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Home » Ct Trails Weekend » Events 2021 » Litchfield - Hike - Self-Guided Vineyard/River Loop Trail

Litchfield - Hike - Self-Guided Vineyard/River Loop Trail

Map: 
Self-Guided Vineyard/River Loop Trail
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Event Date: 
Self Guided
Rain Plan: 
Rain or shine.
You can hike this loop trail anytime. It is approximately 1 mile in length. The Vineyard Trail begins on West Chestnut Hill Road, just north of the intersection with Chestnut Hill Rd. A small pull-off area is located across from the trailhead. Starting through the gate and down the hill on an old, unpaved road (white blazes), you pass through an active vineyard (please do not eat grapes) and enter the woods. Continuing on, look closely for a right turn onto the narrow River Trail (blue blazes), which takes you through a hemlock grove to Bantam River. The trail parallels the beautiful rocky portion of this river, unlike the slow meandering portions on other parts of the property. The trail then feeds back into the Vineyard Trail, where you can go right for 0.3 miles to a bridge overlooking the river, or left to continue back up the hill to your starting point. Don't forget to bring bug spray, sunscreen, and binoculars. For more information and trail maps, visit our website below.
Leader(s): 
Carrie Szwed
Leader #1's Cell Number: 
860-567-0857
Leader #1's E-mail Address: 
Total Distance (miles): 
1
Meeting Place: 
West Chestnut Hill Rd., Litchfield, CT

 

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