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Rand's View is a unique point of interest on the AT. The unique part is that it is a scenic overlook that benefits primarily from its low lying position. Though it is low, it offers unparalleled views of the remaining sections of the AT in Connecticut, specifically Lion's Head and Bear Mountain.

Additionally, the hike to and from this spot is a very nice, if somewhat strenuous hike. This is a destination perfect for a more experienced Connecticut hiker.

Half-Day Hike: This gem is only accessible by way of the AT. The closest road access is a little over two and a half miles away.

Gem Type: Viewpoint

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Daniel McCloskey

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