The DEEP Fisheries Division will sometimes shoot at the Punch Brook Ponds on Punch Brook Road to keep predators from killing fish being nurtured by the hatchery. All shooting is across the ponds and toward the north into a steep bank. As a result, Punch Brook Trail (CFPA's Purple-Dot Trail) must be moved to the ridgetop above and the trail section that currently dips down the hill and close to the ponds must be abandoned for public safety. Shooting will not occur until the trail is satisfactorily closed on the ground.
The Compounce Ridge Trail (blue/yellow blazed) has been relocated to avoid private property. Please follow the blazes and do not wander off-trail.
The Tunxis Trail, between Johnnycake Mountain Rd and Greer Rd in Burlington, will be temporarily closed for a timber harvest. Please do not use the trail while the work is underway and follow all posted signage. The trail is expected to be re-opened in Spring 2018. Thanks for your patience.
The Tunxis Trail at Sawmill Rd in Burlington will be temporarily impassable due to road and property development work. The trail is expected to be posted with temporary blazes in the next 2 weeks. Thanks for your patience.
The Burlington gap in the Tunxis Trail has been closed, and the trail is now continuous from Bristol's Marsh Pond to the Massachusetts line. Trail volunteers have converted the yellow-dot trail to mainline blue, and blazed a new section from Rt. 4 (across from Joni's Antiques) south to the yellow-dot's former termination at its junction with the white-dot trail.