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New York City, NY: Alander Mountain

Tag three mountains, including the highest point in Connecticut, on this 12.1-mile hike in Mt. Washington State Forest. Attractions include: pretty streamside camping, spectacular ridgeline hiking, fine mountain views, and a bounty of blueberries.

Rating

Caution: Keep an eye out for rattlesnakes.

To Trailhead

From NY 22, turn R on NY 344, following signs for Taconic State Park, then Bash Bish Falls. Several miles beyond the falls, turn R on West St., then L on Cross Rd. Go R at East St.; park in 1.2 miles at the Mt. Washington State Forest headquarters lot on the R.

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