Connecticut July 01, 2016
These 11 Trails In Connecticut Will Lead You To Unforgettable Places
These trails in Connecticut may vary in length and difficulty, but they all offer amazing views of the state’s untouched natural beauty. Earlier we featured the incredible hike up
Talcott Mountain, but now you can see even more of Connecticut’s beauty. With the summer weather in full affect, this is the perfect time to get out there and explore!
1. Larkin State Park Trail (Middlebury)
This 10.3-mile wilderness trail cuts through various types of nature and a number of Connecticut towns. You'll feel like you've entered Narnia!
2. Hop River State Park Trail (Willimantic)
As the state's top rail trail, this tree canopy covered walk also includes a walk through Bolton Notch Tunnel.
3. Quinnipiac River Gorge Trail (Middletown)
This blazed trail is full of history as a former railroad line. This trail can be as long or as short as you want since it connects to two state parks.
4. Hancock Brook Trail (Waterbury)
This 2.8-mile trail is a real hidden gem! You'll pass a roaring brook, the ruins of a bridge, and a quarry on this easy walk!
5. Macedonia Brook State Park (Kent)
The view from Cobble Mountain's summit is unbelievable! But any path through this park will include wide walkways and sweeping views.
6. Aspetuck Land Trust (Easton)
This is premiere wilderness hiking at its finest! Located within the Trout Brook Valley Preserve, the sights here are pretty exotic.
7. Housatonic Range Trail (New Milford)
You will love how this 6.2-mile walk through the woods and over a brook makes you feel like a real explorer!
8. Westwoods Land Trust (Guilford)
The Yellow Circle Trail is best when walked at sunrise or sunset. The light coming through the trees is like something out of a fairy tale. Plus you can bring your dog!
9. Menunkatuck Trail (Guilford)
This section of the New England National Scenic Trail extends south to Chittenden Park. You'll pass through historic areas, museums, and catch a view overlooking the Guilford Harbor.
10. Pomperaug Trail (Newtown)
The natural beauty and color on this trail is absolutely magical. Just a short way from Lake Zoar, the views of Housatonic Valley are also impressive.
11. Branford Trolley Trail (Branford)
This quick walk is only half a mile long, but you'll get great views of the marshland as you cross a footbridge along what used to be a trolley line.
Looking for more walks and hikes? Try these
hikes under 5 miles for an easy, scenic adventure!