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Hiked with my dog and had a great time. It was a bit wet, since we had that storm the other day, great none the less.

awesome trail for dogs!

Lovely property. Great mix of landscapes and wildlife. The ferns smelled amazing. One of my favorite places I've visited. Loved all the kiosks that provided information on the areas.

Won’t be back unless the trail is maintained. 10 mins in we turned around because it was completely overgrown.

I enjoyed the hike and got to train more with my backpacking gear

6 months ago

Nice trails. Some muddy spots on the blue trail near the pond.

Nice pleasant woodland hike.

Nice trail and overlook was very scenic. Snapped a few pictures of some vultures flying around. The stone chair is cool as it’s positioned just right to view the overlook. Very nice!

Pleasant hike, not too hard, nice river and other interesting features, as well as a nice overlook.

Loved it. Wetlands so probably best to go in the fall or early spring when bugs aren’t an issue, but nice easy going and beautiful views.

Friday, October 13, 2017

great hike with just enough to make it a challenge without being too much. I only had enough time to hike up to the lookout and back, but I'm planning on returning to hike down to the river and over to the spring. this might be my new favorite place.

I did initially miss my turn for the lookout. fallen limbs and leaves had my head down watching my step more than checking for markers. my own fault. thankful for the maps in the app

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Beautiful park! I ended up taking blue to white/blue (the white/blue trail was VERY rocky on the way back). Easy to moderate hike with well marked/maintained trails and lots of signage and maps to help you along the way. There were a multitude of ferns, asters and giant old trees. I did this in the fall and the foliage was gorgeous. I'd love to come back in the winter and explore it again with snowshoes.

Very nice. All short scenic trails. My favorite was North Woods Trail.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Rock Spring Preserve: the hike to the spring is mostly downhill. I would say it was a moderate hike, nothing treacherous. It has a lot of stonewalls along the path to view. The spring is tucked away in a small valley with lots of vegetation growing around it.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Favorite Spot to go. Very easy to walk and great Overlook.

Well marked

Monday, April 03, 2017

wish it was a little more scenic but still very nice! the only straining part for some would be walking back of the entry path

Monday, March 20, 2017

Was a fun trail with the dogs and GF. Not very well marked.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

I liked it, the trail near the river needs a little TLC but not bad otherwise

Sunday, October 09, 2016

We found the trail to be overgrown near the river. Not sure what scenic overlook people are noting-- didn't come upon this. There are a few secondary trails that are not marked, stay on the wider trails and try to look for the white markings on the trees (which are not frequent and fading).

Sunday, October 02, 2016

Great trail! Pretty easy one especially for kids and beginners. The river part was pretty but if you kept going it was a bit over grown. But the lookout was fantastic! Definitely would go again just for the lookout!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016


Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Very nice and well marked .

Saturday, August 27, 2016

It was really great seeing the Indian Spring, the river and overlook. We wished there were more signs at the stops as we didn't know to back track to go to the next stop at the river. And at the overlook the trail continues...to the main road. So there should also be a sign there. Didn't know to backtrack there either. Otherwise the view was AMAZING and it was just beautiful :)

on Pine Acres Lake

Monday, July 11, 2016

didn't make it very far in. the deer Flys were nasty. going back another time

Friday, June 10, 2016

Not a difficult trail, but nice views and well maintained trails. You can avoid the hill if you want, or do it twice if you want a bit more activity.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Good trail! Slightly overgrown near river. Overall very good. My daughter loved the overlook and river.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Make sure you look at a map before you start your hike. There are a lot of different ways to get to the "island". The hike out to the island and back is quite a ways, my Fitbit said 5.9 miles total. This was a lot further than we anticipated. There were a lot of snakes around the marshy area leading up to the island platform. The parking lot is small and I am sure it fills up in the summer time. These trails would be great to bike on, they are very flat and wide.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Easy to follow trail. Light elevation. Nice vista. Park at trailhead.

This well marked picturesque hike featured woodlands and marshes, and ponds. The trails are speckled with kiosks denoting your current location. This is a great feature for hikers that failed to bring a map. Like other reviewers mentioned, we parked off of Potter Road and followed several trails that took us up and around Pine Acres Pond and then around Brown Hill Marsh before completing the loop and getting back to the car. Governor's Island featured an observation platform that we enjoyed a picnic lunch on. I would rate the trails as easy to hike and easy to follow. Some of these hiking trails are shared with horses so you have to be alert at all times as to where you are stepping. This is quite annoying as your attention is drawn away from the scenery, and wildlife and refocused on avoiding these droppings. We did this hike in early March and look forward to returning again when the leaves are out and the wildlife more active. The kiosk near the Potter Street Parking lot has some maps (black and white). This is good except it's hard to tell the difference when the trails are color coded. I recommend going to http ://www.ct.gov/deep/lib/deep/education/goodwin/goodwintrailsmap.pdf and printing out your own map.

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