Western Barndoor Hill Preserve  LbNA # 30913

Placed DateMay 12 2007
LocationGranby, CT
Planted ByHappyHikingFamily    
Found By Rock Island
Last Found Jun 27 2017
Hike Distance?
Last EditedSep 27 2015

From Granby center proceed on Route 20 West. Turn left on Barndoor Hills Road (there is a big stone house on the left--if you get to the catholic church, you just passed it). Proceed on Barndoor Hills Road, past the entrance for MacLean Game Refuge (on the left) and the Lael Horse Farm. Park on the left by the green sign marking the Preserve Parking Area. Walk up Kettle Pond Lane (across the street from the parking area). The Trail Head is just after the second house on the left, down a slight embankment. From the trail head, follow the blue-blazed trial up to the top of the ridge. At the top of the ridge, but before the look out, there is a small clearing with an old fire pit. Standing parallel to the old fire pit, start counting your steps. Continue on the trial, 37 paces, and then look left into the woods. You will see a group of rocks. Turn left into the woods just before the next blue blaze and proceed around to the back of the rocks. You will see a large pentagonal (5-sided) rock here. The letterbox is hidden under the pentagonal rock.

After you have done your letterboxing, continue on the blue blazed trail to the look out. Here you will be treated to a gorgeous view of Lael Farm and the McLean game refuge thanks to the Granby Land Trust. Its a perfect place for a picnic. (But please use extreme caution at the look out due to the steep cliff below.)