Eastford Conservation & Historic Preservation Commission   Eastford CT
 
 
 

 

Click here for the 2011 Update re: local & state happenings

Our next meeting is the first Tuesday 
of the month at 7:00 pm in the Town Office Building

Visitors are welcome to attend and participate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
CURRENT MOON
 
 
 
 
TRAILS AND RECREATION IN EASTFORD
 
 

Camp Nahaco/Crystal Pond Recreation Area - off Weeks Road, Eastford/Woodstock Children's Summer Camp - "Day Camp at Crystal Pond" is a tremendous success. Also, many trail work hours (volunteer) have made Nahaco a beautiful spot for an afternoon hike or swim. Please contact the Camp Nahaco commission if you would like to volunteer. Thank you.

See the Woodstock Conservation Commission web page on Camp Nahaco.

 

Halls Pond Boat Launch - State Owned Boat Launch off Kennerson Reservoir/Hall's Pond Road, Eastford

 

Boston Turnpike Trail & Greenway - Accessible off Old Colony Road or Rt. 198 at unpaved parking area adjacent John Perry Road. See more info under Success Stories. You can also download brochure: MS Word or PDF format.

Below is the trail map. The recreation area is accessible off Old Colony Road or Rt. 198.

Boston Turnpike Trail Map

Natchaug State Forest - Chaplin Road/Rt. 198, Eastford, Connecticut.

A Bit of Natchaug History: The name Natchaug means "land between the rivers" and refers to the land at the junction of the Bigelow and Still Rivers which join to form the Natchaug River. The Forest is popular for its trails, outstanding fishing, and riverfront picnic sites. Of historic interest is a large stone fireplace and chimney that are the remains of the birthplace of General Nathaniel Lyon, the first Union General killed in the Civil War. No map is currently available.

Natchaug State Forest Website

 

Yale Myers Forest - Ashford/Eastford/Union, Connecticut. Click here for a larger version of the map.

Ownership: Yale University

Contact: Yale School Forests, 360 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511 (203) 432-5134. See email addresses.

More Info: N/A.

Size: 7,840 acres in the towns of Ashford, Eastford, Union and Woodstock.

Ambience: Dirt trails among mixed hardwoods, hemlock, several scattered white pine stands (mainly of old field origin), and occasional red pine plantations started in the 1940s after field abandonment. Numerous small ponds and most wetland areas created by beaver activity.

Fees: None.

Hours: Info not available.

Activities and Facilities: Hiking. Educational programs offered by students in the summer are open to the public.

Handicapped Access: Info not available.

Trail Maps: GIS mapping is ongoing.

Miscellaneous: Used for education, research and harvesting by Yale. The forest is certified by under the Forest Stewardship Council and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative.

Yale Myers Forest Website

Yale-Meyers Map

All areas are Carry In/Carry Out.

Happy Hiking and be sure to experience Walking Weekends!


 
"Every green natural place we save saves a fragment of our sanity and gives us a little more hope that we have a future."

-Wallace Stegner

 
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