Sauntering Up Peaked Mountain

Location: Peaked Mountain, Monson, MA Links: Trustees; Trail Map PDF Date: Thursday, December 13th, 2018 Time: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm Hike Duration: 3.5-4 miles; 2 hours Stats: Just over 10,000 steps; 53 floors Weather: Overcast; 30 degrees F; snow flurries John Muir is quoted as saying “I don't like either the word [hike] or the … Continue reading Sauntering Up Peaked Mountain

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

Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary

Location: Sharon, MA Links: MA Audubon; Trails at Moose Hill; Trail Map PDF Date: February 15, 2018 Time: 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm Hike Duration: 2.5 hours; about 3 miles (?) Weather: Completely overcast, foggy, 45 degrees F, muddy trails This was a return to one of my old stomping grounds. Before Dennis and I … Continue reading Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary

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