|This hike occurred on November 29, 2013|
Parking for Metacomet Trail, Colt Highway (RT-6), Farmington, CT – This Metacomet trail head has both a small parking lot as well as on-street parking where the trail crosses the highway.
Talcott Notch Rd., Farmington, CT – by the intersection of Metacomet Rd and Talcott Notch Rd, there is side-of-the-road parking available for 3-4 cars by the electric lines access road.
Length/Distance: According the Connecticut Walk book, the route between the trail heads on Colt Highway/Rt-6 and Talcott Notch Rd was 4.0 miles. According to my GPS tracking program, our route was 3.76 miles.
Summary: We started from Colt Highway/Rt-6 and hiked towards Talcott Notch Rd. There was a small climb at the beginning and we had a tree-filled view of Farmington Reservoir.
It was fairly cold and there was some ice on the rocks near the path.
There was a very large rock in the middle of the trail.
The trail crossed over a number of small residential roads. Somewhere in the woods, we came across a White-Tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) leg. No carrion nearby we could see, just a random limb.
During a road walk portion, we saw someone’s treehouse. It looked pretty cool, though it looked a bit run down and out of use.
We crossed over Farmington Ave/Rt4, running like squirrels between traffic.
The next section of trail after that included the Bancroft Memorial.