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Gems in Central Connecticut - 4

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gem Favorite Castle Craig on a chilly fall day

Castle Craig

(1) Meriden, CT
gem Favorite Wadsworth Falls

Wadsworth Falls

(1) Durham, CT
gem Favorite Heublein Tower

Heublein Tower

(1) Weatogue, CT
gem Favorite The Dinosaur Trackway

Dinosaur Trackway

(1) Cromwell, CT

Recommended Routes in Central Connecticut - 6

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Favorite Castle Craig on a chilly fall day
Intermediate

Castle Craig

2.8 mi 4.5 km 644' Up 196.41 m Up 644' Down 196.37 m Down

Meriden, CT
Favorite Heublein Tower
Intermediate

Heublein Tower from Reservoir 6

6.6 mi 10.6 km 717' Up 218.54 m Up 717' Down 218.64 m Down

West Ha…, CT
Favorite view of Crescent Lake from ledge
Intermediate

Crescent Lake Loop

2.3 mi 3.6 km 238' Up 72.67 m Up 263' Down 80.17 m Down

Plainville, CT
Favorite Rewarding view after a steep climb!
Intermediate

Shenipsit Trail: Case Mountain to Gay City

6.6 mi 10.6 km 1,024' Up 312.07 m Up 860' Down 262.25 m Down

Manchester, CT
Favorite Cliff and outlook toward Ragged Mt.
Intermediate/Difficult

Will Warren's Den and Lookout

2.5 mi 4.1 km 421' Up 128.35 m Up 422' Down 128.65 m Down

Farmington, CT
Favorite Morning light
Difficult

Shenipsit Trail

52.2 mi 84.0 km 5,302' Up 1616.15 m Up 5,210' Down 1587.93 m Down

East Ha…, CT

Central Connecticut Hiking

  • 580 Miles 933 Kilometers of Trail
  • 7 Recommended Routes
  • 4 Gems Gems
  • 115 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 97 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 6 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Central Connecticut - 211

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1.2 mi 1.9 km #1Yellow Trail
Intermediate
Weatogue, CT
Intermediate
Weatogue, CT
1.8 mi 2.9 km #2Penwood Yellow Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Weatogue, CT
Intermediate/Difficult
Weatogue, CT
18.1 mi 29.1 km #3Quinnipiac Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Cheshire Village, CT
Intermediate/Difficult
Cheshire Village, CT
6.8 mi 11.0 km #4Salmon River Trail (Blue Trail)
Intermediate/Difficult
Moodus, CT
Intermediate/Difficult
Moodus, CT
8.0 mi 12.8 km #5Red Trail
Difficult
Durham, CT
Difficult
Durham, CT
0.5 mi 0.7 km #6Laurel Grove Brook Trail
Intermediate
Middletown, CT
Intermediate
Middletown, CT
63.0 mi 101.5 km #7Mattabesett Trail
Difficult
Meriden, CT
Difficult
Meriden, CT
1.2 mi 1.9 km #8Highland Trail (Pink)
Intermediate
Manchester, CT
Intermediate
Manchester, CT
3.0 mi 4.8 km #9Carriage Path (White)
Intermediate
Manchester, CT
Intermediate
Manchester, CT
23.4 mi 37.7 km #10Air Line State Park Trail
Easy
East Hampton, CT
Easy
East Hampton, CT

Photos of Central Connecticut - 58

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View Point
May 15, 2019 near Meriden, CT
Castle Craig on a chilly fall day
Nov 12, 2018 near Meriden, CT
Wadsworth Falls
Dec 28, 2020 near Durham, CT
Rewarding view after a steep climb!
Jan 7, 2016 near Manchester, CT
Sleeping Giant seen from Castle Craig
Nov 8, 2018 near Meriden, CT
Heublein Tower
Jan 1, 2019 near Weatogue, CT
Castle Craig
Nov 8, 2018 near Meriden, CT
Heublein Tower
Dec 29, 2020 near Weatogue, CT