HIKES & EVENTS
WEST HARTFORD RESERVOIRS
Half Day Hike
DATE: Jan 17, 2021
END DATE: Jan 17, 2021
Hike/Event Location: WEST HARTFORD CT
Hartford, CT United States
Meeting Time: 11:00 AM
Max # People: 10
Hike Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money
Hike Difficulty Level:
Easy to Moderate
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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. Themdc.org/reservoirs/ 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.
Directions To Trailhead Parking Lot
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