Local Trail Highlight: Lost Lake Trail

Lost Lake is a large, brackish pond in Guilford, CT, which years ago was cut off from Great Harbor just to the south by railroad and highway bankings.

Since then it cannot lay claim to being a part of Long Island Sound, or to being a freshwater lake.  It is something unique, and its special nature is a boon to those who visit it.

From the trails that creep along the shore, hikers can routinely view a number of water and wading birds, including great blue herons and egrets. In addition to the wealth of bird life, there are mysterious carvings in the bedrock and lovely walks through thickets of mountain laurel. The walk to Lost Lake is part of the large, 1,000-acre reserve called West Woods.

Nearby City: Guilford

Total Length: 1.5 miles

Trail Type: Loop

Skill Level: Easy

Other: Great for Kids & Snowshoeing

Look Forward To: Lost Lake; water and wading birds; rock carvings. This walk includes these trails: White Trail, Orange Crossover Trail, Orange Trail.

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AMC's Best Day Hikes in Connecticut Guide Book by Rene Laubach 7 Charles W. G. Smith (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)

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