Remember when you went to an amusement park and discovered your favorite roller coaster? You would wait in line for what seemed like hours, hop on board for a few minutes of climbs and plunges along with twists and turns all mixed in with some screams. Then you would get in line again and do it all over.
That pretty much describes the natural-world roller coaster known as the “Mile of Ledges” along the Blue-blazed Tunxis Trail in Burlington. In total, the 38.5-mile Connecticut Forest & Park Association trail runs through Southington, Wolcott, Bristol, Burlington, New Hartford, Canton, Barkhamsted and Hartland, but this mile, with about 750 vertical feet, is easily the toughest Tunxis stretch and one of the most difficult 5,280-foot-plus-long nature paths in the state.