What's in a name - The Pomperaug




Tiny Falls on The Pomperaug Trail, Oxford Ct
Tiny Falls on The Pomperaug Trail, Oxford Ct
The Pomperaug is one of Connecticut's principal Blue Blazed Trails. It is another of the Zoar area trails, across Lake Zoar from The Zoar trail, and The Paugussett. Its 4 miles traverse through Jackson Cove Recreational Area and Kettletown State Park. The opportunity to loop back on The Crest trail makes an 8 mile round trip through pines and past overlooks with sweeping views of The Housatonic Valley





Cascade along The Pomperaug Trail, Oxford CT
Cascade along The Pomperaug Trail, Oxford CT

Nalgene bottles sloshing and condensating against The North Face ass. Mountainsmith Monopods kept the tricep busy. Garmin wristwatch keeping space. "Because we all know space!" - Neil Cassidy - or not. Einstein never knew no time on The Pomperaug. Never fitted his Gortex lining around his Cabin socks. Good ole wool. But, you are nothing, and short of a man without the Patagonia knit hat and Columbia breaker. Ray Ban sunglasses - now that's a class act. With a digital Nikon you can capture it all to hold onto forever...Or write a Google blog about it.

What's in a name? Ask Chief Pomeraug. You won't need a backpack full of gear to find him. It's a four mile long driveway - wider than the Gaza Strip, that sliver that's been worth killing over for 2 millennium, but a short hike. Trust me, you won't starve or dehydrate. You'll feel better and lighter if you leave the coat and the hat and the lunch in the trunk.

The Housatonic River, from The Crest Trail, Kettletown State Park
The Housatonic River, from The Crest Trail, Kettletown State Park


HIKING INFORMATION
MILES5 MILES
TIME3 HOURS
LOWEST ELEVATION100FT above sea level
HIGHEST ELEVATION525FT above sea level
CALORIES BURNEDn/a
LOOPNo
OUT & BACKYes
PARKING LOTYes
RESTROOMSYes - At Kettletown State Park & Jackson Cove




MILEAGE:
Fiddlehead Road - Jackson Cove = 2.3 Miles
Jackson Cove - Kettletown State Park = 2.3 Miles
COUNTY: New Haven
COMMUNITIES: Oxford, Southbury
TOTAL MILES:5 Miles with loop back options
POINTS OF INTEREST:
Lake Zoar
Kettletown State Park
Jackson Cove



DIRECTIONS

Address for your GPS: 99 Fiddlehead Road, Oxford CT
| Coordinates: N41.39449,W073.17954 |
From Bridgeport40 Minutes
From New Haven35 Minutes
From Hartford1 Hour
From New London1.5 hours
From Providence2 Hours
From New York2 Hours



LINKS

OFFICIAL LINKS:

Walk CT

Kettletown State Park

Jackson Cove Park

BLOGS:

CT Museum Quest

Gone Hiking 




PHOTOS

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MOSS GARDEN ON THE POMPERAUG TRAI
MOSS GARDEN ON THE POMPERAUG TRAIL

TINY FALLS ON THE POMPERAUG
TINY FALLS ON THE POMPERAUG