Naugatuck State Forest - Quillinan Reservoir
A beautiful forested area popular with mountain bikers.
Approximate round trip from Buswell Street up to Rimmon Road along the Purple trail and back along the Blue trail. The park contains about nine miles of trails, and there are loops as short as 1.5 miles.
Destination Distance From Downtown
The park has some significant hill climbs, interspersed with long level stretches. Terrain is packed dirt, tree roots, and large rocks, with occasional stretches of meadow grass.
Time To Complete
In two hours you can walk from the southern edge of the reservoir to the Route 313 border of the park and back. There are shorter loops available if you know where to turn, but you should consult a map beforehand: there are four-way intersections at which the blazes in all directions are the same color.