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Tunxis Trail, Southern Nepaug Region

This is another section hike of the Tunxis Trail and is an intermediate hike. We will hike from Hotchkiss Road in Burlington to Rt 202 in New Hartford. The trail makes use of a number of woods roads near the Nepaug Reservoir. This hike will be about 4.3 miles in length. It is a section hike so will all meet at the end location and take a few cars to the beginning on Hotchkiss Road.

We are getting into spring and you should be prepared for bugs. Ticks are always a problem and black flies will soon be out. A repellant with DEET is effective and correct clothing can help.

Meeting Location: Nepaug State Forest entrance, Rt 202, New Hartford. From the junction of Rt 44 and Rt 202 in Canton, travel west 3.0 miles on Rt 202 to the Nepaug State Forest entrance. There is parking on both sides of the road.

Apres-Hike: As a departure from the norm, I am going to set the Apres-hike location. There is a very nice vineyard just a few miles west of the end point. Bring a picnic or bring a snack to share for the Apres-Outing.  Here's a link to their site;

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  • A former member
    A former member

    A great day shared outdoors-thanks Dave, Carol Ann, Bob and Brandon

    May 27, 2013

  • Carol A.

    Sunny and dry. A perfect day for a light hike and winery outing! Thank you all for making the day fun!

    1 · May 27, 2013

  • Nataly

    Beautiful pictures

    May 27, 2013

  • Keyna

    What a fun time it was nice to meet everyone!

    May 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was really great meeting you all!

    1 · May 26, 2013

  • Nataly


    May 26, 2013

  • Jennifer Ann P.

    Good to see you all too!!!!

    May 26, 2013

  • Greg

    beautiful forest trail

    May 26, 2013

  • Teri

    Thanks for a great day! Always a good time hiking with you guys!

    May 26, 2013

  • jean W.

    Great Hike! Thanks Dave, barbed wire and all.

    May 26, 2013

  • Alison

    Sorry I'm going to pass today. I'm feeling a bit out of sorts. I'll see you all next week. Have a great holiday weekend!

    May 26, 2013

  • Carol A.

    Apres-Hike ---- Winery! Bring a picnic or bring a snack to share as we will have our Apres-Outing at Dave's pick:

    Connecticut Valley Winery
    1480 Litchfield Turnpike
    New Hartford, CT 06057
    860.489.WINE (9463)

    May 8, 2013

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