CT: Litchfield County- Washington Depot- Macricostas Preserve

Pick your adventure and go – a mix of meadow, farmland, wooded ridge and wetlands with two amazing lookouts.

I have frequented Lake Waramaug, Hopkins Vineyard and Hopkins Inn and had heard of the preserve that began with an “M” near by. I will no longer forget the name of Macricostas preserve as it left an impression.

There are four main points of interest and on this visit I saw the two overlooks.

Judea Garden

I look forward to returning in the spring to see the garden as well as come back with my baby cousins to walk Story Walk (#ROLA). From there the walk began to the lookout.

Macricostas Lookout

There are two paths to get to the lookouts. A shorter steeper climb versus a longer more gradual one. While I took the shorter one, the longer one is only about an additional 15 minutes.

The lookout was awesome. Although it was past peak, the minimal leaves facilitated using the trees as frames for photo ops. Additionally I could see the Bee Brook River meander through the marsh from the overlook.

Waramaug Rock & View

The rock itself was massive and quite impressive when viewed with the student reading at the top. It was awesome to have a clear day and see both the lake and the mountain ranges beyond. I do recommend a walking stick for the climb back down.

Marsh Viewing Platform

While I didn’t make it to the platform today, I look forward to returning to see Judah’s Garden and will couple it with the platform.

As touched upon above, I have enjoyed Hopkins Inn for a bite which overlooks Lake Waramaug on the other side of the lake with Hopkins Vineyard next door. Both with blogs pending.


Let’s together find more easy moments of inspiration in nature!

Published by Belinda Sheets

This is a non-promotional blog. I am not a photographer nor am I selling anything through this blog. Professionally I am a Business Transformation Specialist focused on gaining efficiencies and reducing costs for major corporations. Recent life experiences made me better appreciate the present and all that can be seen by increasing my focus and attention on my surroundings. I always enjoyed going out and exercising and I would look but I did not see as my attention was on resolving some problem. Captured through pictures and sharing insights about various locations, I hope others can enjoy my research and insights and allow themselves to pause a few moments and truly appreciate and learn new things. When you follow me that is my only gift. To know I have touched you enough to want to follow the blog. Respectfully (Stay Safe), Belinda Sheets Business Transformation professional with interests in photography, hiking, bicycling and kayaking and learning how to be present.

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