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Home » Ct Trails Weekend » Events 2021 » Litchfield - Hike - Self-Guided Ice House Ruins Trail

Litchfield - Hike - Self-Guided Ice House Ruins Trail

Self-Guided Ice House Ruins Trail
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Event Date: 
Self Guided
Rain Plan: 
Rain or shine.
You can hike this trail anytime. The Ice House Ruins Trail is located along a portion of the 1-mile Lake Trail Loop (yellow blazes), which leaves from from the main parking area of White Memorial Conservation Center at 80 Whitehall Rd. This trail explores the site of a commercial ice harvesting operation that was active from 1908-1929. There is a self-guided interpretive brochure to accompany the stops along the trail, which you can access by scanning the QR codes on posts along the trail. You can also visit http://icehousetour.blogspot.com. Don't forget to bring bug spray, sunscreen, and binoculars. For more information and trail maps, visit our website below.
Carrie Szwed
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Leader #1's E-mail Address: 
Total Distance (miles): 
Meeting Place: 
80 Whitehall Rd., Litchfield, CT


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