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hiking
19 hours ago

This route uses parts of the State Forest trail system: blue, white, green, violet, yellow, and blue (again). They're not noted on AllTrails, so it would be good to get the trail maps from ct.gov/deep before heading out. Route had a bit too much "road" type trail for my taste.

pretty but not too long. I rode horses there and it was pretty good although some low branches in the wooded area.

hiking
1 day ago

Camp Sloper is a great outdoor space. You can loop around the pond walking / running or bike riding. Or you can take the black trail up to the top with new views. Beware you will need to do some minor rock climbing.

This is a great paved path for walking / biking. It's usually quite crowded but it's flat and straight and goes quick. You can even stop along the way downtown for food or ice cream.

I did the hike on a warmer December day. The hike starts out fine but it does get quite steep at one point. We made it to the top and beautiful views but ended up walking down the paved path on the way down.

hiking
1 day ago

We love to do this trail when we don't have a ton of time. Start at Peterson Park and continue until you get to a bridge and some falls. The trail can go farther or loop back to where you parked. That way is easy, quick, and lots of water access for the dog to play in. We've even snow shoed here in the winter.

As the others said, this hike definitely depends on which trail you take. We intended on taking the blue trail to bring us to the top to see the views, however, we just ended up going in one big loop. PS there was a ton of nats!

hiking
1 day ago

Got about 400m in and heard gunfire - turned around and left

hiking
1 day ago