The Little-Known Ruins In Connecticut You Can Only Reach By Hiking This 2.5-Mile Trail

In a place as old as the Nutmeg State, there are sure to be a lot of ruins around. It’s not uncommon to see abandoned mental asylums, mills, and even entire ghost towns in Connecticut. Many of these places have been absorbed into nearby parks and are popular hiking trails. One abandoned place in Connecticut that’s not quite so well known is on Charles Island off the coast of Milford. This mysterious 14-acre island is only reachable at low tide by a narrow sandbar. It’s got the remnants of a 19th-century resort, but nature is reclaiming the island and little remains. This is a fascinating place for a hike, though its remoteness means few ever explore the area.

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For more information about the short hike around the island, check out Alltrails.

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Address: Charles Island, Milford, CT 06460, USA