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Burlington, Connecticut Map

Took the Beaver Pond Trail. Great educational hike for the kids. Then stop off at the main building and look at the exhibits inside,

Great for a hike, walk, or run. Trails are designed for hiking, walking, or running depending on where you go. Great for Nature walks with small children. Would recommend this to others!

great everyday hiking/walking trails. if you go to the trails on the right huge fern field in the woods

This place is great. Initially I had a challenging time figuring out the entrance and came across a ton of bear traps... but then I found my way. Loved the little offshoots to include the boardwalk to the pond and view of the beaver dam, the waterfall and the fire lookout. Wide and well-groomed train path. Everything is exceptionally well marked and it shows that a lot of effort goes into the maintenance of this park. Great place to take kids to burn off some energy.

I love it

Make sure to explore some of the offshoots.
Check out the fire tower this trail will lead into the center of the loop.
Check out the waterfall as well!

Easy to follow trail. Mostly walking with some slight hills.

Beautiful walk, some gentle hills. Easy and quick with some pretty water scenery.

mountain biking
8 months ago

I’ve done different parts of the trail twice now (mountain biking) and found it fantastic but, at least for a convicted road cyclist, a bit dangerous with so much sharp rock hoping for me to take a tumble. Perhaps I should consider the hazards a feature, not a bug, but for now I take one star off.

Great place to bring your leashed dog!

Great trail with lots of stops on the way. A fire tower with a great view, a waterfall, and a beautiful pond. You feel like you're completly lost in the woods but it's a loop so it's easy to find your way back. I'll definitely be back again!

11 months ago

I gave this trail 3 stars for two reasons. One, the trails are not clearly marked, so make sure you have a map, or snap a picture of the trailhead map. Two, it's a fairly boring hike--no scenic summit, or winding river, or even still pond--just a hike through the woods, and not even a hilly one at that.

First time hiking last year here.

Nice wide open trails with beautiful views on the side trails.

Great for dog walking!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

I went snowshoeing here this weekend. It was beautiful and peaceful. We became sidetracked once or twice and ended up off a trail but were able to find our way back ok.

I would definitely go again.

mountain biking
Sunday, October 16, 2016

Close to Hartford, but very difficult to navigate. Trails aren't well marked. I found it to be a more challenging ride than expected because of all the rocks.

Easy and family friendly

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

I visit Sessions Woods regularly since I first moved to CT in '09. I live 15 minutes away from it in the City of Bristol. It's nice to get away from the urban setting and appreciate the peace and tranquility of nature. There is ample parking area and information center. Though there are several trails, I usually walk the Beaver Pond Trail. Part of the trail is along the stream and it's a pleasure to see and hear the soothing water streams. There are also mini trails to explore, that branch out from the main one,. My favorite are the Beaver pond, the fire tower view point and the Waterfall (mind your steps going down to the waterfall, it is steep). In the Fall, you can appreciate the leaves changing color and the fallen leaves create a path of bright yellow and red which appears glorious to say the least. I have a special place in my heart for Sessions Woods and I hope you have an enjoyable time visiting there too!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

scenic but a little too easy if you are interested in a workout. great for kids

Love it so very pretty. Great kid friendly easy trail. Great for families!

Beautiful! Don't miss the Boardwalk.

It was a great trail with several side trails off the main loop. There is a waterfall, wildlife observatory, and so much more I have to go back. My opinion start with the beaver trail entrance and explore the side trails as you go. Terrain is pretty good as it's mostly gravel if you stay on the main trail (people bring strollers/kids/dogs). Few tougher inclines too.

Pretty nice to trail run this, hills can be a challenge. This is my go to spot till I explore more

Saturday, July 02, 2016

It was ok. There are a lot of trails around, most unmarked. Can be pretty confusing. The All Trails app though worked like a champ! Kept me on the trail i wanted to be on.

This was a very pleasant well marked trail. Excellent for families. Offers a cool rock waterfall, cool fire tower to climb, beaver dams to view, small wooden boardwalk surrounded by lily pads and turtles. There is one porta potty on the trail right before the turn off to the wildlife blind and the Firetower.

Saturday, June 11, 2016


It's such an easy nice walk with different options.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Mountain Biked this trail tonight with my kiddos. It was awesome. Highly recommend it!

This is a beautiful and easy trail to walk with anybody.

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