The Storrs Pond area is a town recreational facility with camping, swimming, and tennis courts. In the summer, the pond is a members-only swim club. However, in the off seasons (approximately October to May), it is often a peaceful, deserted spot, visited much less frequently. One of several trails in the area winds around the pond, through softwoods, climbing up and down hills. The trails are used often by joggers, mountain bikers, and skiers, but the area is large enough for one to find a quiet spot most anytime. Storrs Pond is located at the base of Oak Hill, which also has many trails used particularly for biking and skiing. Trail maps are available in the Outdoor Programs Office in Robinson Hall. As usual, though, the best and most rewarding spots are generally those found on your own.
How to get there:
From the Hanover Inn, follow the same directions as for the preceding Balch Hill to Route 10. After 1 mile, turn right sharply onto Reservoir Road. Follow it until it crosses a small bridge and makes a T-intersection. Turn left down a paved road instead of continuing right on the dirt road. Follow the road to the parking area. The pond is just north of the parking lot, and the trail which circles it is easily picked up on either side. To walk the pond loop, be sure to follow the paths which hug the side of the pond.