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Ragged Mountain Preserve Trail

Berlin, CT

Ragged Mountain Preserve Trail is a 6.1 mile loop trail located near Berlin, Connecticut that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienced outdoorsmen. The trail is primarily used for hiking & mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs must be kept on leash to use this trail.

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Barn Island Wildlife Management Area Trail
by Kristian Theodore

1 Completed 1 Reviews

Just really beautiful.... Great Blue Herron..Horned Owl nesting in an Osprey nest... Really pleasant trail.. Eventually leads to a historic graveyard (if you look hard enough)

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Enders State Forest
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4 Completed 4 Reviews

5 Stars for the views. Not many trails to run. Nice for a cold dip in the summer

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Westwoods
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

The Westwoods Preserve offers you a trip through history: diverse choice of trails, stunning views and a sense that you've walked back in time.

See the CT DEP site for a great trail map to make sure you miss nothing. My tribe and I have been there 100s of times; every hike unique -- we've rarely run into other hikers or bikers. At one end you'll find the historic caves -- at the other you'll find Lost Lake.

The following is paraphrased the Westwoods entry in Wikipedia; see also the CT DEP website for a trail map.

Westwoods encompasses 39 miles (63 km) of trails alongside caves, lakes, streams, rivers, and rock formations. The preserve, owned by the Guilford Land Conservation Trust, converges into other preserves from LI to Northern CT.

The well-marked and well-tended trails are perfect for walking, running, biking and horseback. Kayaking through Lost Lake looks like fun as well.

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Indian Council Caves Trail
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8 Completed 3 Reviews

O.K. I want to do this trail, but it says it's only accessible April - Oct, so can I hike it in January ?

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Connecticut Coast Scenic Drive
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480 Completed 211 Reviews

Scenic route along the Connecticut coast with lots of beach access, and good seafood in the small towns along the way.

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Devil's Den Preserve Trail
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

We did a loop from starting from the parking area - Pent, Bedford, Godfrey Trails to a short trail at the base of Godfrey Pond to Laurel Trail and then back to the parking area - about a 4m + hike. A great afternoon hike. Trails maintained, variable grade change + flat sections on these trails but others provide other opportunities. would definitely do again.

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Huntington State Park
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

We did a loop from the main parking area south around the lakes and then headed for the north to create about a 5m loop. A gentle walk with some grade change but nothing really challenging. A great afternoon walk. Lots of options to shorten the walk if needed. Would definitely do again.

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Steep Rock Preserve - Green Circle Trail
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5 Completed 5 Reviews

Did the Green Circle Trail and the Pinney Loop, but completely missed the tunnel. I guess we'll just have to go back!

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Barn Island Wildlife Management Area Trail
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16 Completed 2 Reviews

One of my favorite places to go hiking, birding, or sightseeing. The marshes are extraordinary to look at and the trail is relatively flat. I enjoy using my GoPro camera in the water along the trail and for shots of the landscape. I recommend this trail for anyone; from beginners to experts.

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