Arcadia WMA, Tefft Hill from the State Garage

| July 31, 2014

Arcadia WMA, Tefft Hill from the State Garage

4.75 miles, exeter, ri i think this is my favorite route onto arcadia. you park next to the state garage on route 3, nooseneck hill road, and walk down a trail under route 95. don’t know why this tickles me so, but it does. and this is also my favorite loop: the white-blazed arcadia crossover trail […]

Fowler Grindstone Preserve

| July 30, 2014

Fowler Grindstone Preserve

2.4 miles, north stonington, ct this was the second of the local preserves i wanted to explore today. it’s another very pretty place, and although it feels in places like you’re walking too close to houses, parts feel more remote. there’s a cool old cellar hole and a giant boulder with a ladder. and mysterious […]

Tefftweald at Birchenturn

| July 30, 2014

Tefftweald at Birchenturn

2.3 miles, north stonington, ct there are two largish preserves in north stonington that i had yet to explore, and they’re quite near each other, so i decided to do them both in one day. this was the first. i know the name sounds vaguely like a third reich fortification or something, but i am […]

Borderlands Trail

| July 29, 2014

Borderlands Trail

.5 miles, north stonington, ct i almost wasn’t going to even blog this hike, but hey, i did it, so here it is. borderlands trail is a fancy-sounding name for a walk around the ballfields surrounding the elementary school in north stonington. i “hiked” the stretch that runs between the school and the town’s recreation […]

Ayers Gap and Baileys Ravine

| July 29, 2014

Ayers Gap and Baileys Ravine

1.5 miles, franklin, ct well, this was an entertaining hike, if coming across a couple doing the nasty right beside the trail is your idea of entertainment. it’s not exactly mine, but hey, to each his/her own, i guess. this is a nature conservancy property and right off the bat it’s a very steep climb up […]

Wolf Hill

| July 27, 2014

Wolf Hill

4.32 miles, smithfield, ri this was my second time here but the first time with the providence county hiking club. oh, and the first time without snow. there are many more trails here than i mapped last time, and some of them have changed color. very confusing, and the blazing is hit or miss. we […]

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