Appalachian Trail: Ten Mile River to Bull's Bridge

Gaylordsville Connecticut Hikes

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This section of the Connecticut AT is the southernmost in New England and the closest in New England proper to the New York metro area. From the city or Westchester County, it's an easy drive to the trailhead with plenty of time to the trailhead with plenty of time for a leisurely hike. For a modest effort here, you'll see a lovely variety of landscapes. A modest climb will tax but not tire your muscles. Bring a picnic and plenty of water. There are good spots up high (with views), and there is a riverside for a lazy trailside lunch. As part of a longer trek, this section offers excellent camping sites and a recently built shelter.
Exploring the Appalachian Trail: Hikes in Southern New England

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Exploring the Appalachian Trail: Hikes in Southern New England

by David Emblidge (Stackpole Books)

This section of the Connecticut AT is the southernmost in New England and the closest in New England proper to the New York metro area. From the city or Westchester County, it's an easy drive to the trailhead with plenty of time to the trailhead with plenty of time for a leisurely hike. For a modest effort here, you'll see a lovely variety of landscapes. A modest climb will tax but not tire your muscles. Bring a picnic and plenty of water. There are good spots up high (with views), and there is a riverside for a lazy trailside lunch. As part of a longer trek, this section offers excellent camping sites and a recently built shelter.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Gaylordsville
Length: 3.9
Elevation Gain: 600 feet
Trail Type: Shuttle
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 2 - 2.5 hours
Trailhead Elevation: 400 feet
Top Elevation: 1,000 feet
Local Contacts: Appalachian Mountain Club, 617-523-0636
Local Maps: ATC Mass. & Conn. #5
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9/17/2016

This trip is definitely better going from south to north. The North-South ten mile hill climb seems much harder than the other way around.

4/30/2011
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