DATE: Jan 17, 2021 to Jan 17, 2021

Meeting Time: 11:00 AM

Event Coordinator: jonathanclark

Max # People: 10

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

Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate


Short notice and based upon current forecasting, please join me for a 5-mile hike within the grounds of the reservoirs off Farmington Avenue (Route 4) in West Hartford CT.  Approximately 2 miles of woodland trails and 3 miles of access roads (gravel and paved) with perhaps 500' of elevation gain after which we'll walk out to a cliff-top viewpoint looking north-east-south across the CT River valley - and a good spot for any snacks/lunch you may wish to bring.  The MDC has a good website. will take you to the maps; West Hartford Reservoirs Trail Map will be the one we're using.  Please dress in layers, wear good hiking shoes/boots (may be wet underfoot) and bring whatever water/snacks/food you may want.  Hike should last 2-3 hours.

Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:

For your GPS, entrance to the West Hartford reservoirs is at 1420 Farmington Avenue (Route 4) in West Hartford CT.  For those other than really local, easiest access if from I-84E/W, taking exit #39 to Route 4.  At the traffic light, turn right onto Route 4 and go a little over 2 miles.  Entrance is on the left at a traffic light.  Drive in and park in the public lot to the left.  On a nice weekend day this place will probably be packed.  Park wherever you find a space and please meet at the sign board by the walking entrance into the property.  Here's hoping we havce a nice day for the hike.  Cheers, Jon