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Hamden, Connecticut

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Top Running Spots in and near Hamden

  • Meriden, Connecticut

    Hike the Metacomet, Blue, and Yellow Loop

    5.0
    4.5 mi / 976 ft gain
    Start from the Castle Craig road entrance. Walk until you're greeted by a beautiful reservoir. You'll notice the strange but beautiful Mine Island in the middle of all this. You'll also notice markers for White Trails and Yellow Trails. The White Trail is an easier/wider trail. The Yellow Trail C...
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  • Colchester, Connecticut

    Hike the Salmon River Trail, CT

    3.5
    7.4 mi / 770 ft gain
    There are many ways to do this trail (following the blue blaze and blue/red blaze for spur to waterfall): From the Day Pond (Google Day Pond in Colchester and there will be brown signs that will direct you towards the Day Pond Parking Lot when you get close,) Do the loop, 5.4 milesOut & Back ...
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  • Manchester, Connecticut

    Explore Wickham Park

    5.0
    Wickham Park Is open the first weekend in April and closes the last weekend in October. Entrances fees are $5 Monday-Friday and $7 Saturday-Sunday. The park is known for its 250 acres of  open fields, wildflowers, gardens, ponds and nature center. There is no where else can you go have a picnic w...
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  • Pound Ridge, New York

    Leatherman's Loop

    1.25 mi / 1183 ft gain
    This loop trail is moderately rated and reaches a total elevation gain of approximately 1,183 feet. It’s located in the Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, which spans roughly 4,315 acres. It is Westchester County’s largest park and includes roughly 35 plus miles of hiking trails to explore. The Ward...
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  • Shelter Island, New York

    Hike through the Mashomack Nature Preserve

    10 mi
    Just a short ferry ride from the Hamptons, South Ferry Road is exactly where it sounds; very close to the South Ferry of Shelter Island. The parking lot of Mashomack Preserve is marked by a large sign. When you walk in, you'll see a large nature center. Sign in at a clipboard at the table out fro...
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  • Sharon, Connecticut

    Hike the Pine Knob Loop, Housatonic Meadows SP

    5.0
    2.5 mi / 770 ft gain
    The Pine Knob loop is a 2.5 mile loop trail that takes you through beautiful thick  woods filled with vistas, wild flowers and tons of wild life.  You will start your adventure at the Pine Knob Trail head where you will be able to a Connecticut Appalachian trail guide. Pine Knob is a blue blaze ...
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  • Stamford, Connecticut

    Hike Cove Island Park Loop Trail

    5.0
    1.1 mi / 3 ft gain
    This trail is accessible year round and features water views of the Long Island Sound with beach access. The trail is a popular spot for walking, biking, fishing, and even bird watching. But if you’re not quite in the mood to get your steps in, you can use the small beach to sit and chat with a f...
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  • Franklin, Connecticut

    Hike Baileys Ravine at Ayer's Gap Preserve

    1.6 mi / 314 ft gain
    It's steep and rocky in the beginning but it levels out after a while! When standing in the parking lot, the trailhead is hidden! Look to the right. The trail ends on Ayer's Road so you have to walk back a little ways on the road.
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