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Trails, Campgrounds and Overnight Hosts

Pachaug State Forrest
Pachaug trails are rocky and shoes or hoof boots are recommended. There is also more dirt roads within the forest to travel over and the trails rank in easy to moderate in difficulty.
Riding here during July/August is not so comfortable due to the deerflies.
But during other times of the year it is a really nice spot.
Trails marked with Blue dots are for hikers only unless they are considered a Connector trail.
Voluntown: Frog hollow campground, PH 203-376-4075
Information proveded By: Jennifer Coffey Click here E-mail

Hopeville pond state park
Jewett City: camping? PH 203-376-2920

Natchaug State Forrest
Natchaug. Silver Mine Horse Camp. Trails are easy to moderate in difficulty and more of the single track variety. Footing is somewhat rocky but most horses could manage it barefoot.
The CT Airline Trail System passes through the middle of the Forset and Natchaug connects to James Goodwin State Forest for additional trails.
J. Goodwin Forest is does not allow hunting so this is a great place for Fall riding!
Eastford: camping? 203-928-6121
Information proveded By: Jennifer Coffey Click here E-mail

Mohawk Mountain
Goshen: A great place to ride in the Litchfield county area. Goshen has a state park/ski area called Mohawk Mountain. Wonderful views, great trails, the Conn. Trail Riders camp is located there, it is off of rt 63 in Goshen.
Submitted By: Becky Click here E-mail

Steep Rock
Washington: Steep Rock in Washington CT. Great trail system
Submitted By: DJ Click here E-mail

Terry Wile Park
Danbury: Terry Wile Park in Danbury CT. off Southern Blvd. 600 Ac. some trails very rocky, goes into two towns. Submitted By: DJ Click here E-mail

Putnam Park
Bethel: Putnam park in Bethel CT. of route 39- Black rock tpyk.
Submitted By: DJ Click here E-mail

Huntington State Park
Huntington State Park is on Sunset Hill Rd. which is off State Route 58 . The park is about 700 acres, partially in Redding and a little in Bethel. Very rocky, but there are some out-of -the way trails that aren't as bad. Heavily used park, many bikers, some loose dogs. Small parking lot. Pretty ponds and nice wooded trails.
Submitted By: Esther Fiddes Click here E-mail

Larkin State Bridle Trail
Larkin State Bridle Trail is in Southford, the best entrance is off Route 188, although there are a variety of entrances along its length. Not a heavily used trail, has been well maintained. The main section of trail runs about 8 miles in each direction, ending at the dam in Naugatuck. Excellent footing. Has been discovered by the bikers. Narrow and high in sections, so if you have a spooky horse that hates bikes, it could be tricky. Most of it good going. Many, many side trails off the main rail trail. Not a lot of parking, no real lot.
Submitted By: Esther Fiddes Click here E-mail

They have just finished a large parking lot on the route 63 area of the bridal trail. It appears to be designed to accommodate large trailers.

White Memorial
White Memorial in Litchfield is a large preserve, of approximately 4,000 acres. Nice parking lot, no fee for use. Very good, well maintained multi-use trails. Many dead ends, but trails are well marked, and there are posted signs at all major intersections. Many connecting trails and dirt roads in area. One bad road crossing, many lovely views, good mix of trail types. Not too rocky.
Submitted By: Esther Fiddes Click here E-mail

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Layover Hosts for your horse or mule. (No Trail access)


Rodeo Grounds, Fair Grounds, B and B's, Horse Motels, Private residences


Campgrounds, ranches and trail ride places are also Overnight hosts. The places listed here are "OVERNIGHT ONLY".


This is a link to B & B Online,   Bed and Breakfast with equine accommodations

Gemini Farm B & B
Durham: Run in sheds, paddocks, round pen, exercise ring, camper parking only and one room with twin beds, private bath. Ph 860-349-8645.
Addr: PO Box 415, 74 Ernest Dr. 06422. Patricia Peterson

Cathy Doto
Norwich: I have a boarding stable in Norwich , Connecticut. I rent stalls by the night and there is miles of trails right on the farm. There are nice accomidations 1 min. away. My website is
http://www.geocities.com/xena_ct_warrior/party.htm
Submitted By: Cathy Doto Click here E-mail
Cathy Doto web page, click here

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Trail Rides (bring your own horse or mule)

Web Page for Trail Rides in New England area
Trail Rides in New England states
Eastern Competitive Trail Ride Association
New England Horse and Trail
E-mail: Submitted by: Lois Crowley

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