Are there Mountains in Connecticut?

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The natural scenery in Connecticut is second-to-none in the New England area. And many areas of Connecticut, from the shoreline to inland, showcase beautiful rolling hills.

If there is one thing the state of Connecticut is not known for, however, its mountains. In fact, you may be wondering if there are any mountains in Connecticut at all.

Let’s dive right in and find out if there are mountains in Connecticut and, if there are, what their names are and where the highest point in Connecticut is.

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Are there mountains in Connecticut?

First off, yes, while Connecticut is not home to any of the major U.S. mountain ranges, the Taconic Range (part of the Apalachin Mountain system) does extend into the state. So, yes, Connecticut does have mountains.

Let’s take a look at some Connecticut mountains.

List of Connecticut mountains

Below is a list of the mountains in Connecticut that measure 400 meters and up, ordered from highest to lowest.

  • Mount Frissell
  • Bear Mountain
  • Round Mountain
  • Gridley Mountain
  • Bald Peak
  • Bradford Mountain
  • Bald Mountain
  • Mount Riga
  • Lions Head
  • Stone Man Mountain
  • East Bald Mountain
  • Thorp Mountain
  • Mohawk Mountain
  • Haystack Mountain
  • Dutton Mountain
  • Ivy Mountain
  • The Pinnacle
  • Red Mountain
  • Brown Mountain

(cont. below)

  • Dennis Hill
  • Sedgewick Mountain
  • Brass Mountain
  • Bartholomew Hill
  • Pine Mountain
  • Canaan Mountain
  • Riggs Hill
  • Bird Peak
  • Howe Mountain
  • Ellsworth Hill
  • Flagg Hill
  • Chestnut Hill
  • College Hill
  • Titus Mountain
  • Woodbury Mountain
  • Dudleytown Hill
  • Whitcomb Hill
  • Cream Hill
  • Beech Hill
  • Above All
  • Peck Mountain
  • Mount Prospect
  • Platt Hill
  • Pond Hill
  • Coltsfoot Mountain
  • Grant Hill
  • Fox Hill
  • Panorama Hill
  • Roberts Hill
  • Mount Ouleout
  • Overlook
  • South Johnson Hill
  • Parker Hill
  • Beacher Hill
  • Lucas Hill
  • Beech Hill
  • Town Hill
  • Bromic Mountain
  • Chapel Pond Hill
  • Mauwee Peak
  • Huckleberry Hill
  • Sharon Mountain
  • Burr Mountain
  • School Hill
  • Mount Easter
  • Skiff Mountain
  • Indian Mountain
  • Flanders Mountain
  • Mount Pisgah
  • Pine Mountain
  • Buck Mountain
  • Sharon Mountain
  • Cobble Mountain
  • City Hill
  • Toms Hill
  • Pie Hill
  • Booth Hill
  • Milton Hill
  • Saint Johns Peak
  • Pond Mountain
  • Jennings Hill
  • Buck Hill
  • Rattlesnake Hill
  • Tabbals Hill

That’s a lot of mountains. As I mentioned, Connecticut is covered with beautiful hills – and parts of Connecticut are quite mountainous.

What is the highest mountain in Connecticut?

The highest mountain (as well as the highest peak) in Connecticut is Mount Frissel. This mountain is located in the northwest corner of the state, in Litchfield county. The highest peak (this is disputed) in Connecticut is located on Bear Mountain and is about 748 meters above sea level.

While Litchfield County is home to the highest summits in Connecticut, mountains, summits, cliffs, ridges, and hills can be found all over Connecticut, including coastal counties, like New London.

The topographical make-up of Connecticut is one of the reasons people enjoy living in and visiting Connecticut. Connecticut is home to some of the most amazing hiking trails in the country. In the winter months, it’s even possible to find some great skiing spots here.

So, you see, Connecticut does, in fact, have mountains.

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