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    Connecticut spans just 110 miles from east to west, but not to worry. There's no shortage of amazing adventures here.

    Top Spots in and near Connecticut

    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Litchfield, Connecticut

      Photograph Daffodils at Laurel Ridge

      Laurel Ridge is a private owned Farm , the owners are generous enough to let people visit these flowers so please be respectful of there rules.  You may see the Daffodils from Sunrise-Sunset and usually fully bloomed Early April-May. Laurel Ridge is the perfect way to start Spring, the smell and ...
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    • Middlesex County, Connecticut

      Hike to Glen Falls

      5.0
      0.75 mi
      Accessing Glen Falls may be a little tricky at first. Parking will be very minimal, you will park on Grist Mill Ln. Hop onto the road and you will see the trail map on the left side. The adventure begins when you cross the street and go through the gate with the yellow blaze symbol. Keep followin...
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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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    • Salisbury, Connecticut

      Explore Riga Falls

      The best part of the adventure is finding this hidden gem also known as Riga Falls. Riga Falls is actually one of Connecticut's lesser known waterfalls, but arguably the most scenic. A helpful hint is that the waterfall lies beside dirt road, keep your ears open! I've already said too much, happy...
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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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    • Canaan, Connecticut

      Explore Great Falls

      3.0
      0.5 mi
      Stumbled upon Great Falls in the Falls Village section of Canaan, CT. The stunning 50ft waterfall doesn't disappoint. very easy hike from parking lot, you must cross the river in order to get close for bottom view. Hop on top of turtle rock and relax as the waterfall tumbles in the distance.
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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Meriden, Connecticut

      Higby Mountain Trail

      2.11 mi / 486 ft gain
      The popular route for this hike is to park your car at the base of the trail which is located right before merging onto 91-S in Middlefield, CT. The parking lot does seem to get crowded mid-day, especially if the weather is nice!  The beginning of the hike is mostly flatter land and an incline w...
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    • Washington, Connecticut

      Hike the Mount Tom Tower Trail

      1.3 mi / 337 ft gain
      Starting from the parking lot of Mt. Tom State Park, hop onto the Tower Trail (yellow trail) which leads more into the woods. During winter time, the trail may be slippery, please use your best judgement and always know your limits. Gaining about 300 feet in total elevation in approximately 1 mil...
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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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    • 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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