Cotton Hollow Preserve, Glastonbury

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  • Bring your bathing suit lots of water holes to swim in and a nice hiking area. Would recommend hiking shoes.  more »
  • As a child and into my teens and now into my 30's I love coming and hiking here. Not much has changed since I was a little kid, maybe the trails have gotten a little steeper with erosion of the Earth....  more »
  • It's one of the most beautiful places I've seen in CT. Please please wear appropriate shoes and watch your step as I had a bad fall here. Also keep an eye on your kids if they come along. There are no official paths or railings, so it can be treacherous. I still 100% recommend it if you take the necessary precautions.
  • Classic toe path along a stream through the woods. Challenging terrain at times where you may want 3 points of contact to safely traverse the incline. A couple calm pools of water are so still that you can see a perfect mirror image of the surrounding forest in the water. Great spots to walk across some slippery stones with the cool, clean water bubbling by your feet. You can fish for small mouth bass, setup a couple hammocks with a guitar, or wade in a couple shallow holes to play in the few small waterfalls. The next time I visit I will bring a bag to collect the little bit of litter that I saw but otherwise a near perfect location right in our own backyard. Enjoy it safely!

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