Mount Sanford of south-central
Connecticut, est. 886 feet (270 m), is the high point on a 2.25-mile (3.6 km) long
traprock mountain ridge located 10 miles (16 km) northwest of the city of
New Haven. Mount Sanford is part 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 Metacomet Ridge continues north from Mount Sanford as
Peck Mountain and south as Mad Mare Hill and
West Rock Ridge.
Recreation and conservation
The ridgeline of Mount Sanford is traversed by the 18-mile (29 km)
Quinnipiac Trail; the summit of the mountain lies within the
Naugatuck State Forest.
- Farnsworth, Elizabeth J. "
Metacomet-Mattabesett Trail Natural Resource Assessment." 2004. PDF webfile 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
Raymo, Maureen E. Written in Stone: A Geologic History of the Northeastern United States. Globe Pequot, Chester, Connecticut, 1989.