Great Meadow Pond Hike And Lunch

Family-friendly Hike Multiple Activities

Sat. Jun 4

10:00 am


02:00 pm

4 miles


This event in Pachaug State Forest is really two activities packed into one! There will be a 4 mile hike with lunch provided at the halfway point by Friends of Pachaug Forest at the trail shelter on the shores of Great Meadow Pond.  Along the way we will pass ponds and marshes that are used by waterfowl, cross two dams on lake shores and pass through pine plantations. A wide assortment of lunch foods (including vegan options) will be provided. Those who wish to attend only the lunch may park at the Great Meadow Pond boat ramp and hike 1/2 mile in. The entire hike is EASY.

Event Leader(s)

Bob Panko

(305) 323-1385


Jen Panko



Rain Date

Event to be held rain or shine

Organization Partners

Meeting Location Details

The hike will begin at the CT DEEP trail parking area near the end of the Shetucket Turnpike in Voluntown. The parking lot is 2.9 miles up the Shetucket Turnpike from the intersection of SR 138 & SR 49 in Voluntown (Bronsons Pool & Hardware store intersection). If attending only the lunch at the trail shelter along the shore of Great Meadow Pond you can park at the Great Meadow Pond boat launch on “Pratt Road” (41.617977, -71.816760) and follow blue trail across the dam 1/2 mile to the shelter. Be forewarned however the forest road from the end of Shetucket Turnpike to the boat launch is often rough for car travel.

Click on the red map pin for the event address.

CFPA Blue-Blazed Hiking Trail

Leashed Dogs Permitted