Granby’s Town Trails
You’d think that these intro pages would be easy for me to compile by now. And for the most part, they are. But every so often, I run into impossibilities.
Granby presents some impossibilities.
I blame one Mr. George P. McLean. The former Attorney General, Governor, Senator owned the tract of land and created a trust to keep it maintained – and private. Granby does not own it, but it owns some land around it. So does the Granby Land Trust and the Simsbury Land Trust.
The McLean Game Refuge – which is actually a refuge for game, as there is no hunting there – is beautiful, but retains a bunch of antiquated rules from McLean’s day. Notably, trails from other entities can’t “officially” connect to McLean trails. (But they still do.)
The trails are listed in the CFPA Walk Book, but the trust won’t let the CFPA connect through the property for the future East-West Trail… which stinks.
So even though the property isn’t Granby-owned, I don’t have a table of contents for privately owned lands like this one. I hope he was a good governor and senator, because he’s driving me crazy now in the 21st century.
And while we’re at it, Holcomb Farm (which connects to McLean) is only “sort of” owned by Granby. But I’m sticking it here too.
My Granby Town Hikes:
(If linked, that means I’ve done it.)
McLean Game Refuge – Intro