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    Top Spots in and near Middlesex County

    • Hamden, Connecticut

      Hike the Tower Trail to the Blue Trail at Sleeping Giant SP

      5.0
      3 mi / 518 ft gain
      Sleeping Giant State Park is a place very close to my heart. I spent 4 years right across the street at Quinnipiac University and have hiked “The Giant” more times then I can count and at all different hours. There are a few different trails you can explore but my favorite one is up to the cliffs...
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    • Hamden, Connecticut

      Hike the Mill River Trail to the Blue Trail at Sleeping Giant SP

      5.0
      3 mi / 518 ft gain
      Since I was a child, I’ve always enjoyed hiking the Giant. As Connecticut parks go, this terrain is some of the most challenging (and unfortunately, the most dangerous) in the state. The actual ridge is approximately 2.75 miles long by 1.75 miles wide, and offers approximately 24 miles of hiking ...
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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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    • Southington, Connecticut

      Hike the Crescent Lake & Metacomet Trail Loop

      4.0
      2.4 mi / 269 ft gain
      The hike to view Crescent Lake is peaceful. You can either walk through the woods where you will be blessed with natures finest birds and wildlife or you can take the trail along the lake edge. Both are similar distances and lead to the same hill at the end! Once you get to the top take a left on...
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    • Groton, Connecticut

      Visit Avery Point Lighthouse

      3.0
      Owned by the University of Connecticut this lighthouse is a short walk from the parking area.  Though the grounds are open the tower is not.  Avery Point offers panoramic ocean views. From this location you can also see New London Harbor Lighthouse & New London Ledge Light. You can also see t...
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    • Cheshire, Connecticut

      Hike to Roaring Brook Falls

      1.2 mi / 377 ft gain
      Arriving to the falls, parking is residential but don't worry everyone is friendly. Starting off the hike you will walk past a cool pond where you may be able to see some wildlife. Continuing on, you will follow the marked trail where it will take you further into the woods while gaining elevatio...
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    • Groton, Connecticut

      Hike the Bluff Point Loop

      5.0
      3.6 mi / 164 ft gain
      Are you looking for a casual stroll in the woods? Want relax by the water with a beer in your hands? Or looking to do some SUP or kayaking? This Coastal Reserve and state park in Groton, Connecticut is worth the visit! A popular destination for the locals, families, and travelers. The trails are ...
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    • Groton, Connecticut

      Hike Bluff Point State Park Eastern Loop

      4.5
      4.3 mi / 344 ft gain
      Bluff Point State Park Eastern Loop is a 4.3 mile loop hike where you may see beautiful wild flowers located near Groton, Connecticut.
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    • Groton, Connecticut

      Hike Sheep Farm

      3.0
      1 mi / 91 ft gain
      Sheep Farm is a 1 mile loop hike that takes you by a waterfall located near Groton, Connecticut.
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    • Mansfield, Connecticut

      Hike Nipmuck Trail

      5.0
      8.3 mi / 748 ft gain
      Nipmuck Trail is a 8.3 mile out and back hike that takes you past wildlife located near Mansfield Center, Connecticut.
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    • Groton, Connecticut

      Hike Haley Farm Loop

      5.0
      2.7 mi / 193 ft gain
      Haley Farm Loop is a 2.7 mile loop hike that takes you past wildlife located near Groton, Connecticut.
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    • Hamden, Connecticut

      Mountain Bike West Rock Ridge State Park

      West Rock Ridge State Park is a 700 ft high scenic ridge that is located on the west side of New Haven. There are tons of good mountain biking trails located all around the ridge that can satisfy all types of skill levels. The easiest place to park is the Lake Wintergreen parking lot, which sits ...
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    • Ledyard, Connecticut

      Lantern Hill Loop

      4.0
      2.58 mi / 387 ft gain
      Lantern Hill in North Stonington, CT. has been one of my new favorite short hikes since I've been home for a long period of time. Interestingly enough, the trail I've noted is right next to the Foxwoods Casino. In fact, one of them is actually in the back parking lot of a resort. So plenty of pa...
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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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    • Stonington, Connecticut

      Hike River Road

      4.0
      3.9 mi / 55 ft gain
      River Road is a 3.9 mile point-to-point hike that takes you by a river located near Mystic, Connecticut.
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    • Chaplin, Connecticut

      Hike to Diana's Pool

      4.0
      1.3 mi / 45 ft gain
      The drive to Diana's Pool is worth it in an of itself, taking you through the backroads of Eastern Connecticut. To begin the hike just simply enter the woodland path and follow the trail. In order to go under the bridge just simply take the first left in the path and there will be a stream that f...
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