Trail Length: 4.6 miles
Towns: Oxford
Allowed Uses: Hiking
Partners: Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CT DEEP)Oxford Land Trust, Town of Oxford

Trail Overview

The Pomperaug Trail connects Kettletown State Park in Southbury with the Jackson Cove Recreation Area in Oxford. The Oxford Land Trust also hosts a section of the trail. Meandering through wetlands and woods and passing several charcoal hearth sites, the Pomperaug Trail ascends high, rocky ridges over Lake Zoar providing wonderful views. Rocks in some spots are studded with industrial-grade garnets, which were harvested in the former garnet mine below the trail.

An unblazed road walk of approximately 1.5 miles south of Fiddlehead Rd can be used to connect over the Stevenson Dam to the blue-blazed Paugussett Trail in Monroe.

Visit the CT DEEP website for additional information on visiting Kettletown State Park and learn more about the Park trails here.