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

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

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

West Thompson Lake – South Section

Location: Thompson, CT Links: US Army Corps of Engineers; AllTrails; PDF Map Date: February 1, 2018 Time: 10:00 am – 1:30 pm Hike Duration: 3.5 hours; 5 miles Weather: Mostly overcast, started out around 25 degrees F with temps increasing to around 40 Well, I'm not gonna lie. As much as we always have fun … Continue reading West Thompson Lake – South Section

Sawmill Brook Preserve & Joshua’s Trust Wolf Rock Nature Preserve

Location: Mansfield, CT Links: Joshua's Trust; the trail map for Wolf Rock Preserve is included in the Sawmill Brook Preserve map Date: December 21st, 2017 Time: 10:45 am – 1:15 pm Hike Duration: 2.5 hours; approximately 2 miles (I think.) Weather: Sunny, 30 degrees, windy How's this for a lunch with a view?! We started … Continue reading Sawmill Brook Preserve & Joshua’s Trust Wolf Rock Nature Preserve

Mount Misery Overlook

Location: Pachaug State Forest, Voluntown, CT Links: Trail Map (I recommend picking up an actual map from the Forest Headquarters Office); CT DEEP Date: December 14th, 2017 Time: 11 am – 1:00 pm Hike Duration: 2 hours; approximately 2.5 miles Weather: Fresh layer of powdery snow (3-ish inches), started out cloudy and ended up sunny … Continue reading Mount Misery Overlook