Airline Trail & Tri-State Marker

| April 7, 2012

Airline Trail & Tri-State Marker

★★★★½  2.1 miles quick trip up the airline trail to the ct-ma-ri marker. the airline trail is a former railroad bed for a train that used to connect new york and boston, and ran through east thompson, ct. we hopped on at new road and east thompson road, the site of the only 4-train wreck […]

DuVal Trail

| April 4, 2012

DuVal Trail

★★★★  5.38 miles wednesday hike with the usual master gardener suspects. wow, who knew south kingstown was so mountainous! don’t let this bucolic trailhead fool you, this hike was climby, climby, climby! beautiful open woodlands, great view of block island (from one of the higher points), about 80:20, hikey:walkey. the weather was glorious.

Westerly Town Forest

| April 3, 2012

Westerly Town Forest

★★★★½  2.07 miles snuck a quick walk in at this property with a friend after gardening all afternoon. as usual, a very nice walk. well-marked and maintained trails. and, although i missed it at the time, somewhere on this trip i hit the 200-mile mark!

Barn Island WMA

| 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 […]

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