Jeep Adventuring

Location: Killingly, CT Links: Chase Reservoir; Whipple's Chapel Date: Thursday, September 6th Time: 9:30 am – 11:30 am Weather: Partly to mostly sunny, muggy. Temps 80-90 degrees This has been a hot summer here in New England! Today we opted for a doorless Jeep ride to do some exploring and adventuring. This is one of … Continue reading Jeep Adventuring

Bafflin Sanctuary – Ledge Trail

Location: Pomfret, CT Links: CT Audubon Society; All Trails; Map PDF Date: Thursday, July 19, 2018 Time: 8:00 am - 10:00 am Hike Duration: 2 hours; 1.25 miles Weather: Sunny and cooler. Temps 65-75 degrees "Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair." … Continue reading Bafflin Sanctuary – Ledge Trail

That place where we park on the side of the road

Location: Route 198, Woodstock, CT Links: Google Map Date: Sunday, June 24, 2018 Time: 7:30 am - 10:30 am Hike Duration: 3 hours, 3 miles Fitness Stats: 7800 steps; 17 floors Weather: Overcast. Wet. Low to mid 60's. There's this place that I love to hike to. It's the perfect spot to sit and observe … Continue reading That place where we park on the side of the road

CCC Trail – Natchaug State Forest

Location: Eastford, CT Links: AllTrails; Trail Map 1; Trail Map 2; Our Map Date: April 26, 2018 Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Hike Duration: 3 hours; 4 miles Fitness Stats: 10,500 steps; 35 floors Weather: Partly cloudy; 55-65 degrees F This is one of those hikes we've done multiple times. The maps online can … Continue reading CCC Trail – Natchaug State Forest

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