Douglas State Forest – Wallis Pond Loop Trail

Location: Douglas, MA Links: AllTrails; Trail Map PDF Date: April 12, 2018 Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Hike Duration: 4 hours; 6 miles Fitness Stats: 15,500 steps; 25 floors Weather: SUNNY! 35-55 degrees F It's not so apparent in the above picture, but we actually had a sunny day for the majority of this … Continue reading Douglas State Forest – Wallis Pond Loop Trail

Wolf Hill Forest Preserve

Location: Smithfield, RI Links: Explore RI; Map PDF; AllTrails Date: March 22, 2018 Time: 10:00 am – 1:30 pm Hike Duration: 3.5 hours; 4.25 miles Weather: Mostly cloudy; lightly snowing; 33-40 degrees F Today's hike began with a gentle snow still falling. It softened the trails, muffling our footsteps and lending a peacefulness to the … Continue reading Wolf Hill Forest Preserve

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

Pulaski State Park

Location: 151 Pulaski Rd, Chepachet, RI Links: Rhode Island State Parks; AllTrails; Map PDF (or see the map of our specific route) Date: January 25th, 2018 Time: 10:15 am – 1:00 pm Hike Duration: 2 hours and 45 minutes; Roughly 2.5-3 miles Weather: Sunny, around 25 degrees F, windy It was cold today! Like brain … Continue reading Pulaski State Park

Forever Wild Preserve

Location: Southbridge, MA (Route 198) Links: Trail map; Opacum Land Trust Date: January 18th, 2018 Time: 8:30 am – 10:00 am Hike Duration: 1.5 hours; one mile Weather: Sunny, gorgeous blue sky, about 15-20 degrees F (Let's just say it was so cold my eyelashes had icicles!) This is one of our favorite trails. It's … Continue reading Forever Wild Preserve

Orchard Hill Overlook & Black Spruce Pond

Location: James L. Goodwin State Forest, Chaplin & Hampton, CT Links: Trail Map, CT DEEP Date: December 7th, 2017 Time: 11 am - 1:30 pm Hike Duration: 2.5 hours; approximately 3.5 miles Weather: Sunny, blue sky, 40-45 degrees This is where the idea for this blog was birthed. Dennis and I sat on the bench … Continue reading Orchard Hill Overlook & Black Spruce Pond