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Penwood SP Walk

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.

Accuracy of popular web sites.

Google group, including Tom Tom GPS:  Close to destination.  You should be able to find it close by.

Navteq group, including Map Quest, Yahoo, Bing, and MS Streets and Trips:  Close to destination.  You should be able to find it close by.

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  • Greg

    Sorry I missed everyone, as thinking it was Sunday. Was a nice day to visit the park then too!

    August 26, 2013

  • Steve

    Great job Larry... My first visit to Penwood was both enjoyable and informative. And of course, the weather was absolutely perfect...

    August 25, 2013

  • Larry

    Wonderful weather and good company. Who could ask for more. Thanks for turning out to make it a great hike.

    August 25, 2013

  • Dennis T

    Nice walk Larry.....
    As usual, your "tour guide" knowledge makes it much than a hike.

    August 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My husband and me enjoyed the walk, as did our dog, Cadie. Thanks for an enjoyable morning everyone!

    August 25, 2013

  • Donna Vance B.

    The weather couldn't have been better and the view was beautiful!

    August 24, 2013

  • Mary

    Nice walk and perfect weather and great friends (old and new!). Thanks Larry!

    August 24, 2013

  • David M.

    Larry was a great host, knowledgeable and low-key, a lovely group as well

    August 24, 2013

  • Glenn ".

    Is anyone interested in car pooling I am off rt91 and 9 Cromwell?

    August 22, 2013

  • Larry

    I would imagine we should be back by 11:30 or so. then lunch maybe 30 minutes.

    August 20, 2013

  • Sandi S.

    Hi! What is our expected time of return?

    August 20, 2013

  • David M.

    Ideal time and place, see you...

    August 18, 2013

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