Get out there and hike, ride a bike, paddle a kayak or just stroll down a leafy country lane!

The NW Corner of Connecticut may be the hiking mecca of the universe.  No, really!  We have amazing hikes for all levels of fitness – beginner to Appalachian Trail through hikers. In fact, 51 miles of one of the most scenic sections of the Appalachian Trail cuts right through the NW Corner.  Through hikers and section hikers alike travel the trail through our area.

Our rivers and streams are paradise for fisherman and paddlers of all types.  Fly fisherman can catch a rainbow trout or native “brookie” in the Housatonic or it’s tributaries (The state stocks our section of the Housatonic with over 25,000 trout per year.)  You can kayak, canoe, raft, stand up paddleboard or sail on our rivers, ponds and lakes.

Cyclists love our challenging hills and quiet country roads.  The Western New Enlgand Greenway 9 a multi-segment, multi-state bike route in progress that will link NYC and Montreal passes right through our corner of Connecticut.

Outdoor fun does not end when the snow begins to fall in the NW Corner.  Winter sports enthusiasts can choose from downhill skiing at Mohawk Mountain in Cornwall, ski jumping at Sartre Hill in Salisbury and cross country skiing and snowshoeing throughout the region.

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