Lantern Hill

Posted By on December 1, 2016

Lantern Hill

1.15 miles; North Stonington, CT

I had no time for a hike today, but the weather, for December 1st, was so good—brilliant sunshine and almost 60-degrees—that I couldn’t not hike, so I made a quick trip up Lantern Hill. Naturally, by the time I got up to the top the sun had gone behind clouds, but it was still unseasonably warm. I followed the Narragansett Trail to the top and took the “easy” way back down.

Casino View

Casino View

There are several blazed trails through here, most notably the aforementioned blue-blazed Narragansett Trail. This is actually the beginning of this 28-mile, 2-state trail. The other blazed trails belong to the Pequots. I will include a link to their trail map at the bottom of this post.

Sunrise View

Sunrise View

This is where the Westerly Morris Men do their annual sunrise equinox dance to welcome spring.

Narragansett Trail Terminus

Narragansett Trail Terminus

This spot on Wintechog Hill Road in North Stonington is the terminus (or start) of the Narragansett Trail. There is no indication of this anywhere, though, except for this one double horizontal blaze, not even the usual blue oval sign.

The Track (click for details)

The Track (click for details)

You can find out more about hiking Lantern Hill from the Foxwoods website, although they did not include a map, so I have created one and here it is. Trailhead: 41.466848, -71.94535; 215 Wintechog Hill Road, North Stonington.

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