Arcadia WMA, Tefft Hill from the State Garage

| July 31, 2014

Arcadia WMA, Tefft Hill from the State Garage

4.75 miles, 2 mph; exeter, ri i think this is my favorite route onto arcadia. you park next to the state garage on route 3, nooseneck hill road, and walk down a trail under route 95. don’t know why this tickles me so, but it does. and this is also my favorite loop: the white-blazed arcadia […]

Fowler Grindstone Preserve

| July 30, 2014

Fowler Grindstone Preserve

2.4 miles, 2 mph; north stonington, ct this was the second of the local preserves i wanted to explore today. it’s another very pretty place, and although it feels in places like you’re walking too close to houses, parts feel more remote. there’s a cool old cellar hole and a giant boulder with a ladder. […]

Tefftweald at Birchenturn

| July 30, 2014

Tefftweald at Birchenturn

2.3 miles, 2 mph; north stonington, ct there are two largish preserves in north stonington that i had yet to explore, and they’re quite near each other, so i decided to do them both in one day. this was the first. i know the name sounds vaguely like a third reich fortification or something, but […]

Borderlands Trail

| July 29, 2014

Borderlands Trail

.5 miles, 2.5 mph; north stonington, ct i almost wasn’t going to even blog this hike, but hey, i did it, so here it is. borderlands trail is a fancy-sounding name for a walk around the ballfields surrounding the elementary school in north stonington. i “hiked” the stretch that runs between the school and the […]

Ayers Gap and Baileys Ravine

| July 29, 2014

Ayers Gap and Baileys Ravine

1.5 miles, 2 mph; franklin, ct well, this was an entertaining hike, if coming across a couple doing the nasty right beside the trail is your idea of entertainment. it’s not exactly mine, but hey, to each his/her own, i guess. this is a nature conservancy property and right off the bat it’s a very steep […]

Wolf Hill

| July 27, 2014

Wolf Hill

4.32 miles, 2.2 mph; smithfield, ri this was my second time here but the first time with the providence county hiking club. oh, and the first time without snow. there are many more trails here than i mapped last time, and some of them have changed color. very confusing, and the blazing is hit or […]

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