Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Saturday: Middlesex Land Trust Hike

Join John LeShane at Brainerd Quarry Preserve in Haddam Neck for a hike on Saturday, November 30th from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Enjoy our last official hike of the year that includes a spectacular view of the Connecticut River now that the leaves are off of the trees for the season. From the intersection of Route 66 and Route 151 in Cobalt, head south on Route 151/Middle Haddam Road. Travel on Route 151 for approximately 3 miles before turning right onto Haddam Neck Road and continue straight when the name changes to Rock Landing Road. Bear left onto Injun Hollow Road. After approximately 1.5 miles, the trailhead and parking are located along the left side of the road. There are two trailheads for this preserve, and we are meeting at the southern trailhead for this hike.

The Brainerd Quarry Preserve is a 50-acre preserve that was acquired by the Middlesex Land Trust in 2015 in partnership with the Connecticut River Gateway Commission. This preserve features a beautiful view of the Connecticut River and Haddam Meadows State Park. A trail system that runs along both the ridge and the base of dramatic cliffs, created from the property’s historic use as a quarry, has been created for use by the public.

Please wear sturdy boots or sneakers, and bring snacks and water as desired. Kids are welcome, as are dogs on leash. Downpours, storms, or heavy snow will cancel the hike – check our Facebook page or website for updates. Please call the Middlesex Land Trust at (860) 343-7537 or send an email to for more information, or to let us know that you plan on attending – although you are welcome to attend without advance notice

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