Hikes In Connecticut
Outdoor enthusiasts Peter Marteka and Steve Grant have been sharing their hikes with Courant readers for years, and we've gathered some of their far-reaching Connecticut adventures for you here.
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There is a parking area along Route 66 at the Meriden/Middlefield border that is usually full no matter what time of the year. It's the access point for the final leg of the Mattabesett Trail, which winds north to Higby Mountain and eventually Lamentation Mountain.
Next time you're tempted to do that hike, don't. You can get your kicks on the other side of Route 66 instead, high across a traprock ridge known as Beseck Mountain. Included in the journey are stunning views across the bottomless Black Pond, an overlook from the top of a revitalized ski slope and the sight of Long Island across a shimmering Long Island Sound. Read more and see pictures here.