These 14 Excellent Hikes Are All Within 30 Minutes Of Downtown New Haven

Step outside of New Haven, leave the city and the traffic behind. Hop in the car for 30 minutes (or less) and you will find yourself at any one of these excellent hiking trails, enjoying nature, and relaxing from everyday stress. Take a stroll with your friends or family. Explore remnants of the past at local land trusts, follow some of Connecticut’s 800 miles of Blue Blazed Trail, or even tackle a Giant. Everyone can benefit from being outside and getting a good dose of Vitamin N(ature)!

There is no excuse NOT to explore these 14 incredible trails when they are right in your own backyard!

During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.

Once you have explored these trails, fill up the car with a little more gas and keep exploring the other wonderful State Parks, Land Trusts, and even the nationally-recognized Appalachian or New England Trails!