Meeker Trail

MODERATE 46 reviews
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Meeker Trail is a 3.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near New Preston Marble Dale, Connecticut that features a lake and is rated as moderate. 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
3.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
679 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

cross country skiing

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

Purchased in 2000 in a bargain sale from Constantine Macricostas, the 238-acre parcel is also commonly known as Meeker Swamp. The unspoiled land a mix of meadow, farmland, wooded ridge and wetlands sits just north of Route 202, opposite the junction of Route 47, and makes a magnificent natural gateway to the town. Contiguous to four other previously donated parcels, as well as the pinnacle overlook above Lake Waramaug, the aggregate preserve now consists of 368 acres. The central 238-acre parcel consists of 50 acres of prime farmland; 90 acres of woodland and rocky ridge, and 98 acres of critical wetlands, including the headwaters of Bee Brook, a major tributary of the Shepaug River. The sites unusual geology represents the eastern limit of carbonate (marble) bedrock in this region of the state, and is where three bedrock units come together. Most significantly, the preserve contains one of the Towns largest fresh water supplies within both bedrock and stratified drift aquifers.

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Great afternoon hiking!

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Great after work hike with a great view. Believe it or not but I once had my 89 Jeep Wrangler parked at top of the pinnacle after an awesome night of wheeling.

2 months ago

Good short hike, nice scenery at the top

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First time I ever came across a black bear in my path. Great experience...the pics are from August last year. Sorry no bear pics...I know. Shorter trail but a bunch of different terrain.

Nice hike with beautiful views of lake waramaug. This hike also travels through a variety of habitats.

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