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Bear Mountain is the highest peak in Connecticut (the south slope of Mount Frissell which peaks just over the border in Massachusetts is technically a few feet higher and constitutes Connecticut's highest point).

It provides wonderful views of the surrounding area. The summit features a monument that (incorrectly) proclaims it as the highest point in the state and a rock pile that provides a nice place to sit and drink in the view. This is a place that every Connecticut hiker should visit.

Half-Day Run: This is only accessible by way of a fairly strenuous, half-day run.

Gem Type: Viewpoint

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Daniel McCloskey

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