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Jmaggi 09-09-2010 11:43 PM

trails in ct
 
Okay, so I've had my stock '04 TJ for about 2 weeks now and I want to start modding her to allow me to have fun offroad as well as use her as a daily driver. From what I've read on the forum I should do some light trailing first to decide what I need to work on. So, my question is does anyone know where in Connecticut I can do some light trailing?

Jmaggi 09-10-2010 06:53 PM

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Jmaggi 09-12-2010 08:48 AM

Really?...nobody from Connecticut?

RubiconRich 09-15-2010 06:23 PM

Try joining a club they/we know where to go in NewEngland.
People are not going to post locations of trails in the Northeast.

Jp90Talon 09-15-2010 06:38 PM

Agreed. Wheelin is real limited in CT and what few places there are, are gaurded by the clubs. I suggest checking out northeastjeep.org and there is also the Great American Jeep Rally coming up soon in Somers CT and most clubs will have booths there for you to check out and shop around.

Jmaggi 09-15-2010 06:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Jp90Talon
Agreed. Wheelin is real limited in CT and what few places there are, are gaurded by the clubs. I suggest checking out northeastjeep.org and there is also the Great American Jeep Rally coming up soon in Somers CT and most clubs will have booths there for you to check out and shop around.

I'll do that...when is the jeep rally?

Jp90Talon 09-15-2010 07:16 PM

Check out jeeprally.org for info

Jmaggi 09-15-2010 08:11 PM

Tnx

RubiconRich 09-17-2010 08:34 AM

Oct 3

Tjlongworth 09-17-2010 08:39 AM

if you are interested in doing mild fire roads and maybe a couple mud holes you can go to nepaug state forest, if you stay on the roads its legal along with some areas down by the river. where in CT are you located?

Jmaggi 09-17-2010 09:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Tjlongworth
if you are interested in doing mild fire roads and maybe a couple mud holes you can go to nepaug state forest, if you stay on the roads its legal along with some areas down by the river. where in CT are you located?

That's what I'm lookin for...I'm still stock...in enfield

Tjlongworth 09-17-2010 11:10 AM

its a bit of a hike from enfield but its the only real place i kno of around here, if you are interested im more than willing to meet up with you and show you around some of the trails in there, its an hour to an hour and a half worth of trails

Jmaggi 09-17-2010 04:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tjlongworth
its a bit of a hike from enfield but its the only real place i kno of around here, if you are interested im more than willing to meet up with you and show you around some of the trails in there, its an hour to an hour and a half worth of trails

That sounds good...I'll be in touch

RubiconRich 09-18-2010 09:11 PM

Try Coyhill in Ware, MA . BUT YOU MUST STAY ON THE ROAD DO NOT DRIVE ON THE POWERLINE.

Jp90Talon 09-19-2010 06:12 PM

Im pretty sure that place hasnt been legal for some time now.

billheese 09-19-2010 06:27 PM

Which one the place in CT or the one in MA?

Jp90Talon 09-19-2010 08:41 PM

Coyhill... I could be wrong but I am pretty sure I heard we lost that area.

YJman 09-19-2010 09:39 PM

I'm hoping to join the Jeep club sometime in the future, but I'm only 16 at the moment and just got my first Jeep :) There's places to go in Massachusetts. It's a drive but I'd rather take trips and have more areas to wheel.

Jmaggi 09-20-2010 07:12 AM

I'm gonna join one in a coulpe weeks...wanna get to know the jeep veowd

Jmaggi 09-20-2010 07:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Jmaggi
I'm gonna join one in a coulpe weeks...wanna get to know the jeep veowd

Crowd

RubiconRich 09-20-2010 08:14 PM

Coyhill... I could be wrong but I am pretty sure I heard we lost that area.

Not true the roads are and have allways been open. but you can not drive on the powerline or off the line.

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RubiconRich 09-21-2010 08:44 PM

If you are looking for a nice rocky old road try it. again stay on the roads only and off the powerline.

bigjosh 09-26-2010 11:35 PM

nepaug park has taken a beating by the town, ive heard from many people they are trying to make the roads and trails more accessible to most vehicles now, aside from the few major jeep spots it seems they ruined alot. but aside from there, theres not to many places in ct. used to be a good one for light rock crawlin in new britain, but last time i was there the town barricaded the entrances with mounds of dirt and rock (easy to get over to go in not so easy to get out) crushed my gas tank coming out.

RubiconRich 09-27-2010 07:13 PM

(easy to get over to go in not so easy to get out) crushed my gas tank coming out.

Please do not do this!There is a reason why the town put the dirt there.

bigjosh 09-28-2010 08:35 PM

well, originally i was told people had just dumped the dirt there, because it wasnt the only spot with the dirt, it was not until after the fact i found out it was the city. considering it is off of a road with almost no houses and many people have used it as a dumping ground, and i had been there prior to the dirt. i thought nothing of it. needless to say i havent been there since then, which was over a year ago.

DaveRubino 09-30-2010 08:51 PM

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Originally Posted by YJman (Post 779367)
I'm hoping to join the Jeep club sometime in the future, but I'm only 16 at the moment and just got my first Jeep :) There's places to go in Massachusetts. It's a drive but I'd rather take trips and have more areas to wheel.

Hey guys, I am in CT too and looking for some beginner stuff. I am going to GAJR Sunday if you guys are going let me know and maybe we can connect

Jmaggi 09-30-2010 09:19 PM

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Originally Posted by DaveRubino

Hey guys, I am in CT too and looking for some beginner stuff. I am going to GAJR Sunday if you guys are going let me know and maybe we can connect

I'm going, I'll meet up with a fellow.CT newb...

Jp90Talon 09-30-2010 09:45 PM

Ill be there all day....just look for the Rubicon Sahara Unlimited, the Northeast Jeep club booth, or Ill be working the parking lot from 1030-12 so say hi.

Peepers 10-14-2010 09:49 AM

if you are looking for just a basic dirt/gravel road to get your feet wet there is Shenipsit state forest:

Trail map of Shenipsit State Forest - ellington ct

Nothing serious but after rain some of the ruts in the road fill up and you can go puddle jumping. I would recomend going through when its dry first becasue some of the ruts are really deep (mostly on the side of the trail).

And its worth going up just for the view from the tower at the top of the hill/mountain, especially in the fall when the leaves are changing.

I'm from CT too, so I'm always on the lookout for new places to take my jeep.

Jmaggi 10-14-2010 03:05 PM

Saturday I'll check it out...thanks for the tip


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