Quinimay Trail – Westbrook to Higganum

Category: Outdoors and Nature

on: Jan 1, 2016

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Entrance to the Quinimay from the Weber Woods Parking area in Westbrook.

“Quinimay” roughly means “long trail” in the Pequot language. At almost 15 miles in length, it may not be the longest in the area, but it’s certainly one of the most varied. Suitable for individuals and families, dogs and horses, mountain bikers, cross-country skiiers and snowshoers, the Quinimay Trail is a scenic woodland adventure that extends through the towns of Westbrook, Deep River, Killingworth, Chester and Higganum. Since the Quinimay was originally formed as a loose affiliation of several trails, look for tan and green plastic multi-use markers placed above the colored trail blazes to find your way.

The Quinimay Trail is stewarded by the Bridle Path Conservancy and the Lower Connecticut River Valley Horseman’s Club. Both organizations have Facebook pages as well.

Directions: The best places to access the trail are from the Weber Woods parking lot off route 145 in Westbrook; from Pattaconk Reservoir off Cedar Lake Road in Chester; and from the Beaver Meadow Road parking lot near exit 8 off Route 9 in Higganum. Special note: because this is a linear trail, it lends itself to setting up a shuttle. Contact us for suggestions of appropriate places to leave a car.

More Information: A variety of maps can be accessed from the Bridle Path Conservancy web site.