Herrick Trail (an AT Connector)

Evans Hill Road, Sherman, Fairfield County, Connecticut

60 acres

includes a wooded trail that connects with the Appalachian Trail.


US 84 east to exit 5; turn left onto Route 39 north; drive 22.5 miles on Route 39 to the junction with Route 55; turn left onto Route 55 heading west; drive 1.9 miles and turn right onto Evans Hill Road; drive 0.1 of a mile and park along the right side of the road at a small pull-off; cross the road and head to the entrance to the trail marked with 3 green arrow heads together with a short shaft.  

northern end of Sherman near Route 55

Owned by the Naromi Land Trust.  Spectacular vistas from Amys Overlook.


The Herrick Trail goes from Evans Hill Road northwest to connect to the Giddings Connector that in turn hooks up with the Appalachian Trail.  Less than half way on the trail there is a side trail that heads over to Amy's Lookout.   The trail reaches a T-intersection.  A right turn is a side trail that heads northeast to the Housatonic Overlook (that is located on the Appalachian Trail corridor property).  A left turn takes the hiker into the Giddings Connector. 

The Giddings Connector is a trail that heads across 33 acres of land.  It has a seasonal pond off trail.  The Connector hooks up with the Appalachian Trail. Turning right a the T-intersection takes the hiker over to Ten Mile River and the Ned Anderson Bridge.  A left turn takes the hiker south over Ten Mile Hill to Route 55.

Open Space:

Southeast of the Housatonic Overlook is the Carlson Farm Open Space along the southwestern shore of the Housatonic River. 

The Beatty Subdivision Open Space is located along the north side of Route 55 just east of Anderson Road.  It connects to the land of the Appalachian Trail Corridor. 

Pick up a map of many of the Naromi Trust lands on the second floor of the Old Store Museum and Gift Shop at the intersection of Route 37 and Saw Mill Road in Sherman Center.

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