candlewood mountain, connecticut, gaylordsville, housatonic range trail, new milford, pine knob, sherman, suicide ledges, the corkscrew, tory cave
One of the earliest trails Fielden Stream and I hiked when we were really beginning to get into regular hiking was a 1.3 mile section of the Housatonic Range trail in Connecticut. The total trail is 5.9 miles long and traces an old Native American footpath along the ridgelines south of those the Appalachian Trail follows as it enters Connecticut in Sherman. That day we did a total 2.6 miles out-and-back, to cover the southern end, where Route 37 splits the trail.
Those mountains, Pine Knob and Candlewood mountain have some beautiful walks through evergreen forests, as well as twisting, piled boulders to scramble through and over, if you’d like to. (There’s a few views to the ridges to the east from Pine Knob, but the summit of Candlewood is wooded). Luckily, the rest of the trail had beautiful forests and…
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