Connecticut is a state covered in lush verdant forests, and if you’d like to get an eyeful of all that greenery (or even better, the colorful changing leaves of fall or snow-tipped wonderland of winter), you’ll need to hike a high peak. Naturally, that means hiking the highest peak in Connecticut, which is Bear Mountain.
Located in Salisbury and part of the Taconic Mountains, Bear Mountain has an elevation of 2,323 feet. Sure, that doesn’t exactly make it a whopper of a mountain in comparison to other states, but it’s still quite high up and offers jaw-dropping, gorgeous views of Connecticut. The five-mile loop trail to access the peak lookout point is rated as moderate by AllTrails, so don’t underestimate it!
From Only In Your State
Whether you’re shopping for yourself or a loved one, you’ll find all kinds of treasures at Design Forum in Connecticut. This colorful boutique, nestled in the rolling hills of Farmington, boasts some of the most unique gifts in the entire state. From gorgeous handcrafted jewelry to beautiful bags, this mom and pop shop has it all. It’s easy to see why visitors have flocked to this store for nearly 50 years!
Only in Your State is aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While they’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, they don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. They believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and they hope their articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/