Hike at Penwood State Park May 20--3 pm
Time & Location
About the Event
“A day in Nature is better than a day on the Couch”
May 20 – 3pm – Rain Date May 24th
Penwood State Park, 560 Simsbury Road, Bloomfield, CT
This is on Rte 185 heading towards Simsbury, carpooling is a good idea here as the parking lot is small. People park on the grass so an SUV helps a bit. There are lavatories here if they are open.
This is a mountain or hill hike with a few ponds / lakes on the property.
We start on the Yellow trail which hugs the mountains edge. There are many types of trees on this property which was given to the citizens of CT in 1944 by Curtis Veeder. The yellow trail brings you up to Lake Louise (Curtis’ Wife was Louise). There is a great map on the state’s website for this park. portal.ct.gov /penwoodpdf for more details.
From Yellow we will take the blue trail up to “The Stake” for a great view of the popular Heublein Tower (which will be an October Hike). We will also catch a glance of the tower on yellow but The Stake is the better view. The Stake is a great place for a snack too. To get to the stake it does get take a steep trek up a natural stair to be aware. There are other ways up if the group is tired.
Next we go down to Lake Louise and take the paved road to an open field (a great place for a break) and from there we connect to the Red Trail. This trail can be a little wet in places but not bad. This concludes the hike.