Hike Gay City State Park
Hiking/Walk DATE: 01/30/2018 - 01/30/2018
Trip/Event Location: Hebron CT, CT
Trip Leader(s): minh
Max # People: 10
Trip Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money
Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate
This will be an easy hike to get the blood moving a bit as the weather again cools. Depending on who signs up, we'll take one of the trails that will last 1.5-2 hours, with an opportunity... Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:
From the South/New London area: Follow Route 85 north. Park entrance is 6.7 miles past the intersection with Route 66.
From Glastonbury area: Take Route 85. Park entrance is 2.0 miles past the intersection with Route 94.
From the North/Hartford & Massachusetts area: I-384 east to Exit 5. Take Route 85 south for 4.7 miles.
Parking should be free for the winter season. We will meet in the parking lot to the right of the entrance.
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Gary, Ron, and I had a wonderful time hiking for two hours at Gay City State Park. The snow died down shortly after we got there, and there was enough snow to make things beautiful but not enough to hamper the hike. We walked over four miles down the white, red/white, red, red/blue, and blue trails, enjoying good conversation while taking in the wonderful winter scenes. We crossed several bridges with untrampled snow, a few picnic areas, and the pond. We followed the blue trail which wound its way on top of the dam and came back to the main road. In all, it was a very nice two-plus hours, and I hope to do it again some time soon.
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