Carbuncle Pond–Moosup River

Plainfield , Connecticut

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This hike passes through impressive pine groves, wooded marsh, and several wide open and extensive fields. You’ll skirt a diverse mix of landscapes but one consistent feature throughout is human usage, readily apparent via tire tracks on many trail beds, abandoned sandpits, and remnants of agricultural lands marked with stone walls fringing large swaths of meadow. Walk down the dirt road from the first parking lot, surrounded by red pine groves, through a second parking lot with a boat launch. Continue following the sandy pond shore with water views immediately to your right (west) until you reach what was once a beach area and small parking area marked with a metal guardrail. Now it’s closed off to swimming and the sand parking lot is overgrown with weeds.

Carbuncle Pond–Moosup River Professional Review and Guide

"This hike passes through impressive pine groves, wooded marsh, and several wide open and extensive fields. You’ll skirt a diverse mix of landscapes but one consistent feature throughout is human usage, readily apparent via tire tracks on many trail beds, abandoned sandpits, and remnants of agricultural lands marked with stone walls fringing large swaths of meadow.

Walk down the dirt road from the first parking lot, surrounded by red pine groves, through a second parking lot with a boat launch. Continue following the sandy pond shore with water views immediately to your right (west) until you reach what was once a beach area and small parking area marked with a metal guardrail. Now it’s closed off to swimming and the sand parking lot is overgrown with weeds."

Activity Type: Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Snowshoeing
Nearby City: Plainfield
Distance: 2.9
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Season: Spring to Fall
Local Maps: TOPO! New England
Driving Directions: Directions to Carbuncle Pond–Moosup River

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