Turn your spare time into outdoor time by visiting the Hubbard Brook Preserve along the western bank of the Connecticut River in Middletown. This property and its trails may not be as well known as some other CFPA trails, but it offers a natural setting and views that are worth exploring.
The entrance to this 75-acre forested area is marked by a small parking lot located at 3556 River Road. The Blue-Blazed Scovill Loop Trails guide you through the diverse property, which was conserved by CFPA in 2007. The 1.0 mile north loop allows you to meander through various habitats that include a beautiful pond and stream and it culminates in breathtaking views along the banks of the Connecticut River. The 0.6 mile southern trail offers an additional loop through the forest.
If you still have energy after hiking the loop trails, cross the street at the parking lot entrance and walk the 0.4 mile trail spur that heads deeper into the woods along rocky ledges for some extra scenic exercise.
Come outside and explore this and other lesser known CFPA properties and trails. Visit CFPA’s Interactive Properties Map for more information on CFPA’s Protected Properties or CFPA's Interactive Trails Map for more information on the Blue-Blazed Hiking Trails.