Shelton Lakes Recreation Path - Hiking Shelton CT
Lane Street Trailhead to Pine Lake(Shelton Reservoir #2) Parking Lot and back
Distance: Out and back hike, approximately 8.5 miles
Date of Hike: 4/29/2017
Weather: Mostly cloudy 72-85 degrees
Elevation: Lowest 324ft, Highest: 633ft
Duration: Around 3 hr. 45 min. (with numerous stops for pictures, and a lunch break)
Difficulty: Easy terrain (crushed gravel and some paved sections) / Moderate Length
Parking: A few parking spots available along Lane St.: https://goo.gl/maps/PfwxjaHuYDm or overflow parking available at the Shelton Community Center.
Or you can do this hike in reverse and start at the Pine Lake Parking Lot which has more numerous parking spots available.
This trail also makes for a nice 2 car hike if you don’t want to do the full out and back hike. Just leave 1 car at both parking locations and you would have little over a 4 mile hike and then drive back to your starting point.
Here is also a google maps view of the whole trail: https://goo.gl/maps/Nm35nmEuanJ2
This hike was very special as it holds sentimental value to me and my wife. Over 11 years ago, before this trail was truly established, we got engaged on a rustic bench overlooking one of the meadows that this trail traverses. Can’t believe it has been over a decade since we have returned.
The area has changed a lot over the years including much improvement to the trail. Now, with wide paths and crushed gravel on most of the trail, it made for an enjoyable excursion.
The trail is multifunctional for hiking, biking, and even is handicapped accessible. It traverses numerous landscapes from meadows, to forest, to residential areas with street crossings and a few stream crossings on well built bridges. It has access to numerous side trails and loop trails, great views of multiple lakes and reservoirs, baseball fields, and a dog park. Something for everyone!
For more info see the video below
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