Mashamoquet Brook State Park

Location: Pomfret, CT Links: CT DEEP; Map PDF; AllTrails Date: March 29, 2018 Time: 9:30 am – 1:30 pm Hike Duration: 4 hours; 4.5-5 miles Weather: Cloudy; 40-55 degrees F; some rain towards end of hike This was such a pleasant day for a hike. I'll be honest, I started the morning feeling a bit … Continue reading Mashamoquet Brook State Park

Nipmuck State Forest: Ridge Trail and Breakneck Pond

Location: Union, CT Links: CT DEEP; Map PDF; AllTrails Date: March 1, 2018 Time: 9:00 am – 1:30 pm Hike Duration: 3.5 hours; 5.4 miles Weather: GORGEOUS! Partly sunny; 40-60 degrees F Notes: There is a seasonal/holiday parking fee for non-CT residents at Bigelow Hollow State Park. I think it most likely runs from Memorial … Continue reading Nipmuck State Forest: Ridge Trail and Breakneck Pond

Fenton-Ruby Park & Wildlife Preserve

Location: Willington, CT Links: Town of Willington; Trail Map PDF; AllTrails Date: February 8, 2018 Time: 10:15 am – 1:15 pm Hike Duration: 3 hours; about 3 miles Weather: Sunny! 25 degrees F, windy at times The theme for today's Thursday adventuring was ICE. We had a storm hit us yesterday afternoon into evening with … Continue reading Fenton-Ruby Park & Wildlife Preserve

West Thompson Lake – South Section

Location: Thompson, CT Links: US Army Corps of Engineers; AllTrails; PDF Map Date: February 1, 2018 Time: 10:00 am – 1:30 pm Hike Duration: 3.5 hours; 5 miles Weather: Mostly overcast, started out around 25 degrees F with temps increasing to around 40 Well, I'm not gonna lie. As much as we always have fun … Continue reading West Thompson Lake – South Section

Rock Spring Preserve Trail

Location: Hampton, CT Links: AllTrails; The Nature Conservancy; This is the only trail map we've been able to find. Parking is on the side of the road. Date: January 11th, 2018 Time: 12:15 pm – 3:15 pm Hike Duration: 3 hours; maybe 2.5 - 3 miles? Weather: Overcast, 50 degrees 20 days of NOT being … Continue reading Rock Spring Preserve Trail

Sawmill Brook Preserve & Joshua’s Trust Wolf Rock Nature Preserve

Location: Mansfield, CT Links: Joshua's Trust; the trail map for Wolf Rock Preserve is included in the Sawmill Brook Preserve map Date: December 21st, 2017 Time: 10:45 am – 1:15 pm Hike Duration: 2.5 hours; approximately 2 miles (I think.) Weather: Sunny, 30 degrees, windy How's this for a lunch with a view?! We started … Continue reading Sawmill Brook Preserve & Joshua’s Trust Wolf Rock Nature Preserve

Mount Misery Overlook

Location: Pachaug State Forest, Voluntown, CT Links: Trail Map (I recommend picking up an actual map from the Forest Headquarters Office); CT DEEP Date: December 14th, 2017 Time: 11 am – 1:00 pm Hike Duration: 2 hours; approximately 2.5 miles Weather: Fresh layer of powdery snow (3-ish inches), started out cloudy and ended up sunny … Continue reading Mount Misery Overlook