Fall is a wonderful time to take a walk in the woods.
We have a resource here in Durham that should interest anyone who enjoys the outdoors. The blue-blazed hiking trail system is administered by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association. The trail system includes the Mattabesett Trail, south from Middletown, through the east side of Durham, to Madison and Guilford and back north on the west side of Durham and Middlefield to its intersection with the Metacomet Trail.
This beautiful trail was designated a part of the New England National Scenic Trail (NET) on March 30, 2009 (www.newenglandtrail.org).
CFPA volunteers maintain the blue blazed trails throughout the state. I manage the section from Higganum Road down to the Rockland Preserve in Madison where the trail intersects with the Lone Pine Trail that goes to Guilford.
Interesting features along this section of the Mattabesett include the Coginchaug Cave, Pisgah Mountain, The Pyramid, and the Mica Ledges. Also of interest is the Selectman’s Stones at the intersection of the town boundaries of Durham, Madison and Guilford.
Help to maintain this lovely scenic trail is always appreciated. If you are interested, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the CFPA office at 16 Meriden Road, Rockfall, CT 06481. (860) 346-TREE (2372) or email@example.com.
I look forward to seeing you out on the trail!
CFPA Volunteer Trail Manager