Pull Up a Chair to the Table
Mashamoquet Brook State Park, Pomfret
There’s more than two named rocks at Mashamoquet Brook State Park, but you’ve chosen to read this page, so I won’t hold you back…
It’s a rock. Shaped like a chair. It’s in the middle of the woods at Mashamoquet Brook State Park in Pomfret. I’m not sure what more I can say about it.
Indian Chair is right on the Blue Trail amidst a bunch of large cliffs near the top of a fairly steep little hill. The park has etched out and helpfully painted yellow signs pointing the way – otherwise, you’d probably miss the rock chair, especially if approaching from the north. (Coming up the hill, from the south, your pace will be decidedly slower and the chair provides a perfect little spot to catch your breath.)
It’s pretty cool; this rock chair. It makes you feel like a caveman, relaxing over your woodland domain in the chair you just spent the season chiseling out of sheer boredom. Of course, this chair is entirely natural – though its placement certainly feels artificial; sitting out on a flat ledge above a fairly substantial cliff. I rather enjoyed hanging out on Indian Chair.
It’s a big rock. It’s flat… Like a table. It’s in the middle of the woods at Mashamoquet Brook State Park in Pomfret. I’m not sure what more I can say about it.
Table Rock is situated just off of the Red Trail right below the northern intersection with the Blue Trail, about a third of a mile south of Wolf Den Drive. I don’t know what I expected beyond what I got. I wouldn’t mind having a picnic on Table Rock someday, but then I’d be eating lunch on the table instead of at the table, and that’s just not polite.
Of the three named rock/den features in the park, this one is probably the least exciting – but hey, it’s still cool. It’s not like you have a giant stone table in your backyard, now do you?
What better way to spend a couple hours than traipsing among some northeastern Connecticut hills and cliffs finding rock chairs and tables? Y’know, they should move Indian Chair over to Table Rock so people have a place to sit. I’ll see if I can use my CTMQ pull.