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Appalachian National Scenic Trail

Hiking The Wilds Of Sherman And The Appalachian Trail

Hiking The Wilds Of Sherman And The Appalachian Trail

I have to be honest, I never knew there was a Sherman, Conn. I also never heard of the Naromi Land Trust. But after a visit to the trust’s Herrick Preserve, I will be a more frequent guest to the small northwest Connecticut town shaped like a triangle.

Herrick Preserve is a well-kept secret. Just off a country road so narrow at times you think it is one-way, the preserve has two spectacular overlooks and access to the 2,175-mile-long Appalachian Trail as it begins its brief 52-mile twist and turn through the state.

But this is no shortcut to the AT. Herrick Preserve can stand on its own as visitors follow the well-blazed and immaculate trails to Amy’s Overlook or Housatonic...

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