Avon Land Trust Trails
Here at CTMQ HQ, it’s not all about the CFPA Blue Trails. Oh no. I quickly came to learn that there are many other very worthy areas in which to hike when I stumbled on some Simsbury Land Trust trails years ago. They were excellent; very well marked and maintained and with great views and the hiking was challenging to boot. So one day I decided to not discriminate against non-CFPA trails and that decision opened up a whole other world to me. And for that, I am thankful.
The ALT seems to be intertwined with the town’s open space quite intimately. There are similarly named parcels that abut each other. There are town parcels that you must hike through to access land trust parcels. For my OCD, separting these into “land trust” and “town” trails has been difficult but fun. But not as fun as getting out into the woods and checking them out!