Trip report

Bluff Point Hike and Swim

Hiking/Walk DATE: 08/27/2016 - 08/27/2016

Trip/Event Location: Groton, CT
US

Trip Leader(s): dave0729

Max # People: 35

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

Difficulty Level: Easy

Bluff Point is the last remaining significant piece of undeveloped land (over 800 acres) along the Connecticut coastline. Over 100 summer cottages wiped out in the Hurricane of 1938 were never ...
Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at: Set GPS to 45 Depot Road, Groton. The park website tells you to take exit 88 off I-95, North or South, to get to CT-117. From intersection of CT-117 and US-1 in Groton drive 0.3 miles on CT-1 to Depot Road. Once on Depot Road drive 0.7 miles, following the road past an industrial park, bearing right under railroad bridge, until you reach parking lot. Parking is ample. We will meet at end of parking lot, at trailhead, near a sign with map of park, adjacent to some picnic tables.
Trip Report/Photos
Featured Photo A diverse group of 35 hikers joined us for this event, hikers ranging in age from the 30's up to the 70's. It was a picture-perfect day for hike and swim. There was a great photo opportuny at the bluffs, and then 20 hikers took a dip in Long Island Sound. After the hike, 25 participants joined us for the after-hike social at a great local Groton restaurant 8 minute drive away on Route 12.

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What Members Are Saying About This Trip/Event

  • Very enjoyable event. Really enjoyed the swim in the sound. Would have liked to stay their longer. Mtg later at the Diner was a nice way to end it. Thanks again Dave. - joepny654

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
joepny654

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Schenectady, NY


United States
vwgreg

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


Enfield, CT


United States
LARGE

Outdoor Fitness Level: Easy to Moderate


North Grosvenordale, CT


United States
jiminct

Outdoor Fitness Level: Easy to Moderate


Manchester, CT


United States
richardc

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Danbury, CT


United States
stevect

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


New Haven, CT


United States
Delfino

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


West Haven, CT


United States
HtfdLooker

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


Hartford, CT


United States
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