Best Trails in Connecticut

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1

Connecticut, Hartford County

00 :50 hrs
2 mi
55.514317 ft
Easy

Great day hike especially for beginners total of 2.5 Miles one nice loop.

2

Connecticut, Middlesex County

01 :49 hrs
7.1 mi
89.24954 ft
Hard

Millers Pond State Park is a heavily wooded and beautiful park. Mountain biking here is excellent, but difficult; the trail is also used for hiking so be aware. Be apprised that the area is hunted, so it will be important to know when the hunting dates are. Millers Pond is another feature of this adventure and is excellent for trout and smallmouth bass fishing, for any interested.

3

Connecticut, Windham County

03 :50 hrs
8.4 mi
58.043884 ft
Easy

George Washington Management Area offers around 4000 acres of beautiful wilderness. This skiing adventure loops through the heart of the park and features the forest of the area, Wilbur Pond, wildlife and an unnamed small pond. Wildlife that may be seen include cottontail rabbits, snowshoe hare, grey squirrel, white-tailed deer, fox, raccoon, muskrat, grouse, wild turkey, ring-necked pheasant, woodcock and waterfowl. Be apprised that dogs must be kept on a leash while on the trail.

4

Connecticut, Fairfield County

02 :56 hrs
5.2 mi
166.23541 ft
Moderate

The Zoar Trail, running through the Lower Paugussett State Forest, is blue-blazed, runs along the shores of Lake Zoar, through heavily wooded, rolling terrain. Some of the features of the ski include Prydden Falls, Lake Zoar (good ice fishing), great forest views and wildlife. The forest is full of maple, hemlock, beech and birch trees. Be apprised that dogs must be kept on a leash and that during hunting season you will need to wear bright colors.

5

Connecticut, Milford city (balance)

02 :04 hrs
20.8 mi
20.68315 ft
Hard

This road biking adventure takes you through urban and suburban areas. The highlights of this adventure include a couple of roads that run right next to the beach, a ride close to the Igor I. Sikorsky Memorial Airport, a bridge across the Housatonic River, salt marsh areas and Frash Pond. Be apprised that you may encounter areas of high traffic while on this trip.

6

Connecticut, Fairfield County

02 :08 hrs
5.2 mi
166.23541 ft
Hard

The Zoar Trail, running through the Lower Paugussett State Forest, is blue-blazed, runs along the shores of Lake Zoar, through heavily wooded, rolling terrain. Some of the features of the hike include Prydden Falls, Lake Zoar (good fishing), great forest views and wildlife. The forest is full of maple, hemlock, beech and birch trees. Be apprised that dogs must be kept on a leash and that during hunting season you will need to wear bright colors.

7

Connecticut, Windham County

02 :58 hrs
8.4 mi
56.510284 ft
Hard

George Washington Management Area offers around 4000 acres of beautiful wilderness. This hiking adventure loops through the heart of the park and features the forest of the area, Wilbur Pond, wildlife and an unnamed small pond. Wildlife that may be seen include cottontail rabbits, snowshoe hare, grey squirrel, white-tailed deer, fox, raccoon, muskrat, grouse, wild turkey, ring-necked pheasant, woodcock and waterfowl. Be apprised that dogs must be kept on a leash while on the trail. Also, there is camping available at the George Washington Memorial Camping Area.

8

Connecticut, Litchfield County

01 :32 hrs
3.5 mi
210.02762 ft
Hard

The Appalachian National Scenic Trail runs 2,179 miles through beautiful wilderness area in fourteen different states. In Connecticut there are just over 50 miles of the Appalachian. This section of the trail features Bull's Bridge and great valley views atop the trail's hills. The trail runs through a heavily forested area the include a variety of flora including maple, birch, witch hazel and oak trees. Be apprised that dogs must be on a leash while hiking the Appalachian Trail.

9

Connecticut, Hartford County

03 :41 hrs
18.9 mi
39.671963 ft
Hard

This road biking adventure runs through a variety of landscapes, including suburbs, dense forest and rural areas. This route utilizes a small paved path that runs next to the road. Some of the features of this ride include Congamond Lakes, the Manitook Mountain area, Lake Basile and forest views. Be apprised that there is a possibility that you may encounter moderate traffic near Middle Pond.

10

Connecticut, Fairfield County

01 :50 hrs
5 mi
42.90242 ft
Hard

The land for Huntington State Park was given to the state by the Luttgen family in the late 1800's after which it was developed into a state park. The trail takes you through dense forest, filled with a variety of tree species, including maple, oak and birch. Some highlights of this adventure include Lily Pond and Huntington Pond; both are places where you can catch fish. Be apprised that dogs must be kept on a leash while hiking in Huntington State Park.

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