The Mattabesett section of the New England Trail over Bluff Head in Guilford has undergone a blaze change. The blue/orange side trail is now the primary route to the top of the ridge and is marked with blue blazes. The old trail has experienced severe erosion and is, at times, unsafe. We encourage hikers to follow the blue blazes to ascend and descend from Bluff Head.
The southern approach of the Mattabesett Trail to Chauncey Peak in Meriden has been relocated to reduce erosion. Please follow the new trail marked with blue blazes.
The Mattabesett Trail crossing of the powerline near River Rd in Middletown has been relocated due to recent powerline expansion work. Trail repair is underway, please follow the blazes.
In an effort to protect watershed health, please do not park on the Connecticut Valley Hospital (CVH) watershed lands on Reservoir Road- nearest to Asylum Reservoir #1. Instead please access the Mattabesett Trail from Brooks Road. Thank you for your cooperation in protecting the CVH water supply.