Saturday, February 12, 2011

TA Report: Machimoodus State Park




Date: February 11, 2011
Location: Machimoodus State Park
Condition of Trails: Rock hard snow

Observations: I decided to check this place out with the snowshoes. It's a good sized park at 150 acres, and has about 5 miles of trails. The property is a mixture of old farmland and woods, with steep slopes running down to the Salmon River. The park borders Sunrise Resort State Park, an old summer resort right out of Dirty Dancing. The snow was rock hard and plenty deep, with about 1/4 inch of ice on top. It's going to be a while before it all melts. Trails are classified as non-motorized multi use. It was difficult to tell what the trails were like with all the snow, but the ones I hiked were double track. I plan to go back when the snow melts, if it ever does, and explore the place by bike.

Trail Ambassador Name: Glenn Vernes

Trail Ambassador Email: glennvernes33athotmail{dot}com
Town: Moodus
Trails Ridden: Upper & Lower Vista Trail
How Did You Use The Trail? Snowshoeing
Time of Day: Afternoon
Duration: 1.0 hrs.
Distance: About 1.5 miles.

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