Block Island Greenway

| September 25, 2016

Block Island Greenway

9.5 miles; Block Island, RI Today’s PCHC hike was fantastic. It reminded me a lot of hiking in Ireland, except more trees. But what with the green roads and a couple of stiles and the cows and the ocean and the hills… yeah, a lot like Ireland. Loved it, and the weather was perfect. So […]

Trails North of Beach Pond

| September 20, 2016

Trails North of Beach Pond

8 1/2 miles; Voluntown, CT and West Greenwich and Exeter, RI For anyone familiar with the Rhode Island hiking canon, by which I mean books by Ken Weber and Charles Hickox and Elly Heyder, this hike is listed as one of the most strenuous or difficult in the area. And no one seems to know […]

Hanton City

| September 17, 2016

Hanton City

3.6 miles; Smithfield, RI Oh, very nice! Another “bucket list” hike; one I’ve been meaning to see forever. Hanton City is the site of an old abandoned village in Smithfield, Rhode Island, that was settled some time in the 1600’s, so pre-Revolutionary War. There are several theories surrounding its founding on this Wikipedia page: The first theory is that […]

Hell Hollow Loop

| September 15, 2016

Hell Hollow Loop

7.5 miles; Voluntown and Sterling, CT I did the complete loop from top to bottom, starting on the Pachaug Trail, to the Pachaug/Quinebaug Connector Trail, to the Quinebaug Trail, to the Phillips Pond Trail, and back to the Pachaug. But I kind of cheated by using the Forest Road instead of following the Quinebaug all the […]

Blackstone River and Canal Heritage Park

| September 13, 2016

Blackstone River and Canal Heritage Park

8 miles; Uxbridge and Northbridge, MA Today’s adventure was kind of a 2-fer hike. The first part consisted of joining my friend Marjorie, author of Easy Walks in Massachusetts [second edition available now on Amazon] for a lovely 2-mile stroll along the west bank of the Blackstone River on a trail that is part of the Blackstone River and Canal […]

Erisman Woodlands/Babcock Ridge

| September 12, 2016

Erisman Woodlands/Babcock Ridge

6.6 miles (as hiked from home; 2.5 miles total trails), North Stonington, CT I just wanted to get out without having to drive, so I took this opportunity to try out the new (to me) trail blazed on the Erisman Woodlands/Babcock Ridge Preserves that are within walking distance from home and I loved it. You can […]

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