Sunday, November 24, 2013

Naugatuck State Forest

Date: Nov. 24, 2013
Report Type: TM Report:
Trail Name: Naugatuck State Forest
Town: Beacon Falls and Oxford
Trail Conditions: Dry and leafy
Observations/Information: I hiked the woods roads and trails from the "Big Rock" parking lot near the railroad tracks and headed over toward the reservoirs and returned via the flag overlook. The gate to the parking lot is open and the dirt road to drive there is in decent shape. The trails are generally clear of blowdowns. I was continually nipping back overhanging branches from beech trees, witch hazel shrubs, and mountain laurel. I cleared a couple of small blowdowns, maybe three inches in diameter. With so little rain lately, even trails that are running streams after a modest rain were dry. I picked up a bucket's worth of litter from the parking lot, which definitely had less trash than I have seen previously. There was some evidence of fresh ATV activity, and I heard an engine at one point, but did not see anyone. Other than two dog walkers near the parking lot, we had the place to ourselves. As always, be sure to bring a map because nothing is marked and it is VERY easy to get lost. Website:
Trail Ambassador Name: Tom Ebersold

Trail Ambassador E-mail: bikehikekayak123 [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
How did you use the trail? Hiking/Walking
Trails Ridden: Various woods roads and trails
Time of day: Morning
Time/Duration (hours): 5 hours
Approximate Distance (Miles): 8 miles
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