Leaf Strewn Forest Trails

Location: James L. Goodwin State Forest - Black Spruce Pond and Orchard Hill Lookout - Hampton/Chaplin, CT Links:  Trail Map PDF, CT DEEP Date: Thursday, October 11th, 2018 Time: 9:00 am – 11:30 am Hike Duration: 4 miles; 2.5 hours Weather: Overcast, light sprinkles at times; somewhere around 65 degrees F The sky was overcast with moisture in … Continue reading Leaf Strewn Forest Trails

Blue Jay Alley to The Ancient One

Location: Bafflin Sanctuary, Pomfret, CT Links: CT Audubon Society; All Trails; Map PDF Date: Thursday, September 20th, 2018 Time: 8:00 am – 11:00 am Hike Duration: 3-3.5 miles; 3 hours Weather: Partly sunny. Temps 55-65 degrees F Dennis had to work this afternoon, so we opted for a hike closer to home. We parked at the Bafflin … Continue reading Blue Jay Alley to The Ancient One

Red-Spotted Newts and Spider Webs

Location: Bigelow Hollow State Park/Nipmuck State Forest, Union, CT Links: CT Deep; Trail Map PDF Date: Thursday, September 13th Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm Hike Duration: 6 miles; 3 hours Weather: Overcast, misty and damp, 60-65 degrees F This hike is being brought to you by the number 6. We hiked about 6 miles. We … Continue reading Red-Spotted Newts and Spider Webs

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

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