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CFPA TRAILS DAYS Menunkatuck Trail to Broomstick Ledges

Date and Time

Sunday, June 6, 2021, 10:30AM - 3:30PM


New England Trail Parking Lot, Old Toll Gate Road, Guilford CT,
Connecticut, West of River,


Registration is required for this activity.


REGISTER HERE BUT ALSO RSVP @ Only Meetup will have last minute updates, addtl. info. and correct directions to trailhead. IF ACCEPTED the AMC emails you a "Confirmation". Please cancel with at least 48 notice so the wait list can attend. AMC Rating: "Vigorous-Strenuous" AMC Chapter Trip Listing Difficulty Ratings | AMC ( for advanced hikers 12+ miles fast paced with few stops. You must stay with the group without holding us back. Take pictures for AMC photo contest. DOGS not okay . Required Equipment: H2O/snacks, phone, printed map, headlamp, coat warm enough for overnight temps, dry base layer, rain gear, Hiking poleS this list: Participate in the largest hiking event in the country and support the CFPA they maintain 800 miles of blue blazed trails in CT. We will hike a 12 mile lollipop .. out on blue to the Broomstick ledges and into water company Genesee Trails.. The Menunkatuck Trail, named for the first human inhabitants of this region, represents the southernmost segment of the New England Trail, connecting the Mattabessett Trail with Long Island Sound in the town of Guilford. The trail leaves the Mattabessett 1.3 miles east of Route 77 and heads south over land owned by the South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority, Maps NorthwoodsOldPentRoadPoster20200209-scaled.jpg (2222×2560) ( RecTrails_RWA2_6-2-16.pdf (

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Grew up in NH climbing/camping in the Whites starting with Mt. Washington when I was 8. Enjoyed backpacking trips to Torres Del Paine, Sequoia, Canadian Rockies, Mount Whitney and about every mountain in NE. Like to find new places or ways to hike in CT to keep it interesting and use local hikes to stay in shape for more challenging adventures. Love to introduce people to climbing, backpacking, and paddling. . Look forward to meeting new friends with the CT AMC and seeing my CHA friends.