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A good place with kids. A few downed trees to climb over. Otherwise fairly easy. There’s a nice clearing for a picnic.

The hike to the reservoir itself is a straight shot of

Very pleasant and moderate. Markers along the way would help with navigation. The APP's GPS was very useful.

I️ loved it and so did my pup. Lots of trails

The first part entering off of Birch Mtn Rd in Glastonbury was very clear, very well marked (it’s the Shenipsit Tr). Ended up on Case Mtn in Manchester. The returning part of the loop was awful. Got lost multiple times (no marked trails), had to use my phone for the majority of the return trip to ensure I was staying on the “path”. Good thing for a fully charged phone battery. If I do it again, I’ll just stick to the Shenipsit.

This was a nice hike/walk however the trails are very poorly marked making it very confusing to navigate.

it was a nice hike around ,some of the paths are not clearly marked ,but easy enough to find..i recommend the route, just towards the end follow the path to the road. didn't see any waterfalls except at the beginning not really visible. mainly woods and some streams

Couldn't hike the trail- completely overgrown and unmarked.

Boring trail.

There's no doubt about it; this place is beautiful. However, I did get lost on the south side of the reservoir because the trails are not marked.

Quiet leisurely stroll around the reservoir enjoying the white pine needle softness underfoot and the fern garden.

Saturday, June 03, 2017

This is a relatively easy trail minus a few muddy spots from recent rain to look out for. Just walk around. Beautiful views along the way!

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

What a beautiful day we had for our first hike to the reservoir! The dogs loved the run and going for a swim. We saw ducks enjoying their life on the water. Very peaceful setting. Also met some nice people and their very well behaved dogs on the trail.

Monday, March 06, 2017

OK; very peaceful. No trail markers to speak of. Will do the opposite side of the reservoir next time.

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

I love this trail! ❤

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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Not much to it. Downloaded the map.
Started on the blue trailed crossed over to the red "Garnet" trail , which went nowhere. Crossed back to the blue/white trail and again just went nowhere. Went about 4 miles with no views, sites, direction. Should of just went out to the woods behind my house.
At least the day was nice.

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Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Leading up to and through the walk around most of the north side of the reservoir, we had no problems and the atmosphere was great! However, the trail is never marked, and it became a problem along the south side. Trying to find/follow trails was so frustrating, we weren't able to appreciate the walk back. Still worth it, just try to follow the reservoir whenever the trail fails you. Also, the app's GPS was a huge help, it's worth bringing along!

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Beautiful trail

Monday, October 03, 2016

Hiked this trail with the hubby, our two girls (2 yrs and 9 mo) on our backs and our dog. Had a great hike in to the reservoir where we enjoyed a picnic lunch. What a great place so close to home!

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Beautiful, peaceful, pristinely maintained and well-marked trail. At many points, all I could hear was nature sounds, which is all too rare on CT trails. I turned around at the 3-mile mark and walked back through a steady rain. A lovely retreat into nature.

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Beautiful walk around reservoir!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Trail was not marked at all but the GPS on the app helped. It does have some nice views of the reservoir. Couple spots you have the option to climb up pretty high so this increases the workout. Lots of people by the water

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Very nice.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Beautiful trail around the reservoir. Varied terrain. Easy enough to take a group of cub scouts!

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Monday, July 04, 2016

great walk. was difficult to find the path at end of reservoir. other hikers led us on.

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Saturday, July 02, 2016

Lovely. Required some rambling.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Great easy hike in a beautiful secluded area. Clear wide trails most of the way, easy to follow native trails next to water all around reservoir. Looking forward to going back again soon.

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Nice hike and views.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

It was a nice hike, enjoyed the view of the water but when we continued on with the other half of the trail we got lost a couple times because trail was not marked, it was confusing lucky I had my phone and was able to use the GPS to find my way back. I most likely won't do this trail again .

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Monday, February 29, 2016

Beautiful scenery, lots of people and dogs. The trails were not marked well and we went off course a few times which made the total mileage 5. Some loud 4-wheelers etc on the trails by the electrical lines. Despite the crowd we really enjoyed this walk.

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