Shade Swamp Sanctuary (CT)
Blue Trail information
|Length||0.86 Miles as loop|
|Altitude Gain||150 feet over entire loop|
|Approximate Hike Time||0.3 hours|
|Trail Condition||Dirt path|
|Parking Spaces|| 4-5|
|Trail Maintainer|| Farmington Garden Club / DEP|
|Trail map||HikeCT large trail map|
The blue trail on the Shade Swamp Sanctuary in Farmington, CT is an easy stroll through a marsh area. In the summer time the insects can be annoying but there can be some good bird watching.
There is a structure at the parking area for the blue trail which was built in 1934 by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Its worth while to stop by to appreciate a structure built during the Great Depression era.
Just beyond the parking lot down the trail there are several cages left from an old small zoo. The State operated a breeding operation and maintained the small zoo year round. While most of the animals kept were birds, the smaller size of the cages is a little shocking.