Penwood State Park sits on top of a trap rock ridge that extends from the Massachusetts border to Meriden. It affords wonderful views from the ridge line, as well as many hiking trails, a picnic area, and 787 acres of land. Part of the Metacomet Trail traverses the park.
This park was a gift from Curtis H Veeder, a Hartford industrialist of the Veeder Root Company, who had a cabin there. Mr. Veeder wished that the park "be kept in a natural state so that those who love nature may enjoy this property as I have enjoyed it."
Enter the park and you will see a small parking area on the right near the street. Do not park here. Turn left to enter the open second gate to a one lane road. About one mile into the park is another parking and picnic area. We will meet there.
This will be an easy walk of about 2 miles with some long steep hills. Social walking pace.
Afterwards we will have a picnic lunch at the picnic area.
Calm and well behaved dogs are welcome. Children are welcome as long as they can go the distance.
The walk will be rescheduled if there is a threat of rain.
Location: This is an approximate address. There is no mailbox there. A GPS is not guaranteed to lead you there.
179 Hartford Rd, Simsbury, CT.
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