The Connecticut highpoint is in the extreme northwest corner of
the state, near the quaint town of Salisbury.
I made a loop hike out of this trip, ascending by the primary route
described in the Holmes book, descending by Holmes's secondary
route, and returning to my car by hiking about a mile up the Mt.
Washington Road. The area is surprisingly attractive. The hike crosses
granite balds and offers pleasant views of distant ponds and nearby Bear
Interestingly, Bear Mountain is the highest peak in Connecticut, but not the
highest point. The highest point is on the south slope of Mt. Frissell, which
has it's peak in Massachusetts.
The highpoint is rather anticlimactic, just a wide spot in the trail with a
green metal rod in the ground. On the outbound leg of the hike I passed a
stone monument marking the Connecticut/New York/Massachusetts
Incidently, for those approaching the highpoint via Holmes's alternate
route, the 1 foot stone cairn is not there and the trail referenced at that
point is overgrown. Just continue approximately two tenths of a mile on the
track beyond the bridges he mentions, (that are now washed out,) and
you will come to a path on the right. Follow that and you will soon arrive at
the tri-state marker where you can continue using Holmes's directions.