Housatonic River to Ten Mile Hill Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"This traverse takes you along an Appalachian Trail relocation that opened in 1988, removing the A.T. from Cornwall. After climbing Silver Hill and passing the largest bigtooth aspen tree in Connecticut (just south of Swift’s Bridge), the Trail reaches River Road and follows the Housatonic River for close to 5 miles—one of the longest river walks on the entire A.T. Along the way, the trail passes through an area that once contained a plantation of tall red pines, which eventually succumbed to blight.
The section from St. Johns Ledges to CT 341 is located in the township of Kent. This area was Native American land for thousands of years, but by 1752, only 18 out of the approximately 100 families inhabiting the area remained, and most of the land had been sold off. Some of the archaeological sites along the Housatonic River date back more than 9,000 years."