Looking for a hike with some great views in Southeastern Connecticut? Hike up the Lantern Hill Trail in North Stonington! This hiking trail is a great place for outdoor adventures.
Lantern Hill is located in North Stonington, CT just a couple miles from Foxwoods Casino Resort. The parking area for the hiking trail is located off of Wintechog Hill Road, which is off of Foxwoods Boulevard. The parking area itself isn't a lot, you'll be looking for a dirt pull-off. The trailhead is located at this pull-off.
The hike to the summit is steep, but it's totally worth it! The total elevation gain is 383 feet to get to the 491 foot summit. It's a bit rocky, with some loose rocks. So, make sure you're wearing the proper hiking shoes with good grip.
The west side of Lantern Hill gives you great views of Lantern Hill Pond. You also can get a glimpse of Long Pond which is just up the road from Lantern Hill Pond. On clear days, you can also see the shoreline in Mystic!
You can also see Foxwoods Casino from the top. Not surprising as it's just up the road. You can also see the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center to the left of Foxwoods.
The opposite side of the hill offers views of the hills and wooded landscape in North Stoningon that surrounds the hill.
On the lower loop, you can get a view of Lantern Hill Pond up close. They even have a nice bench to relax by the pond!