Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Cattail Shelter

At mile 32 of the Mattabesett Trail you will find this amazing, privately owned shelter, the only designated camping location on the whole Mattabesett Trail. Called the Cattail Shelter, it is near the junction of Route 68.

If anyone has spent the night here, let me know how it is. I have passed it several times, but have yet to distance-hike the Mattabesett. However, I plan to, especially now that the New England Scenic Trail is open.

1 comment:

david peters said...

I have spent many a night in the shelter since i built it in 2005.many thru hikers and day hikers i have met. my favorite season to sleep out is winter as i live in the tan house a hop,skip and a jump away if it gets unbearable. two tent sights were added in 2012. a nice 2 day hike is from rt. 17 to the shelter and 6 miles to rt. 66 in the morning where a second car awaits. happy trails!