Hiking The Mattatuck Trail: White Memorial Foundation


Pond at White Memorial Foundation  - Mattatuck Trail
Pond at White Memorial Foundation  - Mattatuck Trail
The Mattatuck Trail is a Connecticut Blue Blazed hiking trail that extends 36 miles through Litchfield County. The 6.5 miles of the Mattatuck which passes through the white Memorial Foundation is the 5th section of the overall trail. The White Memorial Foundation is a 4000+ acre wildlife sanctuary. It includes a vast network of supplementary trails to the Mattatuck. The trail along this section is wide and easy. Any level hiker will be comfortable hiking this section. This section is also open to bicycling.


This section of the Mattatuck is easy and popular. It mainly meanders through swamp lands and along ponds. This is the kind of trail I would take my mother on for a nature walk. It is a great place to get away for some quiet outdoor time. There are plenty of parking lots and restrooms at a nature center. You will share the trail with bikes and horseback riders - so be attentive.

The Mattatuck Trail through White Memorial Foundation
The Mattatuck Trail through White Memorial Foundation

Memorial along Mattatuck Trail - White Memorial Foundation
Memorial along Mattatuck Trail - White Memorial Foundation




DIRECTIONS

Address for your GPS: 19 Whitehall Road Litchfield CT
| Coordinates: N41.730178,W073.215789 |
From Bridgeport1 Hour
From New Haven1 Hour
From Hartford1 Hour
From New London1.5 hours
From Providence1.5 Hours
From New York2 Hours




LINKS

White Memorial Foundation

The Mattatuck Trail Articles by Connecticut Explorer:

Section 1: Buttermilk Falls

Section 3: The Leatherman's Caves

Section 5: White Memorial Foundation

Section 7: Mohawk Mountain


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THE MATTATUCK HIKING TRAIL INFORMATION

 


MILES6.5 MILES
TIME2 HOURS
LOWEST ELEVATION861FT above sea level
HIGHEST ELEVATION1065FT above sea level
CALORIES BURNED2500kcals
LOOPPossible loop routes
OUT & BACKYes
PARKING LOTYes - Many
RESTROOMSYes at White Memorial Foundation Nature Center

COUNTY: Litchfield, Hartford
COMMUNITIES:  Plymouth Thomaston, Watertown, Morris,
Litchfield, Goshen, Cornwall
TOTAL MILES: 36 Miles
POINTS OF INTEREST
Buttermilk Falls
Indian Jack Cave
Leatherman's Cave
Crane's Lookout
Prospect Mountain
Mohawk Mountain
Cunningham Tower
ARTICLE LINKS:
The Mattatuck Trail & The Legend of The Leatherman - Connecticut Explorer
The Mattatuck Trail - Buttermilk Falls - Connecticut Explorer

SECTION 1: BUTTERMILK FALLS
5 Miles
Mad River Road to South Main Street
Indian Jack Cave
Buttermilk Falls


SECTION 2: MOUNT TOBE
South Main Street to Reynolds Bridge
7 Miles
Mount Tobe


SECTION 3: MATTATUCK FOREST
Reynolds Bridge to Northfield Road
4.7 Miles 
Branch Brook
Leatherman's Cave
Crane's Lookout


SECTION 4: WATERBURY RESEVOIRS
Northfield Road to Slab Meadow Road
5 Miles
Fenn Brook
Waterfall

WHITE MEMORIAL FOUNDATION
Slab Meadow Road to Bissell Road
6.3 Miles

PROSPECT MOUNTAIN
Cathole Road to Prospect Mountain Road
2 Miles
Prospect Mountain

MOHAWK MOUNTAIN
Flat Rocks Road to Mohawk Trail
6 Miles
Mohawk Mountain
Cunningham Tower
The Pinnacle