Spice Bush Swamp, West Hartford, CT

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Managing Real Estate Broker with eXp Realtors

Spice Bush Swamp is a very pleasant, 34-acre park run by the same people who run Westmoor Park. There are 3 walking trails in back of the pond which I'll bet most residents don't even know exist. It is a perfect walk for the dog or a nice place to stroll through the woods.  During mosquito season make sure you have bug spray - it is a swamp...

The swamp is a very popular destination for elementary school trips where the kids hunt for crayfish and other wildlife.  They come home pretty dirty from school that day!

Spice Bush Swamp - West Hartford, CT

On opening day for the fishing season the West hartford Leisure Services hosts an opening day fishing derby at Spice Bush Swamp. Spice Bush is located on Mountain Road. On opening day up to 200 anglers fish the pond for trout and the winners ger prizes. It starts early (6:30am and ends at 9am). Hot beverages, baked goods and bait is sold. It is a great intro for fishing for kids. Don't just show up though because the event sells out and pre-registration is required.

In Memory of Shirley Marsh

 

This is a photo from Mountain Road of the river running from the pond under Mountain Road.

river running under Mountain Rd

Photo of the pond where the fishing derby takes place.  The walking trails are behind the pond. There is about a mile of walking trails open to the public.

pond at Spice Bush

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