We love the Lagoon Trail in Farmington. Someone clued us in that after the Lagoon Trail, you can continue along Farmington Creek Trail to Farmington Pond. From there, you can go even further to see the Farmington Bigfoot! We decided to check out this shady, paved trail.
We began the trail at the west end of 300 North in Farmington, just west of Main Street. There are spots for parking along the street and in a small pull-out area. You can hike the Lagoon Trail from here to the south, but today we took the trail to the north.
The Farmington Creek Trail heads through the shady trees. The first part of this trail has some signs for the Lagoon trail since it is still behind Lagoon. Soon the trail crosses a few bridges and heads away from Lagoon. There are also benches and picnic areas along the trail. Make sure to keep your eyes open for the chair cut into the tree. Our boys called it the Throne.
A little less than a mile down the trail (0.8 mile), there is a small climb up to Farmington Pond. This small pond is great for fishing, and we enjoyed the baby ducks and geese. There is a small beach area, and we think this would be a great spot for kayaking. The water looked pretty deep, so be careful if you wade or swim.
This is a great turn around point. It makes the trail 1.6 miles and all easy. If you’d like to hike to the Farmington Bigfoot, it is a climb up from the pond to continue on the Farmington Creek Trail and a short climb to the Bigfoot statue. This part of the trail is not stroller friendly.