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Gems in Central Connecticut - 3

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gem Favorite Wadsworth Falls

Wadsworth Falls

(1) Durham, CT
gem Favorite Heublein Tower

Heublein Tower

(1) Weatogue, CT
gem Favorite The Dinosaur Trackway

Dinosaur Trackway

(1) Cromwell, CT

Recommended Routes in Central Connecticut - 7

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Favorite Castle Craig on a chilly fall day
Intermediate

Castle Craig

2.8 mi 4.5 km 644' Up 196.41 m Up 644' Down 196.37 m Down

Meriden, CT
Favorite The course is marked with the Shenipsit sprinkler flags
Difficult

Soapstone Mountain Trail Race

13.8 mi 22.2 km 1,815' Up 553.27 m Up 1,836' Down 559.49 m Down

Staffor…, 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 Running

  • 515 Miles 828 Kilometers of Trail
  • 7 Recommended Routes
  • 3 Gems Gems
  • 89 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 81 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 7 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Central Connecticut - 170

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0.5 mi 0.7 km #1Laurel Grove Brook Trail
Intermediate
Middletown, CT
Intermediate
Middletown, CT
1.8 mi 2.9 km #2Penwood Yellow Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Weatogue, CT
Intermediate/Difficult
Weatogue, CT
1.2 mi 1.9 km #3Yellow Trail
Intermediate
Weatogue, CT
Intermediate
Weatogue, CT
18.1 mi 29.1 km #4Quinnipiac Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Cheshire Village, CT
Intermediate/Difficult
Cheshire Village, 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
20.9 mi 33.6 km #10Shenipsit Trail: Central
Intermediate/Difficult
Terramuggus, CT
Intermediate/Difficult
Terramuggus, CT

Photos of Central Connecticut - 49

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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
Tower from afar - on the Hubbard Park White Trail
Apr 14, 2015 near Meriden, CT