The Rest

This page is for the highlights, hidden gems, and the square pegs in the round holes, and all those that don’t fit into neat categories.

There is also a complete page for every activity if you’re looking to get into a new way to explore the state.  Peruse the groupings below for lesser known pages on the site that might just catch your interest.

Organizations

Highlights

Long Trails (non-blue blaze or linear state park)

Activities

Tri State Marker CT MA NY

★★★☆☆

42.049604, -73.487322

Tri-State Marker West at the Border of New York, Massachusetts, and Connecticut 4282 acres in Salisbury, CT Parking: Three small pull-offs at the CT/MA border Mt Washington Rd,… Read more…

West Thompson Lake

★★★☆☆

41.952254, -71.904027

West Thompson Lake and Dam U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 1,763.5 acres in Thompson, CT Parking: West side (hiking) of the dam small lot Parking Link East… Read more…

Taft Tunnel

★★☆☆☆

41.554334, -72.036052

Taft Tunnel Lisbon Historical Landmark 10 acres in Lisbon, CT Parking: Small pull-off near 679 River Road, Lisbon, CT Trail Map        Trails: Less than…

Kings Island

★★★☆☆

41.954496, -72.612596

Kings Island Eversource Land Trust 120 acres in Enfield and Suffield, CT Parking: Access by water only, nearest boat launch is Kings Island Boat Launch Boat launch… Read more…

Wickham Park

★★★☆☆

41.783521, -72.578770

Wickham Park Non-Profit Park 280 acres in Manchester and East Hartford, CT Parking: Multiple lots near 1329 Middle Turnpike W, Manchester, CT (Fee of $5-7) Trail Map …

West Hartford Reservoir #6

Unexplored

41.792957, -72.784447

West Hartford Reservoir #6 Metropolitan District Water Supply Watershed in West Hartford and Bloomfied, CT Parking: Medium sized lots near 3070 Albany Ave, West Hartford, CT Trail…

Bent of the River

★★☆☆☆

185 E Flat Hill Rd, Southbury, CT 06488

Bent of the River Sanctuary Audubon Center 700 acres in Southbury, CT Parking: Medium sized lot near 185 E Flat Hill Rd, Southbury, CT Trail Map    …

Connecticut’s Highest Point

★★★☆☆

CT Highpoint, Salisbury, CT 06068, USA

Connecticut’s Highest Point State Highpoint 4284 acres in Salisbury, CT Parking: Shoulder parking near East St, Salisbury, CT Trail Map          Trails: 1.5 miles   …

Walker Mountain

★★☆☆☆

41.975883, -72.140336

Yale Forest: Walker Mountain Connecticut Blue Blaze Trail in Ashford and Union, CT Parking: North end: Shoulder parking just east of the main entrance to Bigelow Hollow… Read more…

Shenipsit Lake

★★☆☆☆

41.881941, -72.422886

Shenipsit Trail – Shenipsit Lake Connecticut Blue Blaze Trail in Tolland, CT Parking: Shoulder parking near 15 Tolland Stage Rd, Tolland, CT Trail Map        …