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Address: Shuttle Meadow Road, Southington, CT
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Great spot for a hike!

Great place to hike! There are 3 trails. The red trail is pretty flat 2 mile trail and goes around the lake. The green trail is 1.5 miles. The orange trail also goes around the... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2017
Rachel R
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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Great place to hike! There are 3 trails. The red trail is pretty flat 2 mile trail and goes around the lake. The green trail is 1.5 miles. The orange trail also goes around the lake but is longer and steeper. It provides beautiful views though! The Metacomet trail goes through the park as well and overlaps on part the... More 

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Thank Rachel R
Southington, Connecticut
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Reviewed 21 January 2017

We walk the trails quite a few times a year and never have anything but an enjoyable time while getting needed muscle and skeletal movement. We usually bring an extra pair of footwear for when we are ready to go home, but have seldom ever had to change. It is a marvelous place where you can stroll easily or work... More 

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Thank 1Sandcrusher
Southington, Connecticut
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

Cresent Lake is a great place to go for a walk in the woods, bring your canoe or small boat to fish or row for exercise. We like to go and just sit a watch the water and ducks the live there. Great place to relax and commune with nature.

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Thank Rusty H
Pelham, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is a great place to hike along the trails, fish, canoe, etc. at all times of year. People ice fish in the winter and walking your family dog is very popular as well. There is a large parking lot that gets crowded on weekends and during the week is fairly busy as well. The trails connect to the larger... More 

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Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

If you take the trail, it would take you about two hours to get around (especially if you take the upwards trail). I suggest the upwards trail as the ground gets extremely muddy year round when traveling directly around the lake. Not much wildlife. You're not supposed to fish but people do and you see dead floating fish near the... More 

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Connecticut
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Reviewed 12 June 2016

This is one of those places that we residents take for granted. I used to come here often, but over the years I had drifted away and forgotten the beauty and tranquility. Today I hiked with a friend and my dog along the orange and blue trail and totally lost myself to nature and peace for 2 hours. We got... More 

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Thank Kat F
Southington, Connecticut
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Reviewed 19 March 2016

Fishing is decent , hiking good , nice scenery . Have a picnic and take a walk through the woods. Good family fun.

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Pelham, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 22 July 2015

The lake is wonderful for kayaks and canoes - no motors allowed and you always see someone fishing. In the early spring the frogs are plentiful in the vernal pools and there are several hiking trails appropriate for small kids and families to more adventuresome on the Blue Trail which goes into Plainville and beyond. There are picnic tables and... More 

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Farmington, Connecticut
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Reviewed 19 July 2015

There are several hiking trails from which to choose. I have tried the green and the orange trails. The orange trail is longer and more difficult, but does provide some beautiful views. I have not been kayaking here, but it would be a perfect spot.

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Thank Leggyj
Southington, Connecticut
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Reviewed 20 May 2015

If you enjoy the outdoors, here is a place for you. Very easy to get to. 3 hiking trails clearly marked, and for varying abilities. There is also a lake that can be canoed or kayaked There are picnic tables and benches available Easy, free parking port o potties

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