Come explore the newest of CT’s State Parks. Our 3.3 mile hike will take in fine, pristine vistas of the Connecticut River. We will discover a tiny, hidden beach, along with wooded highlands along the river, and a small stream and its canyon. Mostly moderate terrain with some limited steep parts. We’ll hike at a very gentle pace, allowing time to take in the views as we traverse many newly-built trails all around this attractive, little-known, and mostly undeveloped State Park. Bring boots, water. Families with kids 8+ experienced in hiking are welcome. Bug repellent may be helpful. No dogs, please. Very limited parking so car-pooling is encouraged. A carpool will be arranged from deKoven House. If you arrive right at 1 pm and the lot is full, you may need to be shuttled or walk in from adjoining parking elsewhere. Led by Kenneth Selling of Sierra Club, with Amanda Kenyon from The Rockfall Foundation. Trailhead is at the small parking lot on E. side of 115 Field Rd, Cromwell, just south of the RR track crossing. See Google map for directions. Heavy, steady, rain cancels. Optional ice cream stop after the hike.
This outing is part of Connecticut Trails Day — the huge statewide two-day weekend event with over 220 hikes, nature walks, paddles, and more all across CT, June 1-2. Hikes range from long to short, easy to hard. The event is part of National Trails Day, and is coordinated by our partner: the CT Forest and Park Association. Outings in 118+ other CT towns statewide are also part of that event at: