Squantz Pond offers four season enjoyment with steep, wooded slopes, a cool, blue pond and colorful foliage to delight visitors throughout the year.

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3 months ago

6/2018 Great hike be aware lotsa trees Dow due to recent tornado you’ll have to go over,under and around some but was nice and I saw no one else after look out rock

5 months ago

Hardly a "hard" hike. Definitely more "easy to moderate". We parked in lower lot (upper lot was closed) and actually hiked the white Trail which ran parallel to the pond, intersecting with the red trail (basically a fire road) and then back to the upper lot. Lots of trees down and very muddy after all the rain we had but, nonetheless, a beautiful trail filled with lots of little waterfalls and views of the pond. Clocked this trail at 5.2 miles not 3.3 but we did sort of make our own way around.

Wear bug spray and long clothes - this place is infested with ticks.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Awesome hike!

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Saturday, September 02, 2017

The main trail appears to be a fire road (?) that climbs/traverse the ridge on the W. side of Squantz Pond. Its smooth going for the most part with a few sustained climbs.descents that must contribute to the "hard" difficulty rating. There are some interesting large boulder formations and rock faces along the trail and a great view of the pond from the meadow at the South end. I enjoyed it on a nice day.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

My favorite spot

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Monday, March 20, 2017

This was a hard hike due to the recent 20" snowfall so thank goodness for snowmobiles as they packed the snow down enough to make hiking possible. We didn't see another sole on the woods except for two snowmobiles on the way back. This would have been a great time to snowshoe through here. Was a gorgeous winter hike and pretty good exercise.

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Sunday, January 22, 2017

I hiked it earlier today, 1/22/17. First time there and really enjoyed it. It was a nice little challenging loop up the hill. And then I really like the little loop down along the shore. And all the rock formations are sweet. And the Brooks are flowing nice and strong so I had the noise from the water rushing. All in all very nice day. Oh, I also saw a bunch of Redtail Hawks and two bald eagles. I'll be back when I gets warmer to drop my canoe in the water.

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Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Awesome, challenging, and few people (depending on where you go). I typically head to the east side of the pond, and then head north on the trail that follows right along the water--seems to be used by fishermen. The trail itself is not extremely challenging, but if you head farther east and up the mountain it gets STEEP!

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Loved it

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Saturday, March 05, 2016

Freezing cold!!

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Friday, August 21, 2015

My kids and I enjoyed a great afternoon lounging on the beach at squantz pond so we decided we needed some exercise before we called it a day. I thought we were going along the main trail but we ended up on very narrow and overgrown paths along the lake. It was gorgeous and fun to explore but this is not a trail for young kids. Next time I'll look harder for the main trail.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

One of my favorite local trails. There is a trail that runs along the side of the pond, as well as one that is a but further up on the fire trail. Both of these trails eventually make it to the top of the mountain for a beautiful view of pond/lake and surrounding areas. On a clear day you can see quite far at the lookout.

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Thursday, July 28, 2011

In addition to the earlier review, you can find Fool's Gold in the stream that comes down from the hill on the far side of the beaches. We used to come here all the time as kids. It can get kind of crowded on hot weekends in the summer with people coming from out of state to cool down.

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Monday, July 04, 2011

This was one of the first hikes I took with my mom and mom's boyfriend when I first went to school @ wcsu. Decided it would be the perfect opportunity to explore the area. Its a bit confusing to find when you first go, but can find the times afterwards. Take the main trail up, which is somewhat hilly, grassy but offers nice scenic views of the surrounding areas in southwestern ct. Take a picture here! As you explore the park, you can take in nature and take pictures along the way. At the end of the hike, take a seat by the pond and just take a look over the water, take a break to eat a snack. Take a picture here; it is scenic. Overall, this park can be completed by anyone, is one of the cleanest ones I've been to. Take a peak for yourself; you won't be disappointed!

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