Barn Door Hills


Barn Door Hills

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Name = Barn Door Hills
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Elevation = est. convert|560|ft|m|0|lk=on and est. convert|580|ft|m|0|lk=on
Location = Granby, Connecticut
Range = Metacomet Ridge
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Type = Fault-block; igneous
Age = 200 million yrs.
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The Barn Door Hills of north-central Connecticut are a pair of prominent rocky traprock knobs separated by a steep sided gap. They are located in Granby, Connecticut. The hills are an outlying section of the narrow, linear Metacomet Ridge that extends from Long Island Sound near New Haven, north through the Connecticut River Valley of Massachusetts to the Vermont border. The crest of the Metacomet Ridge is located 3.75 miles east at Hatchet Hill.

Recreation and conservation

East Barndoor Hill is located in the 4,000 acre McLean Game Refuge founded by former United States Senator George P. McLean, and now a National Natural Landmark. A hiking trail summits the hill. West Barndoor Hill is maintained by the Granby Land Trust.

References

* Farnsworth, Elizabeth J. " [http://www.mmmtrail.org/NaturalResourcesAssessmentFinal.pdf Metacomet-Mattabesett Trail Natural Resource Assessment.] " 2004. PDF wefile cited November 1, 2007.
*"Connecticut Walk Book: A Trail Guide to the Connecticut Outdoors." 17th Edition. The Connecticut Forest and Park Association. Rockfall, Connecticut. Undated.
* Raymo, Chet and Maureen E. "Written in Stone: A Geologic History of the Northeastern United States". Globe Pequot, Chester, Connecticut, 1989.

External links

* [http://www.simsbury-ct.gov/public_documents/simsburyCT_Downloads/landtrust/mclean.pdf McLean Game Refuge Map]
* [http://www.thewesthartfordbook.com/images/McLEAN_Refuge.pdf McLean Game Refuge brochure]


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