61 miles in Connecticut (2, 100 total). This famous National Scenic Trail enters western Connecticut near the Housatonic River, then parallels and follows alongside the river for a stretch. Terrain through much of the state is hilly, with fine views from some small mountains.
Just before reaching Massachusetts the trail enters one of the wildest and most rugged regions in Connecticut, the southern Taconic Mountains. Here it ascends 2,316-foot Bear Mountain, highest mountain in the state.
Camping Regulations: Several lean-tos and other designated camping areas are located at regular intervals along the trail.
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Camping and campfires are limited to these approved sites. No permits are necessary.
For Further Information: Appalachian Trail Conference, P.O. Box 807, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425. This organization publishes a Guide to the Appalachian Trail in Massachusetts-Con-necticut.