The summit of Case Mountain (744
ft.) offers an excellent view of Hartford, the capital of Connecticut.
The summit area is flat and spacious, an excellent place
to admire the view and enjoy a snack. The town of Manchester's
South Main Street and, farther in the distance, Buckland Hills
Mall (which perhaps you don't want to see) are also visible. Case
Mountain is well worth visiting because its network of trails
is easy to hike, run, or bike and well maintained. It
is an excellent mountain for a family hike with the kids and dog.
Trails connect Case Mountain with Gay City State Park in
Hebron. Also, the 29-mile, blue-blazed Shenipsit Trail crosses
Case Mountain on its way from East Hampton, CT to the Massachusetts
border. A waterfall adjacent to the trailhead parking lot
on Spring Street offers a splash of cool water on the face as
well as scenic photos. For a relaxing 2.8 mile loop hike
on Case Mountain, click on the Preplanned Hikes link to the left.