Shade Swamp Sanctuary White Trail Loop

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Farmington, Connecticut

Shade Swamp Sanctuary White Trail Loop is a 1.8 mile loop trail located near Farmington, Connecticut that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is good for all skill levels and offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length1.8 miElevation gain88 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashKid friendlyHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingrunningForestWildlife
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Steve Kuchman
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Sara Liptak
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Hiking

It was another walk/hike workout...found some cool things along the way.

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Ashley Elizabeth Kie
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Maybe I’m still a newbie but, trail markers are needed to be visible. Saw the abandoned buildings and didn’t know where to go afterwards. Edit: Walk pass those buildings then eventually trail is there.

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Douglas T.
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Claudette Munson
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Sara Estan
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Hiking

I loved this trail. Though the first quarter mile or so was a bit trudgy (semi frozen mud, partially leaf-covered downhill trail), once you get to the foot bridge (much sturdier than it looks) the trail opens up a ton and is much more clear. Trail markers are obvious and plenty - they combined white paint with white rectangles nailed into tree trunks along the path. A handful of times you'll come up to an intersection of paths - you will either see two trail markers (white rectangle) on one tree or a large post that says TRAIL vertically and has an arrow pointing in one direction. The opposite side of the arrow is where you will likely return from once you've rounded the loop, assuming you've stayed on par with the course. There are no crazy inclines or breath taking sights, but it is very much beautiful in its own way - showcasing lots of gorgeous pine trees and other fauna. We had a blast!

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Laura Adamowich
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Chris Sawyer
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Walking

Kind of boring but a nice walk

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Asia Darakjian
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Hiking

Lotta ticks. Other than that it was good.

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Asia Darakjian
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Liz Britney
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this is a nice local spot for a quick walk! the pine trees and pond are pretty. three stars because it’s nothing crazy, but still had fun!

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Mark Bowers
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Hiking

Really great morning hike in the fall. Leaves were wonderful as was the lake. Not much to offer in terms of difficulty, but just a really nice way to start the day

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Heather Perin
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Walking

Trail markers are confusing but otherwise a nice walk(not really a hike).

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ryan ryan donaldson
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Hiking

blah probably good with children or elderly. no challenge

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John Arnoso
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Virge Kask
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Garrett MacDonald
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Hiking

Would be 4 stars if not for the dumb graffiti on the abandoned buildings at the beginning

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Mike Guerette
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samantha menendez
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Very buggy and it gets very annoying

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Amanda Bessette
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Rachel Mainville
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Walking

I brought my two year old here for a walk because other reviews said it was child friendly. it was very swampy and there were many muddy parts if the trail when I had to carry my kid. Not so fun for me. it wasnt very scenic here and is next to some very creepy abandoned buildings. It was an ok walk, but I wouldn't come here again.

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Alexa DeSocio Brown
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Matthew Rumpf
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HikingMuddy

Nice trail, done muddy areas around the pond, but easy to navigate around. Easy trail, relaxing, I would hike this again.

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Michele Flynn
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