Connecticut June 09, 2016
These 10 Epic Mountains In Connecticut Will Drop Your Jaw
Mountains are another natural beauty folks love to look at, and some even enjoy exercising on them! Whether you’re a long time hiker, a death defying mountain climber, a zip-liner with a serious wild side or just a lover of sights seeking a nice view, these mountains in Connecticut have something to offer. So check them out!
1. Bear Mountain (Salisbury)
Bear Mountain, a member of the Taconic Mountains, stands at 2,316 feet and is the highest mountain summit in the state.
2. Haystack Mountain (Norfolk)
This 1,716-foot mountain is home to Haystack Mountain Tower. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the tower gives you an impeccable view over the town below.
3. Ragged Mountain (Southington)
The traprock mountain ridge stands at 762 feet and attracts many a rock climber each year. Especially when the autumn colors are out!
4. Pinnacle Rock (Plainville)
This 600-foot peak was designed for catching views! Photographers and beginner hikers alike will enjoy this one.
5. Lamentation Mountain (Meriden)
This mountain is known for its beauty, captured here from Giuffrida Park. It is 720 feet high and lush with life!
6. Sleeping Giant (Hamden)
With a high point of 739 feet, this mountain's resemblance to a sleeping man is explained by the Native American story of a rowdy demon put to sleep.
7. Chauncey Peak (Meriden)
Chauncey Peak stands at 688 feet and is a member of the Metacomet Ridge. The ridge extends from New Haven to the Vermont border.
8. Short Mountain (Berlin)
With an elevation of 530 feet, this mountain is certainly shorter than the others. But no less beautiful!
9. Hanging Hills (Meriden)
Pictured here is East Peak of the Hanging Hills Range and stands at 1,024 feet. It overlooks the Quinnipiac River Valley.
10. Mount Frissell (Salisbury)
This area is a jackpot for mountains! Mount Frissell is in the center, standing at 2,454 feet. To the right is Brace Mountain, which is the tri-point of Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York.
Pretty cool, huh? What’s your favorite mountain in Connecticut?