Connecticut Trails Day Hike: June 1

CT Trails Day Hike Hosted by the Branford Land Trust on June 1

On Connecticut Trails Day, come out with the Branford Land Trust to explore the Supply Ponds & Pisgah Brook Watershed — and celebrate the 50th anniversary of Branford Supply Ponds — on Saturday, June 1 at 8:45 a.m.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the purchase of the Supply Ponds by the Town of Branford. The original acquisition of 359 acres in 1969 has grown to over 1100 acres of protected open space today. This hike will traverse through the original Supply Pond property, as well as the more recently acquired Queach Property, Pisgah Brook, and Saltonstall Mountain.

The hike — led by Rich Shanahan, Matt Reed, Bill Horne, and Harry Merrick — will be approximately 5 miles long (about 3 hours), but shorter routes will be available as well. This is a moderate to slightly difficult hike, as the trail is mostly level and gently rolling with a short, half mile section of steeper, somewhat rocky terrain. Trail may be muddy over stream crossings.

Hiking boots, walking poles and water suggested. Leashed, well-mannered dogs welcome.

Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the main Supply Ponds parking lot at the ends of Short Rocks Road and Chestnut Street, off Route 1. (Rain Date: June 2 at 8:45 a.m.)

CT Trails Day, held the first weekend in June every year, is the largest celebration of trails in the nation, including more than 230 events taking place statewide. All CT Trails Day events are free, open to all, and guided by people who are knowledgeable about activities like hiking, biking, horseback riding, running, trail maintenance, kayaking, educational watching, letterboxing, geocaching, and more. Additional information can be found at

For more information about the Branford Land Trust hike, call 203-488-6432.

Branford is celebrating its 375th anniversary this year and the Branford Land Trust is proud to sponsor events that highlight the town’s natural beauty. Come and see what makes Branford so special!



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P.O. Box 254
Branford, CT 06405
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