Hiking Connecticut – The Appalachian Trail
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Does the Appalachian Trail pass through Connecticut?
The Appalachian Trail passes through the heart of Connecticut, and is a great way to get a taste of the state while hiking Connecticut. In fact, the trail reaches 53 miles from the border with New York to the Massachusetts border. Hiking Connecticut on the Appalachian Trail takes the hiker through meadows, fields, woodlands and even the edges of small towns.
There are shelters for hikers all along the trail, and some areas where food and supplies are available at the end of a section of hiking. The Appalachian Trail stretches from Maine to Georgia, with scenic spots in every state it passes through. Hiking Connecticut on the Appalachian Trail is an excellent way to get a cross-section of hiking in the state, while seeing some of the best scenery the state has to offer.
5/5/2007 11:24:25 AM
i would suggest getting a map of the state of CT. the AT doesn't run through the 'heart' it runs along the northwest corner of the state. for great hiking thru the heart of the state, either the Metacomet or the Mattabesset trails are the way to go - and easily linkable to create a long-distance trail through one of the most densely populated states in the country