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Bull's Bridge in Kent, CT. offers a wonderful river walk with waterfalls, rapids, overviews, and small gorges.
Part of the trail system is the Appalachian Trail so you can follow the white marker as long as you'd like...but remember, you'd be heading south, and the white markers don't stop until you hit Georgia 2,000 miles away!
Bull's Bridge is a great place whether you just want to stretch your legs for a few minutes or set out on a strenuous hike.
First thing you'll want to do is take time to check out the covered bridge, the old power station and the waterfalls cascading through the small gorge.
Then get on the trail for a fantastic river walk!
The best time to go is after a recent rain.
The Housatonic River really flows through this section with great power and beauty.
Nature is a dominant force here.
Unlike a lot of trails that meander along through open fields/woods, or up a mountain, this place really gives the hiker a powerful sense of nature.
The first part of the trail yields numerous views of the river from varying vantage points.
The river run here is breathtaking at times.
Eventually, you come to a point where the Sharon River rushes into the Housatonic.
It's here where you cross an old iron bridge to gain access to the large camping field that so many Appalachian hikers use.
If you're in good shape, follow the white trail up as it goes along the banks of the Sharon River a short distance.
Hang a left as the trail abruptly changes tempo; then scale the mountain to reach a nice view west.