Northern CT

Northern CT

Crandall's Park, Tolland

120 Cider Mill Road
Tolland  Connecticut  06084
United States

(860) 871-3690

Easy

0%

Moderate

80%

Difficult

20%

Description

Crandall Park in Tolland is approximately 400 acres of town owned land. It is heavily utilized by hikers, but the biking trails are largely separate from the hiking trails. 

Overall there are about 14 miles of trails at Crandall. Trails are a mix of 80% intermediate and 20% advanced terrain, due to the amount of rock there really aren't any true beginner friendly trails. 

There is a decent climb from the parking to get to the top of the hill where you'll find some very tightly packed, twisty trails. The trails descending off the back of the hill are a bit more technical. The trails close to the highway weave through a mountain laurel thicket, those trails seriously test your bike handling skills. There is a loop out to Old Kent Road that includes a pretty intense climb, though it's relatively short. All of the trails at Crandall are on Trailforks. 

There are features scattered throughout the trail system, mainly naturally occurring rocks including drops, rollers, log rides and highly technical rock sections, all features have go around trails.  

The most popular parking spot is the "dirt lot" which is located at 120 Cider Mill Road in Tolland, however there are four other parking lots for the park, all of which have easy access to the trail system. 

By John Isch

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Northern CT

Schoolhouse Brook Park, Storrs

251 Clover Mill Rd
Storrs  Connecticut  06268
United States

Easy

20%

Moderate

55%

Difficult

25%

Description

At 457 acres Schoolhouse Brook Park, owned and managed by the town of Mansfield, is a great place to ride and explore. It contains two ponds, Bicentennial and Barrows. There's swimming, canoeing, hiking, picnicking and many miles of excellent trails to mountain bike on.

Some of the trails are easy but many are technical in nature with rock features and numerous ridge lines.

This is a great park to bring your family, especially if some of its members would prefer to swim or picnic while others go for a ride.

On 9/20/20 Quite Corner NEMBA will host a Kona Mountain Bike Adventure Series Ride here.

For those of you who've never been here it would be a great introduction to the local trails.

 

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Northern CT

Mansfield Hollow State Park

151 Bassetts Bridge Rd
Mansfield Center  Connecticut  06250
United States

(860) 424-3200

Easy

30%

Moderate

60%

Difficult

10%

Description

At 500 acres Mansfield Hollow State Park consists of a large lake that's used for boating and fishing. There's no swimming since the lake is part of a local water supply.

The trails at Mansfield Hollow are generally fast and rolling. They're fun to ride and a good place to bring kids or newer riders.

The maps above show most, but not all of the trails.

Quite Corner NEMBA will be hosting a Kona Mountain Bike Adventure Series Ride here on 9/20/20. 

Plan to attend. What better way to get an introduction to this great riding area.

 

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Kona Bicycles MTB Adventure Ride at Nathan Hale SF

Date

9/19/20 9:00am to 9/20/20 1:00pm

Cancelled: Due to the Covid-19 crisis this even has been cancelled. We will try to re-schedule next year.

Join Quiet Corner NEMBA for a fun day on the trails of Nathan Hale State Forest

While many deails are still to come there will be marked loops for beginners, intermediate and advanced level rides.

Nathan Hale State Forest is one of the favored ride destinations in the Quiet Corner.

This place has it all and will undoubtedly leave you satisfied; challenging climbs, memorable decents, tight twisty single track, ravenous rock gardens, lengthy log rides, delightful drops, rollers, ridge lines, and more.

No matter what your skill level, Nathan Hale is a great ride for all.

Non riders can enjoy the beautiful grounds, scenic cart roads, and historical Nathan Hale Homestead.

Arrowed loops will consist of 8, 15 & 21 miles.

There will also be many guided rides.

Cost: 

$10 for NEMBA members

$25 for non-NEMBA members

Free: if you join NEMBA or renew your membership on the day of the event.

Kids 15 and under ride for free with a registered adult.

   Look at this TrailForks map to get an idea of the available trails.

  Read more about Kona Bicycles MTB Adventure Ride at Nathan Hale SF

Chapter

Quiet Corner

Event Leader

Serena Dupis
srutherford68@aol.com

QC NEMBA Green Falls Trail Day

Date

2/15/20 9:00am to 12:00pm

QC NEMBA Green Falls Trail Day

               Weather permitting!

Come out for the continued work on cutting in this new trail at Green Falls.

The trail is finally connected and to end and now it's time for fine tuning. Depending on the crew:

Trail Markers, Chainsaw fallen trees, brush wacking, leaf blowers, etc.

Tools will be provided, but bring loppers, hand clippers, and gloves if you've got them.

Drinks and Snacks will be provided.

Parking on the dirt road about 1/2 mile from the RI border on the south side of 138. There is a Green Gate, which will be unlocked once one of the DEEP folks arrive with the Key.

This is at 430 Rockville Road in Voluntown.

   Save time by signing NEMBA's Annual Trail Care Waiver ahead of time.

Late breaking details will be posted to this Facebook Page. Read more about QC NEMBA Green Falls Trail Day

Chapter

Quiet Corner

Trail

Event Leader

Serena Dupuis
srutherford68@aol.com

QC NEMBA NYD Ride

Event Date

1/1/20 9:00am

6th ANnual QC NEMBA Ride In The New Year

On January 1st Quiet Corner NEMBA will be hosting its annual; New Year's Day ride.

This year it will be held in the Douglas State forest.

This is an intermediate and up group ride.

We will have the ability to break into various groups if needed.

Ride leaders will be Glenn Tourtellote, Pat Royer & Cathy Cody.

The GPS address, 101 Wallis Street is an approximate address for the lot.

Traveling East on Douglas Rd (16), take a left onto Cedar St, then a left on Wallis. The lot will be on the left.

  Save time by signing NEMBA's Ride Waiver ahead of time.

 

    Late breaking details will be on this Facebook Page. Read more about QC NEMBA NYD Ride

Chapter

State

Connecticut

Ride Level

Intermediate

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Glenn Tourtellot

Kona Bicycles MTB Adventure Ride & Huntington Happening with FC NEMBA, HV NEMBA and CCT NEMBA

Event Date

5/29/21 9:00am to 2:00pm

Huntington Happening is rescheduled for 2021. Exact date TBD.

Regardless, it will be a great day on bikes at Huntington State Park.

Adventure for the whole family, with led group rides and lots of fun on 2 wheels...more info coming as we get closer.

Brought to you by the fantastic trio of NEMBA chapters: HVNemba, Central CT Nemba and Fairfield County NEMBA.  Read more about Kona Bicycles MTB Adventure Ride & Huntington Happening with FC NEMBA, HV NEMBA and CCT NEMBA

Location

Huntington State Park

Chapter

State

Connecticut

Ride Level

All Levels

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

QC NEMBA Trail Day @ Green Falls

Date

1/5/20 9:00am to 12:00pm

Quiet Corner NEMBA Trail Build @ Green Falls

Come out for the continued work on cutting in this new trail at Green Falls.

The trail is finally connected and to end and now it's time for fine tuning.

Depending on the crew: Trail Markers, Chainsaw fallen trees, brush wacking, leaf blowers, etc.

Tools will be provided, but bring loppers, hand clippers, and gloves if you've got them. Drinks and Snacks will be provided.

  Sign NEMBA's Annual Trail Care Waiver ahead of time if you haven't already done so.

You don't have to be a member of NEMBA to take part. You just have to want more singletrack at Green Falls.

Parking on the dirt road about 1/2 mile from the RI boarder on the south side of 138 at 432 Rockville Road, Voluntown.

There is a Green Gate, which will be unlocked once one of the DEEP folks arrive with the Key.

   For more info contact Read more about QC NEMBA Trail Day @ Green Falls

Chapter

Quiet Corner

Trail

FC NEMBA Trail Work Day Trumbull Edition

Date

11/16/19 9:00am to 1:00pm

Fixing the famed floating bridge at north end of Serengeti.
Looking for strong folks to come lend a hand, lots of heavy lifting and hauling material.
Waders needed - if you have them bring them!
Serious work gloves and warm clothing essential.

For most up-to-date event info, check our FB page

https://www.facebook.com/groups/fcnemba/

Thanks for giving back! Read more about FC NEMBA Trail Work Day Trumbull Edition

Location

Trumbull

Chapter

Fairfield County

Trail

Event Leader

Mike Malwitz
fcnemba@gmail.com

QC NEMBA Chapter Meeting & Election

Date

11/26/19 6:00pm

Quiet Corner NEMBA Meeting & Election

The Quiet Corner NEMBA board invites you to our annual Election of Chapter Officers & Chapter Meeting on Tuesday, November 26, 6PM, at Black Pond Brews, located at 21A Furnace St, Danielson, CT.

Pizza & snacks provided; BPB refreshments available.

We thank our former president and QC NEMBA founder Stacey Jimenez for her service and leadership these past 6 years. We also thank Glenn Tourtellot who has supported our chapter for many years as treasurer, ride leader and trail advocate.

The current board's recommended slate of officers is below. All QC Chapter Members are encouraged to participate and to be involved in bringing new ideas that will continue to grow our chapter.

If you wish to run for office, the deadline to commit is November 12 by email to . Descriptions of officer responsibilities will be posted on our Facebook pages. Please come prepared to vote and bring an idea for the 2020 season to put in our QC NEMBA Wish Bowl!

Recommended Slate of Officers for 2020 Season
President: Serena Dupuis
VP: Cris Cadiz
Treasurer: Heather Merson
Secretary: Cathy Cody Read more about QC NEMBA Chapter Meeting & Election

Chapter

Quiet Corner

Event Leader

Cris Cadiz
crisecadiz@gmail.com

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