Ken Weber Conservation Area

| December 7, 2017

Ken Weber Conservation Area

.89 miles; Smithfield, RI This property’s full title is “The Ken Weber Conservation Area at Cascade Brook.” And the cascade in question is very nice. A friend claims it’s the highest natural waterfall in RI. So, not very high, really. This is such a pretty place, if small. It’s a very nice tribute to Ken […]

Shenipsit Trail, Section 2

| November 27, 2017

Shenipsit Trail, Section 2

9.3 miles; Glastonbury, CT Another ball-buster (or should the expression in my case be ovary-buster?) of a hike, at least for me. Lots of ups and downs and I actually missed a turn and had to extend it more than I wanted to. Some great views, too, but the wind today was brutal at the […]

Green Fall Gorge

| November 25, 2017

Green Fall Gorge

3.8 miles; Voluntown, CT This hike was mostly to check out the new bridge installed by the CFPA. I expected it to go across the Green Fall River, but I was wrong; instead, it makes a particularly tough section of the trail along the eastern side of the river much less treacherous. I also ran […]

Tryptophan Trot, Wolf Hill

| November 24, 2017

Tryptophan Trot, Wolf Hill

4 miles; Smithfield, RI This was the annual PCHC post-Thanksgiving Day food coma hike, this year at Wolf Hill in Smithfield. It was pretty cold, but very clear and bright. We got great views from the old Boy Scout camp site vantage. We had a small but intrepid group of hikers, and the weather, as […]

Shenipsit Trail, Section 1

| November 17, 2017

Shenipsit Trail, Section 1

11.7 miles; East Haddam and Glastonbury, CT Whew. When I decided to start knocking off the CFPA’s blue-blazed trails as a follow-up to the Bay Circuit Trail, I knew it would probably be a bit harder. Which, in the case of the Shenipsit Trail, turns out to be a serious mis-underestimation. To start with, I […]

Turner Reservoir Loop

| November 15, 2017

Turner Reservoir Loop

3 miles; East Providence, RI and Seekonk, MA The James V. Turner Reservoir in East Providence, Rhode Island, and Seekonk, Massachusetts, was constructed with the aid of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. Turner Reservoir was created in 1935 with the building of the Turner Dam, and the City of East Providence used it for […]

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