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A Delightful Ramble

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“From the Sound to the Summits” is the tag line for the New England Trail, a 215-mile trek that begins in Guilford at the Long Island Sound and stitches together four major trails to form a continuous foot route all …

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Hanging Up

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Even if you’ve hiked Meriden’s Hanging Hills before, when you clamber over the last rocky shelf and arrive on West Peak, chances are you’ll be awed all over again. …

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Foot Falls

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If you want to see Connecticut’s highest waterfall, you can drive an hour and a half to Kent Falls State Park. Hopefully, the parking lot won’t be full, and you can picnic at the base of the falls. On weekends, …

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North Rock

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Peter’s Rock in North Haven, a peak in the same traprock formation as East Rock and West Rock, is certainly less popular than its more famous siblings. When solitude is your goal, that’s a good thing. …

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Upriver

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Back in the 1920s, before there was an Interstate 91 or a Wilbur Cross Parkway, a small neighborhood of cottages sat along the Quinnipiac River off North Haven’s Banton Street. …

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Crossing Paths

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Why does one old road become a highway over time and another end up a path through the woods? Why does a city grow up around one historic homestead while another becomes a moss-covered wall that almost no one ever …

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’Front Line

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Connecticut has its fair share of rail trails—converted train beds for hiking and biking. Trolley trails are less common, but that’s just what you get with Branford’s Trolley Trail, a…

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Foot Falls

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If you want to see Connecticut’s highest waterfall, you can drive an hour and a half to Kent Falls State Park. Hopefully, the parking lot won’t be full, and you can picnic at the base of the falls. On weekends, …

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Mountain Time

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Calling York Mountain a mountain is a bit of a stretch, but it’s still a great place for a quick climb through the woods. …

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Tracking Quarry

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“Welcome home Giant lovers!” the Sleeping Giant Park Association’s Facebook page proclaimed on June 14. …

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