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Madison, Connecticut

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  • East Haddam, Connecticut

    Explore Chapman Falls in Devil's Hopyard SP

    4.0
    If you map to Chapman Falls in East Haddam, CT, you will be brought to a parking lot opposite from the waterfall in Devil's Hopyard, a beautiful Connecticut state park. Once there, it's only a few minute walk down a very clear trail to the base of the 60 foot falls. There's plenty of room to set ...
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  • Southampton, New York

    Paddle Peconic Bay

    4.0
    While there are many ways to access the Peconic Bay, I have found the best direction to explore is north west after launching and during the sunset. If you head to the public beach on Towd Point Rd. you can launch from there and make your way out toward Robins Island. Like most places the water i...
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  • Glastonbury, Connecticut

    Hike the Cotton Hollow Nature Preserve

    5.0
    3 mi
    There are two parking locations for Cotton Hollow, the location tagged in the directions is the shortest hike to the old gun powder mill. Suggestions when it comes to exploring the preserve are to stay on the trails, know your limits, and enjoy! There are swimming holes along the river, but swim ...
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  • North Stonington, Connecticut

    Hike Narragansett Trail

    4.0
    10.7 mi / 1 ft gain
    Narragansett Trail is a 10.7 mile point-to-point hike that takes you by a lake located near North Stonington, Connecticut.
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  • Westerly, Rhode Island

    Napatree Point Conservation Area Trail

    4.0
    3.19 mi / 82 ft gain
    Napatree Point Conservation Area Trail is a loop trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Westerly, Rhode Island.
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  • Montauk, New York

    Climb the Bluffs of Shadmoor State Park

    1.2 mi / 100 ft gain
    I've never actually been into the Shadmoor State Park, but you can climb up and onto the bluffs from the beach easily; well kind of easily.Most of the parking lots along the beach require Hamptons residency tags, so you can't park right next to beach entrances... bummer. We typically park along ...
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  • Montauk, New York

    Stroll along the Montauk Point Lighthouse Cliff Walk

    4.5
    1 mi
    The Montauk Point Lighthouse is one of the main attractions of "The End" of Long Island, but I've only ever walked around it on the cliff walk.When you get to the lighthouse, you can park in the parking lot (depending on when you go there may be a $8 fee). Right along the edge overlooking the wa...
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  • Kings Park, New York

    Kayaking the Nissequogue River

    5.0
    Starting on the banks of Nissequogue River State Park, this 6 mile journey makes you feel like you’re cruising down river in the south, when you’re really on Long Island. I really suggest going as high tide is rolling in as there can be some shallow sections along this trip. Head out into the ope...
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  • Voluntown, Connecticut

    Hike Pachaug State Forest Trails

    5.0
    3.6 mi / 200 ft gain
    Lawden Brook Trail Loop is a 3.6 mile loop hike that takes you by a lake located near Voluntown, Connecticut.
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  • Patchogue, New York

    Fire Island's Watch Hill

    4.0
    2 mi
    If departing from NYC, catch the early LIRR train from Penn Station (or Atlantic Terminal) towards Patchogue. You may have to transfer at both Jamaica & Babylon, but it's an easy hop across the platform. Trip will take approximately an hour and a half and cost around $15, Off Peak, each way. ...
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  • Plainfield, Connecticut

    Hike Sugar Brook Loop Trail

    4.0
    3.3 mi / 200 ft gain
    Sugar Brook Loop Trail is a 3.3 mile loop hike that takes you by a river located near Plainfield, Connecticut.
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  • Ridgefield, Connecticut

    Hike the Hemlock Hills & Pine Mountain Loop

    7.5 mi / 1174 ft gain
    There are several trailheads for Hemlock Hills But the least crowded is at the intersection of Ned's Mountain road and Bogus Road.  I took my 3 year old black lab. There are ton's of little ponds for your dog to jump in and do dog things.  For the most part the hike is flat but at some parts it c...
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  • New Fairfield, Connecticut

    Hike Squantz Pond Trail

    2.2 mi / 321 ft gain
    The hike is rated as moderate and is accessible all year round. While it’s accessible during all seasons, the sights of the leaves changing colors in the autumn makes it an exceptionally beautiful time to do this hike. You’ll definitely want to snap some photos along the way of the foliage reflec...
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  • Granby, Connecticut

    Hiking Enders Falls

    4.0
    Enders State Forest sprawls over approximately 2000 acres, and is found within the towns of Granby and Barkhamsted in Connecticut.  Enders has a good sized parking lot directly on Route 219.  From the junction of Route 219 and Route 20, visitors will proceed west on Route 219 for 1.2 miles and tu...
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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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