Lake Wintergreen Trail

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Lake Wintergreen Trail is a 1.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Hamden, Connecticut that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.5 miles Elevation Gain: 55 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

lake

partially paved

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

hiking
1 month ago

Nice quick easy walk with pretty views. Very buggy in parts but that’s not surprising given the time of year.

hiking
3 months ago

This is a great trail. Easy to start then climbs up to top to an old road. After spotting water tower on left below, trail brings you down to tower access road back to parking lot. Average time is 50 minutes at easy walk. Not for those who struggle walking though.

3 months ago

Absolutely love West Rock!! Best place in the area

hiking
muddy
3 months ago

Great trail! Even with some dogs off leash Pet Parents were very aware and courteous of others!

hiking
4 months ago

Easy trail but great view surrounding the lake. Good for the elderly to do a leisure walk. Also nice for photography.

nice easy quick walk from home and back ;)

hiking
5 months ago

Great for race training. Easy to track distance and speed yet not be stuck on a treadmill!

hiking
muddy
7 months ago

hiking
muddy
7 months ago

Super dog friendly; tad bit muddy from recent rain

hiking
blowdown
snow
7 months ago

10 months ago

One of my favorite places for a fun quick easy outdoor walk. Beautiful views and the trails are always clean. Great options to up your hike by taking some other trails off the loop! Never kayaked in it but often see others enjoying the lake itself with fishing and dogs swimming!

10 months ago

Many trails. We completed the loop around the lake. It’s beautiful.

hiking
Sunday, August 19, 2018

This is a great place for a small east hike. There is a trail that loops around the lake. You can go kayaking, fishing mountain biking and picnics there. There are also back trails for hiking. One will bring you to the top of West Rock,where you can see over New Haven. Another trail will bring you to baldwi drive which is a paved road that was closed years ago but it's still a hiking trail. Another trail will bring you to Paradise Preserve aka "The field of Dreams". please not the state cut down that big tree at the field of dreams two years ago. I hike Lake Wintergreen daily,so i know it by heart.

hiking
Monday, July 16, 2018

very quiet, scenic and easy loop. except for a very small patch which is easy but rocky. you might have to get on ur 4s at one spot

running
Saturday, April 14, 2018

Great quiet trails!

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Great hikes for kids. Lake, lean tos, streams, a damn, and small rock formations to keep them busy. We hiked white to red-white around the lake.

walking
Monday, December 04, 2017

Nice easy walk especially if you’re bring older dogs that may fatigue quickly.

hiking
Saturday, November 25, 2017

We had a great time once we got to the trail, it was a “Perfect” day for a hike. The park is well kept.

Sunday, October 08, 2017

Great hike; I wasn’t expecting the bolder scramble but did quite well.

walking
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

My absolute favorite go-to hike. Great for all skill levels with beautiful views of the lake along the loop trail.

walking
Saturday, January 14, 2017

A nice, easy walk with different views of the lake. The lake itself is good for fishing (State DEEP stocks it every Spring) and canoeing/kayaking. No motorized boats allowed. Good for dog walking, although they must be on a leash at all times.

hiking
Saturday, October 15, 2016

Simple trail that is easy for small children and older folks. Nice views and impossible to get lost.

hiking
Saturday, July 23, 2016

Amazing walk for people who aren't into heavy workouts. Nice simple trail. I followed the white streaks.

road biking
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Pretty decent sunrise over southern Connecticut.

hiking
Monday, July 11, 2016

I hike this area all the time, I love it. You can give yourself a good challenge by going up and over back over again and back over again and back over again heck why not do it another time. It's good for every season.

hiking
Sunday, June 05, 2016

Excellent for an easy hike. Beautiful layout, great sights, close to home and close to school for me. A little rocky in some places, but I don't mind it. Always going to go back no matter what.

hiking
Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Cool hike to Scenic Vista by the Upper Pavilion for the Sky's the Limit Challenge. Hiked up a road and along a cool ridge trail. Views were very cool. Even hit up a few geocaches along the way. Went late fall and had the place to ourselves.

walking
Sunday, February 28, 2016

Easy trail like a walk through the woods. Delightful. Easy for little kids. Tall trees, meadows. Bizarre little old junkyard in one section. Very relaxing

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Took the blue trail. It has nice views and is very well marked. We only came across couple of folks. Not busy at all.

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