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Gems in Central Connecticut - 2

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gem Favorite Heublein Tower

Heublein Tower

(1) Weatogue, CT
gem Favorite Wadsworth Falls

Wadsworth Falls

(1) Durham, CT

Recommended Routes in Central Connecticut - 6

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Favorite Castle Craig on a chilly fall day
Intermediate/Difficult

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

52.1 mi 83.8 km 5,554' Up 1692.97 m Up 5,462' Down 1664.82 m Down

East Ha…, CT

Central Connecticut Hiking

  • 514 Miles 827 Kilometers of Trail
  • 7 Recommended Routes
  • 2 Gems Gems
  • 87 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 80 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 8 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Central Connecticut - 168

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0.5 mi 0.7 km #1Laurel Grove Brook Trail
Intermediate
Middletown, CT
Intermediate
Middletown, CT
1.2 mi 1.9 km #2Yellow Trail
Intermediate
Weatogue, CT
Intermediate
Weatogue, CT
18.1 mi 29.1 km #3Quinnipiac Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Cheshire Village, CT
Intermediate/Difficult
Cheshire Village, CT
1.8 mi 2.9 km #4Penwood Yellow Trail
Difficult
Weatogue, CT
Difficult
Weatogue, CT
8.0 mi 12.8 km #5Red Trail
Difficult
Durham, CT
Difficult
Durham, CT
63.0 mi 101.5 km #6Mattabesett Trail
Difficult
Meriden, CT
Difficult
Meriden, CT
1.2 mi 1.9 km #7Highland Trail (Pink)
Easy/Intermediate
Manchester, CT
Easy/Intermediate
Manchester, CT
22.8 mi 36.7 km #8Farmington Canal Heritage Trail: Northern Connecticut Section
Easy
North Granby, CT
Easy
North Granby, CT
3.0 mi 4.8 km #9Carriage Path (White)
Intermediate
Manchester, CT
Intermediate
Manchester, CT
9.1 mi 14.7 km #10Shenipsit Trail: South
Difficult
East Hampton, CT
Difficult
East Hampton, CT

Photos of Central Connecticut - 47

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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