ⓘ Mattabesett Trail

                                     

ⓘ Mattabesett Trail

The Mattabesett Trail is a 50-mile long, hook-shaped Blue-Blazed hiking trail in central Connecticut and a part of the New England National Scenic Trail. One half of the trail follows the high traprock ridges of the Metacomet Ridge, from Totoket Mountain in Guilford, Connecticut to Lamentation Mountain in Meriden, Connecticut from south to north. This ridge is known for its biodiversity, miles of scenic cliffs, and rugged hiking. The second half of the trail extends north from Guilford to Middletown, Connecticut and ends at the Connecticut River. Here, the trail follows an upland of metamorphic rock with occasional views and dense forests.

Important features along the route include Mountains of Sorrow, Chauncey peak, mountain Higbee, Besek mountain, Fowler mountain, Trimountain, Pistapaug mountain, Totoket mountain, broomstick ledges, seven falls, and Coginchaug cave. In Metacomet trail continues North from Lamentation Mountain where the Mattabesett trail leaves off.

Geology, ecology, and terrain of the trail is similar to the Metacomet-Monadnock trail to the North in Massachusetts.

In 2000, the United States Congress authorized the National Park service to search for a new national scenic route is now tentatively called the New England national Scenic Trail in southern New England, which will include the Mattabesett trail and Metacomet-Monadnock trail and Metacomet trail.

March 30, 2009 President Barack Obama signed a law on management of Public omnibus 2009 for the New England national Scenic Trail and two other national scenic trails.

The combination of the Metacomet, Monadnock and Mattabesett trails are also often called 3-m, um or Metacomet-Monadnock-Mattabesett trail. New England national scenic trail will eventually include all or almost all routes of MMM as the extension trail from the southernmost point On the Mattabesett route via Guildford, Connecticut, on the North shore of long island.

                                     
  • Mattabesett Trail and Metacomet Trail After the Metacomet - Monadnock - Mattabesett trail system, the trail is sometimes called the Triple - M Trail The 215 - mile
  • Metacomet - Monadnock - Mattabesett trail The New England National Scenic Trail includes all or almost all of the MMM trails as well as the new extension trail from the
  • plant communities. The mountain is traversed by the 51 - mile 82 km Mattabesett Trail Trimountain is located in Durham and Wallingford, Connecticut. It
  • valley to the west. The mountain is traversed by the 50 - mile 80 km Mattabesett Trail Located within the town of Durham, Pistapaug Mountain is 2 miles
  • valley to the west. The mountain is traversed by the 50 - mile 80 km Mattabesett Trail Located within the towns of Durham and Wallingford, Connecticut
  • 3 km long ledge. The mountain is traversed by the 50 - mile 80 km Mattabesett Trail Located within the towns of Middletown, Meriden, and Middlefield
  • plant communities. The mountain is traversed by the 51 - mile 82 km Mattabesett Trail and is home to the Powder Ridge Ski Area. According to the Connecticut
  • visible for miles. The mountain is traversed by the 50 - mile 80 km Mattabesett Trail Lamentation Mountain takes its name from an incident in 1653 when
  • Blue non - dot trail is primarily a north south linear trail with a northern trail head which terminates at the Mattabesett Trail near its southernmost
  • feet 91 m below. The mountain is traversed by the 50 - mile 80 km Mattabesett Trail Roughly 0.75 miles 1.2 km in diameter, Chauncey Peak is located