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Mattabesset Trail

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A long drive separates New Haven-Milford from Mattabesset Trail, but it is a good trail. Connecticut is a great outdoors state. Beaches are great; and Circle Beach close to Mattabesset Trail is no exception, and get your pulse rate up on the magnificent whitewater of Roaring Brook River. Mattabesset Trail is a good location to visit
    for more than one day, Hammonasset Beach State Park is a good location to camp nearby. Going to Wadsworth Falls State Park next to Mattabesset Trail is a pleasant thing to do, and Little City Campground is a glorious campground nearby.
There's whitewater on Hammonasset River for all you adrenaline rush seekers; a splendid beach nearby is Jacobs Public Beach. Take a side tour to Hemlock Brook, and Lane Pond Dam is a location that is close to Mattabesset Trail. There's just no way someone can get bored here at Mattabesset Trail. You're sure to bump into some cheerful people from Durham here. At Mattabesset Trail through the warm months highs are in the 80's. All through the dark hours of summer  
temperatures sink down into the 50's. During the winter highs are in the 30's, and winter nights come with lows in the 10's to Mattabesset Trail. The high level of rain makes Mattabesset Trail a quite wet place. May is the month that gets the most rain; February on the other hand is the driest.



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These outdoors activities are available near Mattabesset Trail.
 Trails Near Mattabesset Trail:
Metacomet Trail, Hartford County , 19 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Mattabesset Trail:
Little City Campground, Higganum , 8 miles away
Hammonasset Beach State Park, Madison , 9 miles away
Riverdale Camp Sites, Clinton , 11 miles away
River Road Campground, Clinton , 12 miles away
Hurd State Park, Middle Haddam , 12 miles away
 Beaches Near Mattabesset Trail:
Prospect Beach, New Haven County , 20 miles away
 Whitewater Near Mattabesset Trail:
Hammonasset River, Middlesex/ New Haven County , 8 miles away, Class I-II - 2 miles long (Summer Hill Road to Green Hill Road)
Roaring Brook River, Hartford County , 17 miles away, Class III-IV - 3 miles long (Cold Brook Road to Route 17)
Whitewater Outfitter - Non-Core Tabala Vacations, Hartford County , 21 miles away, Whitewater outfitter
Salmon River, New London County , 22 miles away, Class II - 4.6 miles long (Old Route 2 to covered bridge at Highway 16)
Farmington River - Collinsville, Hartford County , 24 miles away, Class II - 3.5 miles long (Collinsville to Unionville)
 Public Lands Near Mattabesset Trail:
Fire Island National Seashore, Patchogue - NY , 36 miles away
Quinebaug & Shetucket Rivers Valley National Heritage Corridor, Putnam - CT , 64 miles away
Wadsworth Falls State Park, Connecticut , 6 miles away
Millers Pond State Park, Connecticut , 6 miles away
Wharton Brook State Park, Connecticut , 8 miles away
 Hotels Near Mattabesset Trail:
Hilton Garden Inn Wallingford-Meriden, Wallingford , 5 miles away
Homewood Suites By Hilton Wallingford-Meriden, Wallingford , 5 miles away
Fairfield Inn New Haven Wallingford, Wallingford , 5 miles away
Courtyard New Haven Wallingford, Wallingford , 5 miles away
Simsbury Inn, Simsbury , 6 miles away
 Lakes Near Mattabesset Trail
Quonnipaug Lake, New Haven County , 2 miles away
Mount Higby Reservoir, Middlesex County , 7 miles away
Hammonasset Reservoir, Middlesex County , 8 miles away
Silver Lake, Hartford County , 9 miles away
Lake Saltonstall, New Haven County , 11 miles away

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