Continue on Rte. 109 east passing lovely colonial homes, a Laotian Temple, and the entrance to the thirty-five mile Mattatuck Trail that is a crossover between the Quinnipiac-Tunxis and the Appalachian Trails. This hike traverses Prospect and Mohawk Mountains and goes by several lakes and streams.
Next you will pass Black Rock Lake where you can hike, picnic and fish during daylight hours. Further on is Thomaston Dam constructed by the Army Corps of Engineers as part of a network of flood control dams built in response to the destructive flood of 1955. To date it has prevented over $300 million in flood damages. Thomaston Dam has trails for trail bikes and snowmobiles as well as an area for flying radio controlled model aircraft.