Ridgefield, CT: Bennett's Pond State Park

  • April 19, 2014 · 10:00 AM

Join us for a easy-to-moderate mid-spring hike through the rolling hills of Bennett's State Park. Beautiful scenery, moderate climbs and lake views.

Difficulty: moderate.


Distance: 5 to 7 miles

Estimated Time: 3 to 3.5 hours

Trail Map: http://www.ct.gov/deep/lib/deep/stateparks/maps/bennettspond.pdf


Google Map link for directions to parking area: https://maps.google.com/maps?daddr=41.328754,-73.480447&hl=en&sll=41.328871,-73.480757&sspn=0.001885,0.004128&t=h&mra=mift&mrsp=1&sz=19&z=19

Equipment: Sturdy hiking shoes. Water -- at least two liters. Hiking poles if needed. Headlamp or flashlight. Trail map. Fully charged cell phone.


Guests: No guests for this hike. All hikers must be members of WHMG.

Day-of-hike cellphone #: You must provide me with a day-of-hike cellphone # or risk having your RSVP cancelled.

Weather: Rain cancels.

Important general notes about my hikes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TKFHHQIDkgNVWs-4XmPVJM3qXp7X9B6jIrUZSWgyECU/edit

Trivia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bennett%27s_Pond_State_Park<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harriman_State_Park_%28New_York%29"></a>

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  • Maxine

    S O S...trying to post the pics from yesterday but it keeps telling me my photos are too large, individually. Does anyone have suggestions on how to get these awesome photos posted, especially the group shots?

    April 20, 2014

    • Maxine

      Thanks Ed, will do

      April 21, 2014

    • Anthony

      Maxine let me know if you still need help

      April 21, 2014

  • Noey

    As a first hike I has a great experience. Friendly group and beautiful weather. Couldn't ask for more. Looking forward to future hikes.

    April 19, 2014

  • Mark M.

    Thank you all

    April 19, 2014

  • Anthony

    Great hike, Great people, New friends and some very special old friends too!
    Well the weather was gorgeous, the mud wasn't that bad.
    We hiked the lake, crossed some streams and climbed a mountain well sorry we climbed more then one.
    We saw wild life, a snake ( yes real) a cobra ( not real) an owl ( with some imagination ) the Long Island Sound and an Indian face. Thanks for all the photos.
    Mostly thanks for sharing such a beautiful day.
    Anthony

    6 · April 19, 2014

  • Jason

    What a group, hike and day.

    1 · April 19, 2014

  • Maxine

    This was an excellent hike; challenging hike, wonderful people, good chemistry and a great time was had by all it seems. Will definitely attend any hikes hosted by this group. Anthony the host, exceeded my expectations in every way possible.

    1 · April 19, 2014

  • Angela R.

    Excellent hike, views and company! Look forward to the next one.

    April 19, 2014

  • Maribel

    It was a great hike and well organized! Beautiful place! Hikers were friendly and lots of fun! I'm looking forward to the next hike! Happy Easter to everyone!

    1 · April 19, 2014

  • Kevin

    Sorry for the cancellation. Forgot it was Easter weekend and that I had volunteered myself at an event.

    April 19, 2014

  • Anthony

    now now

    April 18, 2014

  • Anthony

    now now

    April 18, 2014

  • Anthony

    Now now.Looking forward to tomorrow

    April 18, 2014

  • Diane P

    Sorry to miss this one.

    April 18, 2014

    • Christine P

      There were too many clamdiggers on this hike anyway..

      April 18, 2014

  • Craig

    Unfortunately called upon to make it a family day. See you next time. Enjoy all .

    April 18, 2014

  • Carina

    Sad that I'm missing all these great hikes. Got a previous engagement

    April 10, 2014

  • Michele H.

    Are poles necessary on this hike?

    April 6, 2014

    • Anthony

      No but can't hurt.

      April 6, 2014

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