This section is comprised of Mill Pond in Somersville to Durkee Road.
The easiest access point to the northern section of the Scantic is at Mill Pond in Somersville, which has been created by a dam at the
same point. Good fishing as well. As you enter the pond be sure to bear off left– the dam is to the right. You will continue on, meandering through the pond
until it narrows and becomes the river.
The first landmark is at the intersection with Route 190 where you will go under the bridge – just beyond is another access point on the left. The river
becomes narrower after this point and further along there are some weeds that may inhibit your trip when the river is low. The next access point is just
before the bridge that crosses Four Bridges Road.
All through this area you will find good fishing spots as well as viewing for birds and other wildlife. As you approach Durkee Road you will enter an area
known as the “SCANTIC RIPARIAN AREA”. The area on the left has been procured by the Northern CT Land Trust and has been enhanced by its volunteers to create
a lovely hiking trail along the edge of the river. Over a hundred species of birds have been sighted or heard. Also over 60 varieties of wildflowers have
been identified. At this time access to this delightful area is easier from Durkee Road until work parties have time to clear the river.
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