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

Pulaski State Park

Location: 151 Pulaski Rd, Chepachet, RI Links: Rhode Island State Parks; AllTrails; Map PDF (or see the map of our specific route) Date: January 25th, 2018 Time: 10:15 am – 1:00 pm Hike Duration: 2 hours and 45 minutes; Roughly 2.5-3 miles Weather: Sunny, around 25 degrees F, windy It was cold today! Like brain … Continue reading Pulaski State Park

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

Rock Spring Preserve Trail

Location: Hampton, CT Links: AllTrails; The Nature Conservancy; This is the only trail map we've been able to find. Parking is on the side of the road. Date: January 11th, 2018 Time: 12:15 pm – 3:15 pm Hike Duration: 3 hours; maybe 2.5 - 3 miles? Weather: Overcast, 50 degrees 20 days of NOT being … Continue reading Rock Spring Preserve Trail

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

Orchard Hill Overlook & Black Spruce Pond

Location: James L. Goodwin State Forest, Chaplin & Hampton, CT Links: Trail Map, CT DEEP Date: December 7th, 2017 Time: 11 am - 1:30 pm Hike Duration: 2.5 hours; approximately 3.5 miles Weather: Sunny, blue sky, 40-45 degrees This is where the idea for this blog was birthed. Dennis and I sat on the bench … Continue reading Orchard Hill Overlook & Black Spruce Pond