8 Low-Key Hikes In Connecticut With Amazing Payoffs

Undoubtedly, Connecticut is chock full of amazing hikes. But some of them can be long and difficult, especially if you aren’t an avid hiker. Who says you have to conquer mountains to enjoy big rewards? If you aren’t in the mood to tackle an 8-mile trek up the side of a mountain, here are some simple hikes that still have incredible payoffs.

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Which of these simple hikes are you ready to try? Do you have another low-key trail that you think should be added to this list? Share your ideas in the comments section.

For more great things to do out in nature, check out this natural swimming hole and this underrated waterfall hike.