50 Hikes in Connecticut

50 Hikes in Connecticut

by Mary Anne Hardy

Paperback(6th Edition)

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Overview

Hikes and walks throughout the Nutmeg State

Leave the dense cities and tourist destinations of New England behind to explore the woods and hills of this beautiful state. Connecticut boasts a diversity of parks, sanctuaries, hills, woodlands, and wetlands, with hidden gems to satisfy hikers and explorers of all ilks. This sixth edition has been fully revised and updated to be the most comprehensive and thorough guide to Connecticut’s trails.

The hikes range in length from 1 to 13 miles, and an overview chart makes it easy to choose a hike at a glance. Each chapter includes a detailed, easy- to- read map, information on mileage and rise, a clear trail description, and a wealth of information on natural and human history you’ll encounter along the way.

Hikes include:

• Sleeping Giant State Park

• Bear Mountain

• Wadsworth Falls

• Windsor Locks Canal

• Green Fall Pond

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781682682555
Publisher: Countryman Press, The
Publication date: 03/05/2019
Series: Explorer's 50 Hikes Series
Edition description: 6th Edition
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 490,520
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Mary Anne Hardy is an avid hiker and educator. The daughter of the original authors, Hardy continues the family tradition of keeping 50 Hikes in Connecticut the definitive guide to the state’s trails. She lives in New
Haven, Connecticut.

Table of Contents

Hikes at a Glance 10

Acknowledgments 14

Introduction 15

1 Great Pond 27

2 Mount Tom Tower 32

3 South Ford Falls State Park 36

4 Lookout Mountain 41

5 Peter's Rock 47

6 Audubon Center in Greenwich 53

7 Osbornedale State Park 59

8 Rocky Neck State Park 66

9 Sunny Valley 72

10 Wadsworth Falls 78

11 Larsen Sanctuary 84

12 Bluff Point 91

13 Day Pond State Park 97

14 Hurd State Park 103

15 Northern Metacomet 110

16 Wolf Den 115

17 Gay City State Park 121

18 Hartman Park 127

19 Mclean Game Refuge 134

20 Mount Higby 139

21 Penwood State Park 144

22 Soapstone Mountain 149

23 Mount Misery 155

24 Chatfield Hollow State Park 162

25 Collis P. Huntington State Park 168

26 Northern Nipmuck 174

27 Green Fall Pond 178

28 Great Hill 184

29 Northwest Park 190

30 Devil's Den Preserve 196

31 Bullet and High Ledges 202

32 Chauncey Peak and Mount Lamentation 208

33 Mohawk Mountain 213

34 Ragged Mountain 219

35 Sleeping Giant State Park 224

36 West Peak and Castle Craig 230

37 Bear Mountain 236

38 Westwoods 243

39 Natchaug State Forest 249

40 Macedonia Brook State Park 255

41 Peoples State Forest 261

42 White Memorial Foundation 267

43 Devil's Hopyard State Park 274

44 Mansfield Hollow State Park 280

45 Seven Falls State Park 286

46 Bigelow Hollow State Park 291

47 Talcott Mountain and Heublein Tower 297

48 Windsor Locks Canal 302

49 Cockaponset State Forest 307

50 Tunxis Ramble 314

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