Trail Wood, CT Audubon

CT Audubon Society at Trail Wood It’s the last day of September. I’m sitting in writer-naturalist Edwin Way Teale’s writing cabin at the CT Audubon Society at Trail Wood in Hampton, CT. September has been a month of transition. A month of challenges and of successes. I’m so grateful I gave myself this little retreat … Continue reading Trail Wood, CT Audubon

Chasing Waterfalls

Location: Gay City State Park in Hebron and Blackledge Falls in Glastonbury Town Park, CT Links: Gay City State Park CT DEEP; Trail Map PDF; Blackledge Falls; Blackeldge Falls Brochure PDF; Blackledge Falls Trail Map PDF Date: Sunday, November 4th, 2018 Time: 9:30 am - 1:30 pm Hike Duration: 6.5-7 miles; approximately 16,500 steps and 50 floors; … Continue reading Chasing Waterfalls

Blue Clear Sky on Mt. Misery

Location: Pachaug State Forest, Voluntown, CT Links: Trail Map PDF (I recommend picking up an actual map from the Forest Headquarters Office-here's a picture of the trails surrounding Mt. Misery from that map); AllTrails; CT DEEP Date: October 18th, 2018 Time: 9 am – 12:30 pm Hike Duration: 5-5.5 miles; 3.5 hours Stats: About 12,000 steps; … Continue reading Blue Clear Sky on Mt. Misery

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

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