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River Highlands SP Walk

  • Sep 8, 2013 · 1:30 PM

River Highlands State Park is one of the newest parks in Connecticut.  It was dedicated in 2001, preserving 177 acres of former pasture and farming lands.  It has several outstanding views of the Connecticut River from the high bluffs.  We can even walk down to the river’s edge by the Devil’s Blowhole.  Who knows what evil could lurk there.

The parking lot is near a railroad crossing.  It is small, so take care not to block others in.  There is also limited parking along the road.

This will be an easy walk of about 1.6 miles with average ups and downs.  Social walking pace.  We will be out for 1 hour, or as fate may have it.  I have only visited this place once, and I will be following the trail map.

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.

115 Field Rd, Cromwell, 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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  • Gary L.

    thanks again Larry!!!!

    September 8, 2013

  • Cynthia S.

    Thank You Larry!!!! This was my first time out with the group and I must say that eveyone was absolutely lovely!!!! Such a great dynamic group!!! Thanks to Dennis for shielding me so I could use natures restroom prior to everyone arriving!!! Larry you are a wealth of knowledge and I'm thrilled will my new knowledge of the sassafras bush!!! I have already shared this new found knowledge with some friends!!! I'm looking forward to your winter outings!!!! Much peace and joy!!! Cynthia

    September 8, 2013

  • Cynthia S.

    Great trip

    September 8, 2013

  • Tom H.

    For any of you interested in learning more about caterpillars here is the link where I identified the one we saw today with a lot more in it..

    September 8, 2013

  • Tom H.

    We had a great hike today in Cromwell CT.. Thanks again to Larry for leading this hike. I have posted the entire story along with pictures and other infromation on my blog at I also posted some interesting information about the really cool caterpillar we saw. Looking forward to our next hike..

    September 8, 2013

  • Dennis T

    Larry, thanks for ordering the perfect weather. We could have done 10 miles today.

    September 8, 2013

  • Edith P.

    We couldn't find the place. I think the hike may have already started by the time we arrived.

    September 8, 2013

  • Tom H.

    Great Hike Larry, Thanks for leaking this hike..
    Here are the GPS stats from my iPhone.
    Name: Track 170
    Date: Sep 8,[masked]:37 pm
    (valid until Mar 7, 2014) View on Map
    Distance: 2.08 miles
    Elapsed Time: 1:33:13
    Avg Speed: 1.3 mph
    Max Speed: 7.9 mph
    Avg Pace: 44' 53" per mile
    Min Altitude: 25 ft
    Max Altitude: 224 ft
    Start Time:[masked]T17:37:04Z
    Start Location:
    Latitude: 41º 37' 06" N
    Longitude: 72º 38' 07" W
    End Location:
    Latitude: 41º 37' 06" N
    Longitude: 72º 38' 07" W

    September 8, 2013

  • Larry

    Thanks to all who came out for this walk. We had wonderful weather. There was another hiker who was there at the time, and joined us. Perhaps a new member.

    September 8, 2013

  • Gloria

    Great walk! Thanks, Larry!

    September 8, 2013

  • Eric A.

    I started mountain biking here recently as well as hiking.

    September 1, 2013

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