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Alain and May White Nature Trails

Length: 4 miles

Towns: Torrington

Trail Overview: The trail system in Sunny Brook State Park consists of two main trails: the Testone Boulder Loop and the Fadoir Spring Trail. The varied but gentle landscape provides ideal conditions for family hikes that can be enjoyed by all ages. A bronze plaque affixed to a boulder in the Sunnybrook State Park parking lot dedicates the trails to naturalist Jerome “Jay” Bacca of Torrington. Jay and his wife Lorrie developed the trails in the early 1980s in memory of Alain C. White and his sister May White. Together the Whites established the 4,200 acre White Memorial Foundation in nearby Litchfield and Morris, and donated substantial lands to early state forests and parks in western Connecticut. Alain White was president of CFPA from 1923 to 1928.

The Alain and May White Nature Trails in Sunnybrook State Park link to the John Muir Trail in Paugnut State Forest, and the Walcott Trail in Burr Pond State Park. Together this system of interconnected trails meanders for 11.5 miles over rolling, forested terrain.

Allowed Uses: Hiking Only

Partners: Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CT DEEP)