- Barn Door Hills
Name = Barn Door Hills
Elevation = est. convert|560|ft|m|0|lk=on and est. convert|580|ft|m|0|lk=on
Coordinates = coord|41|55|46|N|72|49|31|W|type:mountain and coord|41|55|57|N|72|49|04|W|type:mountain
Age = 200 million yrs.
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Pronunciation = The Barn Door Hills of north-central
Connecticutare a pair of prominent rocky traprockknobs separated by a steep sided gap. They are located in Granby, Connecticut. The hills are an outlying section of the narrow, linear Metacomet Ridgethat extends from Long Island Soundnear New Haven, north through the Connecticut River Valleyof Massachusettsto the Vermontborder. 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 Refugefounded 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.
* 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.
* [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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