10 Totally Kid-Friendly Hikes In Connecticut That Are 1 Mile And Under

Now that the state is starting to thaw out a bit, the sunny afternoons are a great time to get the little ones outside for some fresh air. Connecticut has hundreds of great hiking trails, but not all of them are suitable for children. Little legs and feet have a harder time when there are jutting roots and big rocks to traverse, so If you have little ones, you’ll want a trail that is relatively flat and well groomed. We’ve uncovered these ten kid-friendly hikes all over the state and there is bound to be one that is just right for your family.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Do you have any more kid-friendly hikes that should be added to this list? Have you taken any of the above hikes before? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

For more easy walking and biking spots in Connecticut, check out these scenic rail trails.