Source: AMC’s Best Day Hikes in Connecticut

What you’ll see: A stone pyramid crowns the summit of Bear Mountain, that offers unrestricted views of broad valleys, shimmering lakes, and rugged mountains across three states.

What you’ll experience:
  • Distance: 6.0 miles
  • Elevation gain: 1,560 feet
  • Estimated Time: 3.5-4.5 hours
  • Location: Salisbury
  • Map: USGS Bash Bish Falls - MA, CT, NY
What’s in the area:
  • Fisher, deer, and coyote
  • Appalachian Trail
Getting There:
  • From Salisbury and the junction of Routes 41/44, take Route 41 north for 3.5 miles to a parking area on the left. A blue sign for the Undermountain Trail  is near the large parking area. During periods of heavy use, vehicles are often parked along the road, making conditions along Route 41 more dangerous.