Devil’s Hopyard SF

| December 14, 2016

Devil’s Hopyard SF

3.68 miles; East Haddam, CT One of my PCHC friends decided to play hooky to go visit a real waterfall, so we headed over to Chapman Falls in Devil’s Hopyard SP. It did not disappoint! He was also impressed with the view from the end of the Vista Trail, and really, who wouldn’t be? Good hike. […]

Richard H. Goodwin Trail, Part 1

| December 11, 2016

Richard H. Goodwin Trail, Part 1

6.9 miles; East Haddam, Salem, Lyme, and East Lyme, CT The Richard H. Goodwin Trail, not to be confused with the James L. Goodwin Conservation Area, is a newly-opened 14-mile multi-town trail in eastern Connecticut. It pretty amazingly spends very little time on roads—it seems to just go from conservation area to wildlife management area […]

South Farm Preserve

| December 3, 2016

South Farm Preserve

1.25 miles; Charlestown, RI Our last stop before lunch was another Charlestown Citizen’s Land Alliance property. This small preserve comes with a lot of history… a from a 1920s sauna to an 1830s sheep barn. There were 2 fields and some woodland trails. Aside from being so short, it was a lovely place. Well really, I guess […]

Moraine Preserve

| December 3, 2016

Moraine Preserve

1.84 miles; Charlestown, RI Our second stop today was a visit to this relatively new preserve belonging to the Charlestown Citizen’s Land Alliance. Geologically, it was a lot like Duval, which makes sense, since it’s part of the same glacial moraine (hence the name). We met a member of the Conservation Commission who encouraged us […]

Francis Carter Grassland Trail

| December 3, 2016

Francis Carter Grassland Trail

1.75 miles; Charlestown, RI Today was a 3-fer trail scouting trip with Ernie and Jen for his blog, Trails and Walks in Rhode Island. Our first stop was supposed to be a hike to check out the new trails at the Francis Carter Preserve, but they were not quite done yet, so we just did the […]

Lantern Hill

| December 1, 2016

Lantern Hill

1.15 miles; North Stonington, CT I had no time for a hike today, but the weather, for December 1st, was so good—brilliant sunshine and almost 60-degrees—that I couldn’t not hike, so I made a quick trip up Lantern Hill. Naturally, by the time I got up to the top the sun had gone behind clouds, but […]

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