Wolcott’s Town Trails
I’m not sure if I’ll have another opportunity to write this, so here goes. Wolcott is not “Woll-COT” as many say, but rather, it’s “wul-KIT.” This is definitely one of the most mispronounced Connecticut towns in my estimation. Another confusing thing about the town is that it seems like each body of water has multiple names. None are natural, so they all seem to have a reservoir name and a lake name. Or two reservoir names.
In the case of the town’s one town-owned trail, a network of trails encircles Scoville Reservoir, which is also known as Woodtick Reservoir. I can see why the locals want to get away from all the Woodtick-named things – of which there are several. Throw in the fact that the southeastern section of the reservoir is known as Mill Pond, and, well… I can see why Wolcottites are a generally confused people.
My Wolcott Town Hikes: