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

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

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

Mashamoquet Brook State Park

Location: Pomfret, CT Links: CT DEEP; Map PDF; AllTrails Date: March 29, 2018 Time: 9:30 am – 1:30 pm Hike Duration: 4 hours; 4.5-5 miles Weather: Cloudy; 40-55 degrees F; some rain towards end of hike This was such a pleasant day for a hike. I'll be honest, I started the morning feeling a bit … Continue reading Mashamoquet Brook State Park

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

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