The Appalachian Trail extends 2,184 miles from Georgia to Maine and includes more than 50 miles in Connecticut. The trail enters Connecticut in Sherman and trends north mostly in the hills above the Housatonic River to the Massachusetts border at Salisbury, a total of 52.3 miles. Hikers on the section of the Appalachian Trail between Falls Village and Salisbury pass directly by an unusual rock outcrop aptly called Giant's Thumb. Find hiking options here.
Steve Grant / Special To The Courant