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Middlesex County, Connecticut

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Top Running Spots in and near Middlesex County

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Westerly, Rhode Island

    Grills Preserve

    4.0
    4.27 mi / 351 ft gain
    Grills Preserve is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Bradford, 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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