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Hillstead Museum Trails is a 1.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Farmington, Connecticut that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Length1.3 miElevation gain114 ftRoute typeLoop
Kid friendlyHikingNature tripsSnowshoeingWalkingBird watchingRunningForestViewsWildflowersWildlifeHistoric siteNo dogs
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Flat and easy strolling. Beautiful wildflower meadows and views of the hills around Farmington as well as the lovely Pope-Riddle house which constitutes the must-see Hill-Stead Museum. Trails are free to access from the museum parking lot. There are a variety of small interconnecting loop trails through woods, meadows, and wetlands. Great bird watching. Also accessible to though hikers from the Blue Trail which abuts the property. This loop is a combination of the Bittersweet, Woodland, Swamp Oak trails.

Free parking at the museum.

Museum is on Mountain Rd in the village of Farmington.

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Jason User
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Kiki Nugent
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Beautiful, just very rocky under the leaves.

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Shari mahon
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Jamie Meyers
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Nature trips

Easy trails to walk, pretty well-maintained. Pretty grounds. Sometimes the trails are a little bit wet when there’s been rain but we don’t have to worry about that right now. There are more trails than mapped so you can walk further if you so desire.

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Heather Price
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The trails close at 5:30. I tried to check it out one day after work and as soon as I pulled in I was asked to leave.

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Deanna Steeves Dewey
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Walking

Good little trail. Took bittersweet loop to woodland trail. Some grass trails some rocky dirt trails. Easy, quick walk with the dog. Property around the house is quite pretty. Sunken garden is pretty too.

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Allicia Breton
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Allicia Breton
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Nishanth C
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Julianne Yue
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Amanda Brown
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Hiking

this place is beautiful!!!! nice afternoon walk!!! small hills but nothing crazy!!!! would love to go back in and see the art!!!!! Someday!!!!!

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Gareth Fell
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nice after work walk . on a warm August evening.

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Amy Eveland
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Running

cute trail. some muddy spots but easily maneuvered around them. quiet, relaxing jog through nature

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Mellie Dexter
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Susan Powers
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HikingMuddy

Very lovely grounds and trails. They are very muddy for long stretches. No way around the mud and it is over your shoes. This is the second time I have been there this spring. I won’t go back again to hike. Just for the gardens and scenery.

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Anthony Spoon
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Really nice trail. Swamp Oak leg is pretty wet, but it's really early.

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Ruvin Bogati
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Katie Kucharski
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Mateusz Baczyk
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Stephanie Vaughan
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Make sure to see the sheep after!

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Lynn Allen
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Beautiful grassy trails on the grounds of the Hillstead Museum, also a must see. Grounds are open to the public year round. Park at the museum. Lots of birds and wildflowers.

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Garrett MacDonald
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Jessica Black
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Kintaro Hashi
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Jen Perez
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Lindsay Jenkelunas
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Garrett MacDonald
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Kyle Shepard
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Jason Hu
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