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Home » Ct Trails Weekend » Events 2021 » Tolland - Nature Walk - Self-Guided Shenipsit Lake Reservoir Trails

Tolland - Nature Walk - Self-Guided Shenipsit Lake Reservoir Trails

Self-Guided Shenipsit Lake Reservoir Trails
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Event Date: 
Self Guided
Rain Plan: 
Rain or shine.
Our hike will be held at the Shenipsit Lake Reservoir Trail along the old railroad bed, which is now part of the Blue-Blazed Shenipsit Trail. Located in Ellington, Vernon and Tolland, the Shenipsit Lake Reservoir is a public drinking water supply source that has an approved Department of Public Health recreation program. The trail has been open since 1994. The program includes the year-round hiking trail around the lake, in cooperation with the Connecticut Forest & Park Association, and fishing from designated shoreline areas and from pre-registered boats.
Michelle Williams
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Meeting Place: 
Trail entrance on Route 74 in Tolland across from Rock-Vern Electric (24 Tolland Stage Road). Limited parking.
Additional Documents: 
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