Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Ventres Way, Burlington, CT,
Connecticut, West of River,
Come out for some fresh air & a winter view from Perry's Overlook, on this day after Christmas hike. This is a 3.0 mile figure 8 loop hike at a relaxed 1.5 mph pace on Taine Mt. The terrain is average with moderate ascents/descents & one steep climb back to the Overlook to start the second loop. There are two short pleasant 0.25 mi. road walks to connect the trail & back to cars. Expect leaf and acorn litter but not much rock except at stream crossings. Dress appropriately for weather. Bring: water, trail snacks, micro-spikes (may or may not need them), optional poles. Meet: 10:00 at Taine Mt., Ventres Way Trailhead.
From junction of Rte. 4 & Rte. 179 in Burlington, travel west on Rte. 4. Take the first left on to Punch Brook Rd. Travel 0.7 mi. Turn left on to Taine Mountain Rd. Take the first right on to Ventres Way. Drive through subdivision to end of street. Park in the circle or along the street without blocking driveways or mailboxes.