Experience A Beautiful Hike And Learn About A Local Connecticut Legend When You Visit Black Rock State Park’s Leatherman Cave

Connecticut has always been a state filled with an interesting array of stories and events, and also a place where you’re sure to run into interesting people. One person who was known throughout New England in the 19th century was the Leatherman. Today, the hike to the Leatherman Cave will remind you of the legend, and lead to beautiful views along the way.

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The way to the Leatherman Cave isn’t always clearly marked. In order not to miss it, look for the Jericho Trail sign once you reach the outlook. Once you are facing the sign, turn left to find the cave. Here’s a map from AllTrails for more information.

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