Explore the most popular kid friendly trails in Connecticut with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

perfect trail system for the novice hiker, or anybody looking for a easy hike. plenty of water views. very well marked trails. not much elevation however.

Trail by the lake is pretty but very muddy, be sure to watch your step! Also, be aware, the last time we were here we ran into a very large black bear on the trail. Local fb groups indicate that he lives close and doesn't bother people, but if you're hiking with children or pets, make sure you keep a close eye!

Lots of dogs on Sunday.

Very good and scenic view

Great little walk around the lake.

Nice walk. The tree marks were not the easiest to find. When we made it to the tri State marker it was hard to find the blue marker from our trail. All in all it was a nice walk.

hiking
1 day ago

Don’t go on a weekend if you don’t like seeing other people on the trail.

Nice walk .. great for my 11 year old dog ! Few geocaches out there too our you are into that :-)

525 not 480 for address. nice walk but a small Brook needs a little bridge to go across.

trail running
1 day ago

Beautiful woods. A few areas where trail needs work, trees down. Thank you NFA.

walking
2 days ago

This is a lovely and relatively short walk ideal for younger (and old) walkers. We were the only ones here and then just one person showed up! It is a pleasant ramble through the woods and besides a vigorous river. A little muddy when we went and we benefitted from wearing hiking boots. No tricky footwork required.

Great for strollers. Beautiful and easy.

2 days ago

Nice hike although many trees are down along the route so either around, over or under was a regular decision. Beautiful waterfall at the beginning of the trail.

Very scenic, moderate trails that lead to a couple interesting destinations including a lookout tower built in the early 1900's and Chapel Rock, an area once used to gather for worship by local residents.
There are two seperate trailheads to choose from, the one behind the senior center holds more parking. The other trailhead boasts two pillars made with stone from every state.
Americare members came here recently to clear trails that have been long blocked by debris and overgrowth and blaze trails.
There are also a couple geocaches located here.

walking
3 days ago

Super easy to get to. 5 minute walk to the falls at the least. A beautiful view!

The trail was very hard to navigate but the view was worth it once we found it. It was decently easy as far as endurance just a very steep walk to the oven and steep down from the view point.

Great short hike..well maintained trails, great place for a dog walk. Meadows are wonderful for bird watching!!

A great road for biking with little kids and nice views. The lake at the end has a magnificent view to take some rest and enjoy the playground. Bikes are not allowed in the loop around the lake

Nice leisurely bike ride. Easy to follow and wide trail. Don't expect any mind-blowing views. Would be a great trail for trail running.

Take a picture of the trail map before you head out. Around the group campgrounds, the orange blazes disappear for some reason.

Nice little hike. Still not sure what the devil's oven is supposed to be.

hiking
5 days ago

Nice waterfall.

hiking
5 days ago

Little spiderweb of trails, Take a picture of the trail map to help yourself out. Pleasant walk in the woods and the beginnings of some nice fall colors.

hiking
5 days ago

It's kind of a short little dinky trail, but I really liked it. The fall colors were just beginning to show themselves and the weather was great. The railroad trail was also a little bit elevated, so probably stays dry after rain.

hiking
5 days ago

Nice little hike. The western half mile back to HWY 80 is unmarked, but easy enough to follow. Blue blazes are placed frequently enough to make it fairly easy to stay on trail.

hiking
5 days ago

The trail was not well marked, but thankfully there was enough foot traffic that it was easy to follow your way to the falls (which are beautiful, but smaller than expected).

hiking
5 days ago

We found this trail to be beautiful on multiple levels. The rock features are amazing, and the view from the top of the tower is worth the relatively small bit of uphill climb. There was some standing water at the base of the trail (no wonder with all the rain we've received lately) - but it was minimal and the rest of the trail was easy to traverse.

Easy hike, good loop for a run.

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