Spooky Trails and Tall Tales Connecticut

Hiking the State's Legends, Hauntings, and History

Book Description

Connecticut, a New England state with a proud history and vibrant culture. But there is more to this place than white church steeples and town greens. In the forests and meadows surrounding these quaint, colonial towns lurk spine-chilling ghosts such as the Headless Horseman of Canton, rumored hermits such as the Winsted Wild Man, and shadowy creatures such as the Glawackus of Glastonbury, all awaiting the next hiker to stumble down the trail…

For years, tales of these mysterious beings and places existed only in whispers and campfire tales, but now for the first time these legends have been collected and retold in one volume:
Spooky Trails and Tall Tales Connecticut. Alongside each of these captivating tales is the necessary route and trailhead information brave readers will need to go beyond their town lines and test their nerve.

About Gencarella, Stephen

Stephen Gencarella is the resident folklorist at the Connecticut River Museum and teaches folklore studies and humor studies at UMass Amherst, where his work focuses on the cultural traditions of the Connecticut River Valley.

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