Trip report

Bigelow Hollow State Park

Hiking/Walk DATE: 07/22/2017 - 07/22/2017

Trip/Event Location: Union, CT
US

Trip Leader(s): dave0729 , dreamer

Meeting Time: 11:00 AM

Max # People: 30

Trip Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money

Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

Bigelow Hollow State Park and the bordering Nipmuck State Forest are located just south of the CT and MA border in Union, CT, and are easily accessible from I 84. It is a popular spot for hiking, cam... Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at: Take I 84 East to Exit 73. Turn right at end of ramp on to Route 190 N (Buckley Highway). Follow Route 190 North to Route 171 (Bigelow Hollow Road), East on right. Stay on Route 171 until you see park (on left). The park is listed with address Route 171 (275-285 Bigelow Hollow Road), Union, CT 06076. Try to car pool if possible, as there is a $9 per CT vehicle entrance fee ($15 for out-of-state). Meet at the Bigelow Pond picnic area in the trailhead parking lot. There are four parking areas. This is NOT the first parking area at entrance of park from Route 171. Drive past first parking area and the boat launch (where there is small parking area) to next parking area on northern tip of Bigelow Pond. Do not drive past Bigelow Pond. The park roadway ends at the Mashapaug Pond Boat launch.
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Members That Participated

dave0729

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Bolton, CT


United States
dreamer

Outdoor Fitness Level: Easy to Moderate


Bolton, CT


United States
guest member
Natick228

Outdoor Fitness Level: Easy to Moderate


Natick, MA


United States
trafficlight2000

Outdoor Fitness Level: Easy to Moderate


Pittsfield, MA


United States
EASTSIDE33

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Lincoln, RI


United States
TIM02118

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Somerville, MA


United States
chriskorus

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Windham County, CT


United States
roshiker

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


Pawtucket, RI


United States
Biker

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Fairfield, CT


United States
Gandalf Jul 25, 2017 at 7:12 PM

Sounds like a fabulous trip!

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