Squantz Pond Trail

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Squantz Pond Trail is a 3.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near New Fairfield, Connecticut that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
672 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

canoeing

fishing

fly fishing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Squantz Pond immerses the visitor in a "mountain like" setting. Extremely popular; closes early on summer days. Squantz Pond immerses the visitor in a "mountain like" setting. Steep, wooded slopes disappear into the cool, blue pond below. In the fall, the park becomes a haven for photographers capturing the colorful reflection of the foliage in the mirrored surface of the water. In 1926 Squantz Pond was established as a state park.

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17 days ago

Awesome hike!

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29 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

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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4 months ago

My favorite spot

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6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

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.

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

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.

trail running
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!

Monday, September 26, 2016

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Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Loved it

Friday, August 26, 2016