The Best Hikes near Hartford

Patricia Cleary at Hubbard Park
Old Lyme, ConnecticutOld LymeConnecticutSnow hiking at sunset #Connecticut #snow #unexpectedsurprisesHubbard Park, Meriden, ConnecticutHubbard ParkMeriden, ConnecticutWest Peak. Blue Trail. 4.5 miles. 1,100 ascending. About 3hr hike to Castle Craig and back down.Bigelow Hollow State Park, Union, ConnecticutBigelow Hollow State ParkUnion, ConnecticutOne of Connecticut&#x27;s state parks that has some of the most beautiful views. You can enjoy a picnic with the family, hike through one of the many...Bash Bish Mountain, Mount Washington, MassachusettsBash Bish MountainMount Washington, MassachusettsWhether you hike up the gorge or walk in the riverbed this is a beautiful place to go!Giant&#x27;s Thumb, Salisbury, ConnecticutGiant&#x27;s ThumbSalisbury, ConnecticutThe Giant&#x27;s Thumb... reading the name in our guidebook but having no other information to go off of we were expecting a terrible climb over the...Housatonic River, Derby, ConnecticutHousatonic RiverDerby, ConnecticutIndian well state park. Very easy hike from the road to this little gem. Where you can cliff jump into the punch bowl. #Connecticut #waterfall #ct...Hither Hills State Park, Montauk, New YorkHither Hills State ParkMontauk, New YorkWalking Dunes Trail offers fantastic views of pristine Napeague Harbor in a short fun hike through a moonscape of sand and scrub vegetation. Named...Little people village, Waterbury, ConnecticutLittle people villageWaterbury, ConnecticutA small hike in a cool location. Supposably haunted with faries and other beings. Zoom in on the white circle see the evidence I caught. #ghosttown...Cheshire, ConnecticutCheshireConnecticutRoaring brook falls. An 80ft horsetail. One of the tallest in CT. Wonderful hike and a rocky filled forrest for plenty of play. #ct #Connecticut...Devils Hopyard, East Haddam, ConnecticutDevils HopyardEast Haddam, ConnecticutGreat hiking.Nuclear Lake, Dutchess County, New YorkNuclear LakeDutchess County, New YorkThe &quot;Blaze&quot;, A small strip of white paint means nothing to most but to those hiking the Appalachian trail it means everything. Hikers will follow...Purgatory Chasm State Reservation, Sutton, MassachusettsPurgatory Chasm State ReservationSutton, MassachusettsThis is a great place for a hike in central Massachusetts. It&#x27;s a short one - only about 3/4 mile round trip - but you&#x27;re climbing up and down...Valley Falls Park, Vernon, ConnecticutValley Falls ParkVernon, ConnecticutIf you follow the various rocks and trees that have been hand painted with an eye, you&#x27;ll be led to this spot. After about a 30 minute hike, you&#x27;ll...Avon Land Trust, Avon, ConnecticutAvon Land TrustAvon, ConnecticutAwesome hiking trail. Start at Avon Land Trust, and if you feel adventurous go all the way to Heublien Tower.Housatonic River, Derby, ConnecticutHousatonic RiverDerby, ConnecticutThe lady and myself took a hike a few days ago after checking out the Indian wells punch bowl in #shelton #Connecticut. This is an old railroad...Granville Gorge, Southwick, MassachusettsGranville GorgeSouthwick, MassachusettsEntrance is on the north side of 57. Be prepared to hike the trail ( i.e. sneakers, not flip flops or sandals).Millers Pond State Park, Haddam, ConnecticutMillers Pond State ParkHaddam, ConnecticutGreat pond loop trailSleeping Giant State Park, Hamden, ConnecticutSleeping Giant State ParkHamden, ConnecticutA forest of tall trees <img class='emoji' src='/images/emoji/1f332.png' ><img class='emoji' src='/images/emoji/1f332.png' ><img class='emoji' src='/images/emoji/1f332.png' >Enders State Forest, Granby, ConnecticutEnders State ForestGranby, ConnecticutEnders Falls. Hiking and the falls are two great combination here.Indian Island County Park, Riverhead, New YorkIndian Island County ParkRiverhead, New YorkHidden gem on the east end of Long Island. Camp ground hAs biking,hiking and boating. Try your luck in the inlet and fish for bass and blues rite...
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