Wickaboxet & Coney Brook Trails (Last Day Hike)

| December 31, 2016

Wickaboxet & Coney Brook Trails (Last Day Hike)

6.5 miles; West Greenwich, RI The weather for this final day of 2016 was too kind not to take an opportunity for a long hike. I decided on the Coney Brook Trail at Tillinghast Pond Management Area, along with stretches of the Wickaboxet, the Flintock, and the Pond Trails in a lollipop loop. It was […]

Seed Starting (A Rare Non-Hiking Post)

| December 30, 2016

Seed Starting (A Rare Non-Hiking Post)

I know this blog is all about the hiking. I get that, and I have even sometimes considered myself a “recovering” gardener, but honestly, when it’s cold and snowing outside, one sure thing that can bring me out of my winter-induced funk is planning for and starting seeds for my vegetable garden. I love vegetable gardening, mostly […]

Groton Sheep Farm

| December 30, 2016

Groton Sheep Farm

1.3 miles; Groton, CT Today was supposed to have been a Lantern Hill hike with some friends, but the trail was too icy-looking to take a chance on, so we ended up on this GOSA property. It’s a nice hike, but so small, it hardly seemed worth the trip. Still, a hike is a hike, and […]

Boxing Day Hike: Escoheag & Ben Utter Trails

| December 28, 2016

Boxing Day Hike: Escoheag & Ben Utter Trails

6.11 miles; Exeter, RI Today was another “Take a Hike!” hike with Stephen Graham’s group. It was advertised as a hike on the Ben Utter Trail in Arcadia, but I thought Ben Utter was too short, so I parked at the Escoheag Trail trailhead and hiked in from there. Yes, I even went over “Auntie’s […]

Top Ten Hikes of 2016, Part 2

| December 27, 2016

Top Ten Hikes of 2016, Part 2

As promised, here is Part 2 of my ten favorite hikes of 2016. #5—Mamacoke Island This isn’t a long hike, but it is quite beautiful, and a lot of fun. You’re actually on an island in the Thames River in New London, and you have some amazing views of the Navy’s submarine base and the […]

Top Ten Hikes of 2016, Part 1

| December 26, 2016

Top Ten Hikes of 2016, Part 1

Yep, it’s that time again… Looking back on 2016, there were SO MANY great hikes that in some cases I had to cheat and combine groups of hikes together to make single entries. And I didn’t actually do a lot of hiking this year! I noticed that my mileage was way down, and the only […]

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