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    Winsted, Connecticut

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    Lawrence, NY
    Explorer | 30 pts
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    4/28/2012
    Lovely 3 mile hike. Great for families. Not very strenuous, but very well maintained trails and it passes a wonderful state park pond sand beach
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    Harwinton, CT
    Explorer | 30 pts
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    9/9/2009
    This is a nice easy loop which is perfect for before or after work. No major hills or anything, just a nice view of the pond and woods.
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    Santa Barbara, CA
    Adventurer | 310 pts
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    4/28/2008
    Eh, not a bad hike. The Burr Pond Loop trail is BEAUTIFUL...very well graded, and with multiple views of the water. The turn-off to the Muir Trail is not marked; you can see the blaze change to the right, but there is no sign. The Muir Trail passes a similarily beautiful beaver pond which was very cool, but there was nothing notable for the remainder of the hike and most of it crossed abondoned roads and was not well graded (but well blazed).
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    Hartford, CT
    Pathfinder | 171 pts
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    4/16/2006
    11:15am-2:30 (approx) air temp approx 51-58 degrees.
    Wind at the beginning was brisk and chilled, byu the end was still and quite beautiful.

    Lovely trail. Nice, asy hiking (we did the full loop). Even with the addition of the Muir trail up to Walnut Moutnain and back, the only thing that made it moderate was the distance. We did it in about 3 hours (note: we turned around at the summit of Walnut, shaving off approx .75 miles total). The trail guide seems to be off a tad, as going off to the right of the canoe rentals does NOT put you past the giant boulder, you see that on the way back.. You would only see it going in if you went clockwise around the loop, not counterclockwise.
    It was a fun day, out with our big dog and a 6 month old puppy. She was starting to get tired at Walnut mountain, so we turned around there. This would be a great walk with kids, opnly one or two spots that would require closer than usual supervision (one quite muddy spot, and one VERY brief section with some rocks where a small child could get hurt...and even this is coming form a place of erring WIDELY on the side of caution).
    For a nice easy walk/hike for the morning or afternoon, I would absolutley recommend the trail to anyone.
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    Trail Information

    Winsted
    Nearby City
    8.0
    Distance
    400 feet
    Elevation Gain
    Out-and-back
    Trail Type
    Easy to Moderate
    Skill Level
    4-6 hours
    Duration
    Spring through fall
    Season
    Burr Pond State Park, 384 Burr Mountain Rd., Torrington 06790; (860) 482-1817. Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, State Parks, (860) 424-3200 or (866) 287-2757 (toll-free in CT); www.ct.gov/dep.
    Local Contacts
    State park map (available online at www.ct.gov/dep); Torrington and West Torrington 7.5-minute USGS quads; Connecticut Forest and Park Association (CFPA) Connecticut Walk Book, West (available from CFPA, www.ctwoodlands.org/bookstore)
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