This two town East-West trail is the most ambitious project undertaken by the Wintonbury Land Trust. It begins at the renovated Filley Pond Park in Bloomfield Center and meanders through Bloomfield’s LaSalette Open Space and Wintonbury Land Trust’s Hawk Hill Farm and Stout Family Fields to reach the New England National Scenic Trail in Penwood State Park. Once a hiker reaches the Metacomet Ridge, the trail will connect to the Simsbury Land Trust’s Tanager Hill and Owen-Mortimer preserves down the west side of the ridge to reach the Old Drake Hill Flower Bridge in Simsbury Center. The length of this trail is around 6.6 miles and at certain locations will use local roads to link the various trails together.
Project Status: 80% complete
Projected opening date: Summer 2019