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Home » Ct Trails Weekend » Events 2021 » Farmington - Hike - Self-Guided - Hill-Stead Museum Trails

Farmington - Hike - Self-Guided - Hill-Stead Museum Trails

Map: 
Self-Guided - Hill-Stead Museum Trails
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Event Date: 
Self Guided
Rain Plan: 
Rain or shine.
From apple blossoms to grand vistas and fiery fall foliage, Hill-Stead’s three miles of trails are exquisite in any season. With a pond habitat, meadows, lowland, lowbush, and forests, the trails are a nature enthusiast and bird watcher’s paradise. Hill-Stead’s trails represent the rich historical legacy of the estate. Originating, most likely, with Native American walking paths, the trails encompass 18th- and 19th-century farmstead lands. Early 20th-century carriages and sleighs coursed through the grounds, later joined by mechanized farm vehicles and flocks of herded sheep. The trails have been enjoyed by such guests as Eleanor Roosevelt and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis during her days as a Miss Porter’s School student in the late 1940s. Today the trails are walked by neighbors and visitors from around the world. Children and families can enjoy a leisurely stroll and visit the sheep at Clatterridge Farm. Hikers looking for strenuous exercise can explore the Blue-Blazed Metacomet Trail, which runs along the eastern ridgeline of the estate.
Leader(s): 
Susan Orred
Leader #1's Cell Number: 
860-402-4798
Leader #1's E-mail Address: 
Total Distance (miles): 
1
Meeting Place: 
Hill-Stead Museum, 35 Mountain Rd, off Route 10,
Additional Documents: 
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Hill-Stead Museum Trail Map3.43 MB

 

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