|View of the Pistapaug Pond from the Mountain|
With Spring approaching, there are many fun things to enjoy outdoors in Durham, CT. The many mountains and parks Durham boasts of are not only historical but also beautiful. The Millers Pond State Park expanded from 30 acres in 1955 to 170 acres in 1972. The Pond gets its water from the natural large unpolluted springs that are excellent for fishing.
Another place to explore in Durham is the Tri Mountain state Park and the Trimountain and Pistapaug Mountain. The Tri Mountain State Park is a pristine, remote area between Durham and Wallingford. You can access this through the Mattabesett Trail where you can hike to see gorgeous views from the Traprock Ridge. The park is free to the public, and has 50 miles of trail that rises 500 feet. Talk about a spectacular view!
The Pistapaug Mountain is an even larger mountain. It is 700 feet high, and is located 11 miles from the Northeast part of New Haven. The mountain overlooks the Pistapaug Pond where you can even see bald eagles from time to time. The Coginchaug River runs through pastures and farmlands, giving a scenic view of Durham, Middlefield and Middletown. This is a great river for canoeing and fishing.
As there are many activities to do in Durham this Spring, it is important to consider the dangers of some of these activities. Since these areas are near many trees, you need to consider your safety. The scenery may be beautiful, but trees are always prone to diseases, weakness, and even falling. If you see any trees in your area that may be in danger of falling, let the professionals at Precision Cutting Services handle at-risk trees.