Hike The Abandoned Miniature Railroad Trail At Gillette Castle State Park In Connecticut

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.

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