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Event Rating: Level 2 (Moderate)
Recommended for members who have completed one or more Level 1 hikes
Distance: 4+ miles
Time Duration: ~2 hours
Blaze Orange: not required
Mashamoquet State Park is located in Pomfret, CT. Pomfret is located in northeast Connecticut. The park is located off RTs 101 & 44 . The hike will be about 4.25 miles in length, and take ~2.0 hours to complete. We will be hiking the blue outer loop trail, and starting from the Wolf Den Campground.
The park is mostly known for being the home of “Wolf Den”, where in 1742 Israel Putnam went into a cave and killed a wolf that had been killing farmer’s sheep in the area for years. Israel Putnam was later to gain fame as a Major General in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. Near the “Wolf Den” are the Table Rock and Indian Chair natural stone formations. The Indian Chair is a wide seat-shaped ledge, suitable for a photo op.
The trails feature a few hills as they wind through the woods. The hills are not large, but provide some good exercise. With the rocky trails and likely wet areas, a pair of hiking boots is strongly suggested. With the warm weather, come prepared with bug spray for protection from ticks and other insects. As always bring water and snacks along for the trail.
From the east/(Providence, RI): Take Route 6 west onto Route 101 west. Continue west on Route 101, going ~1/4 mile past the junction with Route 169. Watch for a sign on your left for the Wolf Den Campground. Take the left onto Wolf Den Drive, and follow it until you come to the campground entrance on your left.
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