Yesterday, we ran the Pequot Trail in southeastern Connecticut. You can see a full report on my blog at this link. We also started at the northern trailhead on the south side of the guardrail bordering the short dead end road that intersects with Rt. 165. We parked a short distance away on another dead end that is north of 165. That road is Wilderness Acres Dr. and it is off of Old Jewett City Rd.
As we explain in the post, the trail was heavily overgrown (in late August) with lots of prickers and other trail debris. It made for an interesting run. No matter how much a trail needs maintenance, I never criticize Connecticut's Blue-Blazed Hiking Trails because they are a true gem and we are lucky to have them. We are CFPA volunteers and donors, so we know what goes into making the trail system special.