Explore the most popular wildlife 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.

hiking
2 days ago

Quiet, nicely kept trail. Well marked with a sweet little interpretive trail guide you can follow to learn more about the geography and botany of the area.

Great hikes for kids. Lake, lean tos, streams, a damn, and small rock formations to keep them busy. We hiked white to red-white around the lake.

Beautiful and excellent run. It is not 5.3mi but 6.338mi for the full round circuit. Follow the blue Marks throughout the way and you will be in for a treat with stunning vistas and superb running terrain.

Great family hike. 4, 5 and 7 year old. 3.4 miles with dog. Right after snow melt and rain, falls were flowing! Will go again.

Nice hike with family. Very busy, which is a pro and a con. Great for dogs as there were a bunch of dogs on this trail. Nice views from the tower.

Nice family hike with family and dog. Waterfall was the best park. Busy, popular spot. Nice for picnics too.

Hiked to Southwick street on Metacomet manadnock trail. Trail changes from blue blaze to white blaze and can get confusing...this happens beyond the road right about as you hit the Mass. border. There is a trail head with a parking area covered in snow. Beautiful bridge through marsh between mountains...this is Boggs bridge. Parked on mountain road where the Metacomet hooks at Spencer's wildlife preserve...snowy pull off area. There is a power line clearing and a couple really nice views from the cliff side where you can see distant cliff faces and snowy ponds etc. No deep snow on trail, it's mostly packed down by ATV/snow machines on the Mass side...but slippery enough to make you burn way more calories than intended.

Great snowy hike today. We parked in the commuter lot, crossed the street and walked up a side street to find the trail head. It was easy to find and everything was very clearly marked. We will definitely go again.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice little walk around the pond. Not too strenuous.

Solid hike, be ready to deal with some rocks if you are going in the winter. Trail relatively well kept and well blazed.

Perfect hiking weather the day we chose to hike this well marked trail. Challenging yet fun trail. Was surprised that we did not see another hiker the entire trek. Well worth checking the trail system out.

I hiked here today and it was great! It had snowed last night, so the trail was coated, but it was only moderately slippery in a few spots. The views on this trail are incredible - there are a bunch of overlooks! Definitely recommend this hike.

hiking
1 month ago

The trail wasn't well marked, but it was beautiful in the snow.

walking
1 month ago

Nice easy walk especially if you’re bring older dogs that may fatigue quickly.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike. I used the red trail all the way over the peak and down to the other side to the creek. Then the white trail to the blue trail which makes about a 5 mile loop. I am impressed with the amount of open space SImsbury has in this park.

Quick and nice!

hiking
1 month ago

I love this trail! It feels like a moderate hike to me with outstanding views of the lake. It's well marked and there are a number of options to take. Park in the boat launch area if you don't want to pay.

This should actually be known as part of the 1,000 Acre Preserve, an area recently preserved by the towns of Old Saybrook, Westbrook and Essex. It’s a nice LONG walk through the woods. Nothing strenuous other than distance. Named Pequot, I guess, because it wraps around Pequot Swamp - not sure how else it might have gotten it’s name. The entire Preserve has other connecting trails but these are in the process of being officially established. Amazing and huge forest. Dogs required to be on leash. Bikes not permitted.

Beautiful scenery. Trail poorly maintained

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