Granby Land Trust Trails
I like Granby. To get it out of the way, Granby includes North Granby and West Granby, but East Granby is its own town. East Granby’s just a’ight.
Granby, along with Suffield, suffers the ignominy of being invaded by Southwick, Massachusetts – so all Nutmeggers should have a soft spot in their collective heart for Granby. But beyond that, there are many beautiful and “wild” areas of Granby, from the McLean Game Refuge to the Barndoor Hills to Enders Falls.
I happen to really like Granby because along with Canton and Simsbury, those three towns provide great hiking and scenery within 20 to 30 minutes of my West Hartford home. Granby is sort of the gateway to https://www.ctmq.org/ctmqs-guide-to-hartland/ and the truly remote towns west out to the Berkshires. It is also home of the coolest tree in Connecticut – while it lasts.
Much of the best land in Granby is state or town or otherwise owned. But the land trust has an impressive number of parcels on its roster, and this provides opportunity to continually add trails as the years go by.
The Dewey/Granby Oak
Dismal Brook Wildlife Preserve
Doherty, Nuckols, Holcomb Hill, & Diamond Ledges Preserves
The Holcombe Preserve
Katan-Ensor & Schlicht Preserves
Mary Edwards Mountain Property
Western Barndoor Hill Preserve
Wilke Preserve (possible future trail)