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This hike had lots of different trails, things to see, easy directions, and parking.

Bluff Point is a wonderful trail that leads you out to views of Fishers Island and Long Island Sound. The beach makes for an adequate swim day, and the second half of the loop is steep enough to burn off lunch.

on Squantz Pond Trail

6 days ago

6/2018 Great hike be aware lotsa trees Dow due to recent tornado you’ll have to go over,under and around some but was nice and I saw no one else after look out rock

hiking
6 days ago

My dog loved it there and I didn’t find one tick!!

walking
7 days ago

Nice easy walk along the water. Good if you want to get outside and have a view but not be challenged. The board walk portion is clean and well built. Nice little park area at the end with beautiful ocean views. No shortage of places to sit along the way as its lined with an obscene amount of benches.

No dogs allowed.

Been here more times than I can count-there are endless little trails and off-shoots to explore. I generally park in the little dirt lot across from the boat launch parking area. From there I hop onto the Nipmuck Trail and loop around, and then sometimes tack on the Breakneck Pond loop afterward. Great place to take my dog. It is my quiet, peaceful happy place. A nice and easy hike to clear my mind.

It’s more like a walk than a hike but it’s the ocean so you have to enjoy it. I went on a Saturday afternoon. Next time I will go at the crack of dawn to avoid the masses. Short, enjoyable, and relaxing experience.

trail running
15 days ago

Loved this park!

hiking
20 days ago

Great day for a hike on a great trail. Very easy for kids to walk

My dog loved it ,!!!!

easily accessible heavily trafficked trail. If you go right at the fork in the beginning along the water, theres many places to grab a quiet spot of beach to your self :)

hiking
21 days ago

Beautiful boardwalk along the water. A few places to dip your toes in, benches along the boardwalk for sitting, many information boards to learn about the wildlife and the past. I continued to walk up to the park.

This is mostly a boardwalk trail. nice views. lots of neat birds and sea shells

hiking
25 days ago

Nice views. Good shade. Just enough altitude disparity to be interesting.

Parked at the address of the trail head that is proved! Hiked on the white trail to the blue trail (Breakneck Pond Trail). Important note that the blue markers of the Breakneck Pond Trail are being updated to a blue red marker (3 horizontal stripes blue red blue). There are signs for the marker changes, but not until later on the trail. Due to this confusion I stayed on the white trail longer and accidentally came across the blue Breakneck Pond Trail. If you do the Breakneck Pond Trail counter clock wise I thought it had more uphills than if you were to do it clock wise. I thought the rating of moderate was fair. There are parts of the trail that require rock hoping, walking over rocks to pass thru creaks, and walking on thin log bridges. Enjoyed my hike! While on the Breakneck Pond Trail there is a view of the lake a majority of the time. If you visit during the off season, there is no charge for parking. Went the weekend before Memorial Day and there was no charge.

Nice. easy side of moderate. would have been a little bored but we took the gold trail for a rockier path and better views. the old pavilion was really neat and enjoyed climbing on the jette at the beach. a little humid and 79 degress.

Nice trails for all ages and fitness levels. It’s a boardwalk along the beach. Sandy, open atmosphere. I would consider this moderate to heavy traffic. Seems like it is a popular place to talk a walk.

1 month ago

Great family walking trail but equally good for trail running. It can get crowded on a nice summer weekend.

trail running
1 month ago

Really enjoyed running this loop. Accessed from the North from Breakneck Rd in Sturbridge MA. Like the 1906 granite state border markers.

Easy walking around the main loop. A ton of trails to explore in and around the main loop. Great views.

hiking
1 month ago

Just a perfect walk. Not difficult by any stretch. Rocky in areas, flat in others, and a great way to spend an early sunday morning.

1 month ago

Perfect!

Easy hike with some beautiful views! Lots of little trails you can take to extend the hike some.

trail running
1 month ago

Nice trail on west side going up the hills with a few decent vista points along the way. A wet and annoying return on the access road starting at the state line. Looks like park officials want to restrict access to snowmobiles and motorcycles so put up a series of barriers along road. This, in addition to all the water, was a pain in the neck. Looks like there are alternate options though, one closer to the Pond and one up the hill. Overall, a nice property!

1 month ago

Hardly a "hard" hike. Definitely more "easy to moderate". We parked in lower lot (upper lot was closed) and actually hiked the white Trail which ran parallel to the pond, intersecting with the red trail (basically a fire road) and then back to the upper lot. Lots of trees down and very muddy after all the rain we had but, nonetheless, a beautiful trail filled with lots of little waterfalls and views of the pond. Clocked this trail at 5.2 miles not 3.3 but we did sort of make our own way around.

Wear bug spray and long clothes - this place is infested with ticks.

Nice and easy day hike

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