Bay Circuit Trail Section 23

| September 27, 2017

7.86 miles; East Bridgewater and Hanson, MA Today I cracked 200 miles on the BCT and yet…sigh. Once again, this section included only a brief, albeit fascinating, hike in the woods and a ton of roads. Also sad because there are only 2 sections left. And what the heck is with this weather? Once again […]

Hodge Pond, “Twin Oaks Farm”

| September 25, 2017

Hodge Pond, “Twin Oaks Farm”

5.06 miles; Voluntown, CT This was supposed to be a mushroom-hunting hike, but there was nary a fungus to be seen except for some old gilled things of questionable edibility. So I also did a little exploring of the old cellar hole complex I call “Twin Oaks Farm” and took a side-trip down to Coal […]

Narragansett Trail, Final Section

| September 23, 2017

Narragansett Trail, Final Section

4.87 miles, Hopkinton, RI This last section hike of the Providence County Hiking Club of the Narragansett Trail consisted of the entire extant Rhode Island part, and went through the Yawgoog Scout Camp. It’s probably also the hardest hike in RI, including as it does the trails around Long and El Ponds in Hopkinton. Kicked […]

Unnamed Parcel, N. Stonington

| September 21, 2017

Unnamed Parcel, N. Stonington

5 miles; North Stonington, Griswold, and Preston, CT Some Garden Club friends who are also members of Avalonia Land Conservancy invited me along to view a parcel they’re trying to get the money together to purchase in North Stonington. It is a huge, 400-acre property which abuts some Nature Conservancy parcels and other Avalonia land, […]

Bay Circuit Trail Section 22

| September 18, 2017

6.68 miles; West Bridgewater, Bridgewater, & East Bridgewater, MA Worst section yet, I think. First, it was icky out, misty and cool. Second, all but the last 9/10s of a mile was roads. Third, did I mention it was almost entirely on the roads? Fourth, part of it wasn’t even the BCT—today’s section included a […]

Retreat Trails, Brattleboro

| September 16, 2017

Retreat Trails, Brattleboro

7.17 miles; Brattleboro, VT The hubs and I took a short, 2-night trip up to Brattleboro, Vermont, to do some recreating and eat at our favorite restaurant, TJ Buckley’s. The B&B we stayed in, 1868 Crosby House, backed onto a big property called The Retreat Farm, and it had 9 miles of hiking trails. Sold! […]

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