CT Hike Spotlight: Bear Mountain

Bear Mountain is the tallest “mountain” entirely within the state of Connecticut, located in Mt. Riga State Park. However, the tallest point in Connecticut is actually on the shoulder of Mt. Frissell. It is a fairly popular hike in Connecticut,…

A Brief History Of The Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian National Scenic Trail is the nation’s longest “marked footpath,” stretching approximately 2,178 miles (the exact figure fluctuates) from the summit of Springer Mountain in Georgia to the top of Mount Katahdin in Maine. The trail blazes through 14…

CT Hike Spotlight: Kent Falls

Kent Falls State Park is the gateway to hiking in Connecticut’s scenic Northwest corner where private and public efforts have preserved much of the hilly terrain for recreational hiking, including a section of the Appalachian Trail. The state park, located…

Planning for an Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike

Thinking about thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail–that 2,174-mile footpath between Springer Mountain, Georgia, and Maine’s Mt. Katahdin? Great! I highly recommend the journey, which was one of the most soul-satisfying, difficult, wonderful, uncomfortable, inspiring, tiring, exhilarating, challenging, and fun experiences of…