Barn Island WMA

Posted By on April 1, 2012

Barn Island WMA

★★★★½  5.72 miles

i know, right? barn island, again?? but this time was different. i went with the southeast ct adventurers meetup group, and the walk was co-led by an historian. we learned about a freed slave named venture smith, who bought a parcel on barn island in 1770. fascinating hike. i learned a lot about 18th century farming and property law in ct. loved it.

Cellarhole of Venture Smith

Cellarhole of Venture Smith

Looking Towards Barn Island

Looking Towards Barn Island

Loved This Headstone: “In Memory of Desire”

Loved This Headstone: “In Memory of Desire”

by the way, the last hike on wednesday, at the tillinghast management area, was the end for march. i only went out 15 times, which is just weird, because i went out 20 times in february and 21 times in january. you would think it would be the opposite. but there was a bit more rain, i guess, and other things intruded to cut down on my hiking time. on the other hand, i seem to be increasing my mileage, though not so dramatically between february (67.82) and march (68.34), as between january (57.01) and february.

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