Hartford, CT: Goshen Wildlife Trail

See birds flock together in the lovely brooks and rich wetlands along this 4-mile out-and-back in the Goshen Land Trust.
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See birds flock together in the lovely brooks and rich wetlands along this 4-mile out-and-back in the Goshen Land Trust.

Mapped by Genny Wright

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 3.3

Waypoints

GOS001

Location: 41.8092498779297, -73.199348449707

Trail starts in NW corner of field

GOS002

Location: 41.8113403320312, -73.1990737915039

Hike N. A fence on the R intermittently pops into view

GOS003

Location: 41.8140296936035, -73.2002868652344

Turn L @ 3-way, following white blazes downhill. In 200 ft., trail veers R, tracing a brook

GOS004

Location: 41.8163909912109, -73.2026214599609

Trail cuts R, away from brook (may be flooded during heavy rains). First views of wetlands appear on L. Ahead, trail swings L toward marsh, then turns R and enters woods

GOS005

Location: 41.8221817016602, -73.2036209106445

Turn L towards swamp and navigate knee-high broadleaf shrubs. In 200 ft., grab binoculars to bird watch @ swamp lookout

GOS006

Location: 41.824779510498, -73.1992111206055

Milkweed grows beneath powerlines. In 200 yds., turn L

GOS007

Location: 41.8251495361328, -73.1957321166992

Turn L onto East St. for .1-mi. road walk (a detour until a boardwalk is built across the marsh)

GOS008

Location: 41.8261795043945, -73.1957473754883

Turn L into woods. In 500 ft., rejoin main trail, cross over old stone wall, and follow white blazes to the L

GOS009

Location: 41.827018737793, -73.1994323730469

Cross little stream

GOS010

Location: 41.8281593322754, -73.2002563476562

Trail meets Pie Hill Rd. Turn around and retrace steps