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Sking @ Colebrook River Lake (CT/MASS Border North East Side)

We are going to the Northeast side of Colebrook River Lake.  This is a wonderful spot and well worth the trip.  It's one of the most remote areas in Connecticut.  By car it is only accessible from Massachusetts.

Map https://maps.google.com/maps?client=safari&oe=UTF-8&q=colebrook+river+road&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x89e70c8607236531:0x5ad30774cf59729f,Colebrook+River+Rd&gl=us&ei=S-H4UsCkIuHXygGFzIDABA&ved=0CCYQ8gEwAA

Information:

http://www.nae.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation/ColebrookRiverLake.aspx

http://articles.courant.com/2010-05-23/news/hc-plc-leff-reservoirs-buried.artmay23_1_drinking-water-roads-water-bodies

http://www.colebrookhistoricalsociety.org/ColebrookRiverLake.htm

Directions:

Head North on Route 8.  Upon crossing into Massachusetts their will be an entering Sandisfield sign, continue for 4.1 miles and take a right onto to Route 57 (the turn is just after New Boston Sleds).  

Travel 2.9 miles on Route 57 (Tolland Rd.) and take a right onto Burt Hill Road (this is the first right off Route 57.  While on Rte 57 you will first go up a big hill, then enter the town of Tolland,MA, and pass a Timber Trails sign ).  Follow this road (mostly Burt Hill) for 3 miles to an icy abandoned road where I will be parked.  It's a little confusing so here are some more details.....

Travel 1 mile on Burt Hill and bear left at the black/yellow arrows (don't turn right onto to clark rd.).  

Continue another 1.9 miles to where Burt Hill turns left.  Do not take this left, continue straight onto Colebrook River Road for a hundred yards or so.  Colebrook River Road will become an icy, abandoned road; park here (You will see us.).  You are parking at the junction of Colebrook River Road and Harvey Mountain Road.  We will ski down to the lake on the abandoned, unplowed section of Colebrook River Road.  

The main road you were traveling on turns right and becomes Harvey Mountain Road (a dead end).  Don't take this right and go down Harvey Mountain Road.  You park where the road turns.  

CAUTION:  I'M NOT SURE IF GPS WILL WORK BECAUSE THERE ARE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE STREET SIGNS AND THE MAPPING PROGRAMS.  ALSO, THERE ARE SEVERAL COLEBROOK RIVER ROADS.  

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Have emergency :(((

    March 1, 2014

  • James L.

    Unfortunately I can't make it tomorrow. Enjoy the day!

    February 28, 2014

    • Steve

      thank u. hope to c u next time.

      February 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi i was wondering if you are advanced skiers? If not, i'd like to join you. Are there any x-country ski rental places in Ct?

    February 28, 2014

    • Steve

      Some of us r advanced but we welcome beginners. ems rents skis.

      February 28, 2014

  • Kathryn C.

    Sorry we can't make it; something came up, but hopefully we'll join you soon.

    February 28, 2014

    • Steve

      hope to c u next time

      February 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ty Vincent! Yes, they do!:)

    February 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    EMS may still rent ski's.

    February 28, 2014

  • Mari

    How many miles will we ski about or rather for how long will we be out? Rough estimate?

    February 26, 2014

    • Steve

      about 1.5 to 2 hrs ....it can go less or more.... same as last time. I think it's a little more than a mile down to the lake. there are other old roads back there, we can explore. there are no steep climbs.

      February 27, 2014

  • Gale

    Know this is a beautiful spot, sorry I have conflict in Waterbury. Sun. afternoons are better for me, yet think Sat. works best for more

    February 10, 2014

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