Green Fall Pond, Pachaug State Forest, Connecticut
Green Fall Pond Trail, a short 2+ mile loop around Green Fall Pond located in the Pachaug State Forest, was a short hike I fit in on the way to my friend’s house. Side note: Good friends throw parties for you when you’re in town to visit. Great friends let you show up early to the party all sweaty and use their shower.
The pond itself is pretty but the forest here is really nice, a mix of dense deciduous and open conifer forest. In my experience, lake or pond hikes that so closely hug the shoreline are often flat and unremarkable except for the views of the water but Green Fall Pond Trail offered some scrambling, some nice small elevation changes, and views of the beauty of Pachaug State Forest. Although close and brushy at times with a large amount of mosquitos, I very much enjoyed the hike and the really pretty scenery.