The Little-Known Ruins In Connecticut You Can Only Reach By Hiking This 2.5-Mile Trail
By Lisa Sammons|Published January 04, 2022
Lisa loves animals and has dogs, rats, cats, guinea pigs, and snakes. She is passionate about animal rescue and live music - traveling across the country to see a favorite band is a pretty regular occurrence! Being out hiking in the woods enjoying the scenery with her beloved dogs is another favorite hobby, and also checking out the Pokemon Go scene in whatever city she happens to be in at any given time (coffee and dog leash in hand). You can reach Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.