Gillette Castle State Park is one of the jewels of the Connecticut park system. Its perch above the Connecticut River offers breathtaking scenery while a real stone castle beckons visitors to explore. While it’s easy to get wrapped up in the history, architecture, and stunning views, the park also has a lesser-known attraction to offer its visitors. An abandoned miniature railroad trail winds through the woods and is the perfect spot to take a hike.

For more opportunities to do some easy hiking in Connecticut, check out these scenic rail trails.

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