Cedar Mountain Meander (Nov. 4, 2012)

Today had us out strolling Cedar Mountain in Newington, Ct.  This little parcel of land has been in the news lately because Toll Brothers want to develop it and make it a housing development.  We decided to get out there before we lose this little gem.

We parked behind the Newington Humane Society and started our stroll. We crossed through a pet cemetery and over a bridge.

Crossing the bridge

We then just meandered about, as the trails weren’t blazed, but you could see paths leading all over.

typical path

We followed a path to the summit of Cedar Mountain for views out. We could see the Hanging Hills of Meriden, the Heublein Tower and Rattlesnake Cliffs.

We then doubled back to get to the open area.


Along the way nature provided us with bits of beauty.



We just wandered the woods behind the Humane Society for about 3 miles.  We plan to return when we have enough snow to snowshoe.  This is a great little woodsy stroll.  Check it out before development takes over.

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  1. Ann, I grew up walking in those woods and still do about 6 times a year with my boys and dad. We start on the bottom (residential area – parents house) and our destination is always the Humane Society. There is also so much history up there. Cedar Crest Hospital was up there and quaranteened patients with tuberculosis (sp?). They used to let the patients outside into the woods in individual “screened in porches”. The bases/rock foundations are still there amongst tons of pachasandra (sp? again)… up near the back fence and abandoned brick buildings. LOVE those woods! We always see deer and can see views of the quarry too.
    Glad you spent some time there. – Cathy

    • we did see a deer up there, huge one. It was a fun little hike, can’t wait for snow to snowshoe it. Can’t believe we have missed this little gem all these years. Thanks for the comment.

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