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The best walk in Hartford

There are many trails but the area is so well managed, I just love to go for walks there when we... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Bears and Deer

The MDC water commission permits people to walk, hike and bike along its service roads. Besides... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
West Hartford, Connecticut
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Reviewed 6 days ago

There are many trails but the area is so well managed, I just love to go for walks there when we visit. Folks in Hartford/ West Hartford area are so lucky to have such a facility. THe views are peaceful and natural and the trails...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Naganalf
Reviewed 6 days ago

The MDC water commission permits people to walk, hike and bike along its service roads. Besides paved roads there are miles of hiking trails. Free parking during daylight hours. Deer are accustomed to people. Bears are shy. I average seeing 2 bears a year from...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tedrzepski
Reviewed November 7, 2018

The paths are paved, the trees surround you and the sounds of nature embrace you. This is a wonderful place to escape from the everyday grind. Enjoy!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dona B
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

Visited here while in Hartford with family for a concert in need of some greenery. It was a nice walk but nothing amazing.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank HayleyNZ87
Reviewed October 9, 2018

This is a great place to see the Fall colors. Great for family walk or a walk with you partner. Nice wide path. Running streams great views. You'll be glad you came for a visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Craig W
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

Good hiking or walking opportunities, beautiful scenery. Nice place to walk a dog. Big loop for walking/hiking, with many add-ins possible to extend walk into CT Blue Trail/ Metacomet overlaps.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank BethS834
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Nice place to get out and run. You can (read; many do) sticht together lovely long runs of 18+ Miles. If you like hills, you can hit them. Lots of single track too. Be smart. Run with a partner

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bryan B
Reviewed October 2, 2018

A great place for a walk (with or without a dog) or a run. Very beautiful and generally well maintained by MDC. I do appreciate the expanding parking area that had been added but wish they would open the closed areas back up for traffic...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Seth B
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

A scenic venue on route four as you cross from Farmington into West Hartford, The reservoir has been a favorite site for walkers and bikers alike. Personally, I have been coming here for about 20 years, and can vouch for the fact that they have...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank DrLiz
Reviewed September 30, 2018

Incredibly peaceful place to hear your own thoughts and listen to nature. Stop reading this now and go out for a walk or run. Nature is waiting for you if you want to get out of the bustle of the city. Have an extended lunch...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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September 3, 2016|
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Response from gagslat | Reviewed this property |
For all the information needed, go on-line and look at Reservoirs/The Metropolitan District. It provides maps for #4 with public entrance from Farmington Ave., #6 public entrance from Albany Ave., Rte. 44. There is more... More
August 17, 2016|
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Response from Kerry M | Reviewed this property |
It is usually open to sunset. But I would recommend checking by going to website for the Connecticut Metropolitan water district. This site gives trail maps and phone number you can call.
July 4, 2016|
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Response from ScarlettandRhett | Reviewed this property |
I agree..there should be some maps! I stay on the bike marked trail. It took me completely around. I can.t say how long it took because we stopped at the picnic tables by the reservoir and had a picnic lunch.