Elegant places to enjoy art, history and gourmet food are located all around Montage in Rocky Hill. However, there will be times when you’ll undoubtedly want to experience something different. Located in the community’s archaeological district, Dividend Pond Trails is the perfect addition to Rocky Hill’s list of must-see attractions, including the Dinosaur State Park.
The trails stretch up to three miles but they’re jam-packed with human history. The CT Archaeological Center has worked with the local recreation department to identify all of the hot spots and list them in a brochure that is available online.
The often grassy, unpaved trails leading to the fascinating sites are moderately easy to traverse but require appropriate footwear to ensure a safe and comfortable trip. Most hiking professionals suggest a rubber-soled hiking boot with ample tread, especially for walking near the trails’ water features. The water features include creeks, waterfalls and ponds that sometimes have wooden bridges for day hikers. The White Trail Loop is the longest of the three trails and includes more water elements than June’s Trail. Of the three, the Yellow Trail has the least watery spots of all.
The larger of the water features, accessible by the White Trail, are also suitable for fishing. History buffs may want to bring a fishing pole along with their cameras, binoculars and field guides. The latter are perfect for documenting the historical ruins found along the way and catching a glimpse of the creatures that call the 68-acre paradise home. Picnicking is welcome but there are no official, trail side facilities for such activities. Therefore, anyone living near apartments in Rocky Hill should be prepared to hike in and out with everything they need for their picnics secured firmly on their backs.
To learn more about living near Rocky Hill’s archaeological sites and related trails, please contact Montage staff today.