of the trail is actually used by nearby houses as storage for their wood piles. It is one of the buggiest trails I have ever experienced and there are no look out points or any breaks from the woods. Part of the trail actually becomes a paved road through houses and the rest is definitely used as an ATV trail. It is not marked well and we ended up off the trail more than once.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

This trail is not well marked.

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

new to the neighborhood and went for an after work hike. parked in the dirt lot next to the house and walked straight back. The trail will take you up to the overlook which is about 20 min in. We continued our hike by following the light blue markers...note to all hikers...if you cross the road you have gone too far! We did not know the area and tgere appear to be mutiple trails. We ended up having to double back the way we came just to get back before dark! its a beautiful area and we plan to try it again on a weekend day. We would definitely recommend this hiking trail.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

mountain biking
Saturday, May 30, 2015

I don't know why this says two miles but if you part at the reservoir and take a short hike or mountain bike it is an awesome view at the top. Pretty steep so mountain bike riders need strong legs up and very fast down. Their are three trails up this is the second hardest. The shenipsit trail is near impossible to ride up.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Monday, September 21, 2015

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Friday, March 30, 2012