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Father's Day Quinnipiac Trail circuit hike - Mount Sanford and Roaring Brook

This is not a beginner hike.  It is a 7.6 mile intermediate hike.  There will be dirt, bugs and maybe mud too. This is a circuit hike so we will start and end at the same spot thus no car shuttles!

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Pets: Dogs are welcome. Bring a leash because that is the rule for this park.

This portion of the Quinnipiac Trail (blue-blazed) traverses a generally northward route across the ridge that frames the western side of the Central Valley in the Naugatuck State Forest. We will summit (a little summit for a real hiker) Mount Sanford, then descend to Bethany Gap.  We will then scramble upward following a rocky ridgeline to the spectacular Roaring Brook Falls.

Our return route will take us along the blue/red blazed Sanford Alternate Trail and reconnect with the Quinnipiac Trail just north of the YMCA camp.

We like all of our hikers to remain safe. With that in mind, please bring one of any of the following items:  safety pins, safe deposit box (or its key), life jacket or air bag.

Apres-hike: As always, we will follow the hike with a social outing.

The Victorian House  Link:     http://www.allmenus.com/ct/cheshire/370460-the-victorian-house-restaurant--tavern/menu/

226 Maple Ave, Cheshire CT 06410 

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  • JGO

    Thanks Carol. Awesome time! Hand is doing ok, less swelling and able to move fingers. Hope seeing you soon!

    June 16, 2014

    • Carol A.

      Thank you for the update! Heal and then come out to hike again!

      June 17, 2014

  • Carol A.

    The Perfect day! A little view, the 2nd largest waterfall in CT (plus a second waterfall we encountered first), some ups and downs, a spectacular breeze and lots of smiles. Happy Father's Day to all the Dads... present and absent. Please come out and play again!

    1 · June 16, 2014

  • Naomi

    As always, a great time!

    June 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Carol Ann, thanks for organizing the hike and arranging for the nice weather!

    June 15, 2014

    • Carol A.

      My pleasure! And we do have connections for the weather. Remember that if you ever doubt z hike for the future !

      June 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for a beautiful day! Tony is snoring loudly right now

    June 15, 2014

    • Carol A.

      Perfect ! Thank Tony for joining!

      June 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great hike, well organized - Thanks Carol Ann!!

    June 15, 2014

  • Dave G.

    I am pumped to finally be on a hike with dirt, bug and mud potential!

    May 21, 2014

    • jean W.

      Be careful what you wish for!

      June 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Bob, can I handle the scramble?

    June 11, 2014

    • Carol A.

      I don't remember if bob hiked this with me last year... So he may not have the answer. Tony - you'll do just fine on the scrambles of this hike!

      June 11, 2014

  • Wade

    Victorian house is in Cheshire ...not Chester

    June 10, 2014

  • Britta R.

    Where will you be doing the après hike and at what time?! Hamden is right by us so we might be able to stop by after the hike.

    June 9, 2014

    • Carol A.

      We are going to the Victorian House in Chester. The address has been added (above). It will be great to see YOU! Love

      June 9, 2014

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