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Mashamoquet State Park (AKA Wolf Den)

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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.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Directions

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.

Liability Waiver
As a condition of your voluntary participation in this activity you acknowledge and agree to the following: this activity involves inherent risks that can cause property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death to participants and/or others; you assume all risk associated with this activity; you are responsible for having the necessary knowledge, skills, abilities, clothing, and equipment to safely participate in this activity; you know and will follow the Hiker Responsibility Code described at www.hikesafe.com; the leader(s) of this activity are volunteers; and you for yourself, your heirs, executors, and administrators release, hold harmless, and indemnify the leader(s) and all members of this group from any and all claims for property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death - including those caused by negligence and/or other reasons.

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  • Tony C.

    Great job Sherri ! I hope it was the first for many to come.

    July 28, 2013

  • Bob T.

    John said it perfectly - good hike, nice day, great company. Thank you John and Sherri.

    July 27, 2013

  • sherri

    Thanks everyone. I'm very lucky to have such a nice group to hike with. :) And yes the deer did cost me a little extra but it as worth it! !

    July 27, 2013

  • Mary S.

    Sherri, thanks for a great job leading the pack! The deer running across the field just before we started was an especially nice touch. And thank you all for making me feel right at home with the group - I really enjoyed myself and I'm looking forward to the next adventure!

    July 27, 2013

  • Christine H. D.

    Awesome hike, thank you

    July 27, 2013

  • Meri

    Nice hike. Thank you, Sherri.

    July 27, 2013

  • Kenny P.

    I meant too fast, not to fast.

    July 27, 2013

  • Kenny P.

    Well done Sherri. You brought great weather and friends with you today. Too bad it seemed to end to fast. That's what happens when its a great hike.

    1 · July 27, 2013

  • John H.

    A good hike on a nice summer morning, with great company. I couldn't ask for more. You did a super job, Sherri!

    July 27, 2013

  • Leanne A

    Great job Sherri. Thanks to both you and John for making today happen. It is such a nice location. I had not been in some time. Thanks for a nice morning.

    July 27, 2013

  • Leanne A

    Hey Rick was going to se if you wanted to carpool... I see you are now off. Hope to se you soon. I did reschedule the paddle for next Friday.

    July 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, I think I'm going to swap to the hike that's closer to home. Have fun!

    July 25, 2013

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  • John H.
    Wilderness First Aid Certified ( WFA ), Assistant Organizer,
    Event Host
  • sherri
    Event Host
  • Bob T.
    Wilderness First Aid/CPR Certified, Assistant Organizer
  • Tony C.
    Wilderness First Aid/CPR Certified, Organizer
  • nancy
    Official Group Photographer
  • Christine H. D.
    Wilderness First Aid Certified, Assistant Organizer
  • Kenny P.
    Mooseologist, Snake Whisperer
  • Leanne A
    Wilderness First Aid/CPR Certified, Assistant Organizer

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