South Mountain, Meriden

Those wishing to conquer the 757-foot South Mountain in Meriden must circumnavigate the peak along two trails. The first, an unmarked but easy-to-follow path, can be found just to the west of Elmere Reservoir past a series of concrete barriers. The trail takes visitors through a deep forest to the eastern side of the mountain and its views high above the shopping centers out to the distant hills and south to New Haven and Long Island Sound.  A second trail can be found off the Metacomet to the east of Merimere Reservoir. This trail takes visitors to the highest point on South Mountain with views west across Merimere Reservoir's scenic Mine Island up to the castle and East Peak. Read story <a href="http://www.courant.com/features/outdoors/hc-marteka-meriden-reservoir-sanatorium-1230-20111229,0,1910421.column"target=new window">here.</a>
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( Brad Horrigan, bhorrigan@courant.com / May 20, 2013 )

Those wishing to conquer the 757-foot South Mountain in Meriden must circumnavigate the peak along two trails. The first, an unmarked but easy-to-follow path, can be found just to the west of Elmere Reservoir past a series of concrete barriers. The trail takes visitors through a deep forest to the eastern side of the mountain and its views high above the shopping centers out to the distant hills and south to New Haven and Long Island Sound. A second trail can be found off the Metacomet to the east of Merimere Reservoir. This trail takes visitors to the highest point on South Mountain with views west across Merimere Reservoir's scenic Mine Island up to the castle and East Peak. Read story here.

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