The Story of the Yawgoog Trails

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Quick Reference Summary: Studio Farm

Total distance: 5.46 miles (8.79 kilometers) round-trip
Total hiking time: approximately 2 to 2.5 hours


Caution: Hikers should be very careful, by wearing at least 400 square inches (2,580 square centimeters) of blaze orange material, such as a vest, when hiking in the Pachaug State Forest during Connecticut's deer hunting season (September through December). Hunting is prohibited in Yawgoog. Hikers should also be careful to walk single-file on the left side of roads, facing oncoming traffic.

Starting from the Rhode Island-Connecticut border, travel southwest on Green Fall Road and bear right (northwest) at the intersection with Denison Hill Road (about 15 minutes). In about another 15 minutes, the road crosses Green Fall River, where the blue-blazed Narragansett Trail approaches from the right (north) from Green Fall Pond. The Narragansett Trail overlaps the road uphill briefly, until it heads south from the road at a small parking area. Green Fall Road continues to climb uphill and becomes a paved road. About 20 minutes after crossing the river, the road reaches an intersection, where Wheeler Road enters from the left (south). Green Fall Road heads west for a few yards and meets another intersection at a short zig-zag in the road in front of a farm house. The dirt Gallup Road heads north, while the paved road, now Sand Hill Road, continues west. About 20 minutes after leaving the zig-zag, the road reaches Studio Farm at 5 Sand Hill Road, at the intersection with Route 49 (Voluntown Road). Hikers may return to Camp Yawgoog by going the way they came or, perhaps, by taking the Narragansett Trail.

For the full description of this hike, please see Studio Farm.

 

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