Outer Thimble Island

| July 25, 2019

Outer Thimble Island

Branford, CT This isn’t really an account of a hike, per se, but a visit to an absolutely beautiful little island off the coast of Branford, Connecticut, that I (naturally) first read about in a Peter Marteka column. First some geography: The Thimble Islands, named after the once-ubiquitous thimbleberry bush and a prime source of […]

Coventry Greenway West

| July 24, 2019

2.5 miles; Coventry, RI This was a quick after-work hike… well, for those of us who still work. We had a nice little group for this section of the Washington Secondary. Only 1 more section to go now that’s passable. There are a whole lotta lakes in Coventry, and some very pretty lakeside properties. I […]

Arcadia South from the State Garage

| July 22, 2019

Arcadia South from the State Garage

3.9 miles; Exeter and Richmond, RI A continuation of the earlier hike today, still looking for Black Trumpets. I did not find any here, either, but I did find something unexpected… that I’m allergic to bee stings. Oh, happy joy. I totally need to revise my Favorite Hikes page about this hike. There’s now a […]

Canonchet/Hoxie Preserve

| July 22, 2019

Canonchet/Hoxie Preserve

2.5 miles; Hopkinton, RI It’s once again Black Trumpet mushroom season, and I headed to this property because I had heard “it was lousy with black trumpets” last year. Alas, not this year. But I did find the motherlode of Golden Chanterelles! There were literally more of these than I could pick in good conscience. […]

Coventry Greenway East

| July 20, 2019

Coventry Greenway East

2.86 miles; Coventry, RI A continuation of the Trails & Walks group’s hike of the entire Washington Secondary Bike Path, this section runs through Coventry. Temps for our last section of this, done last December, were in the single digits. Today it was expected that they might hit TRIPLE digits. Ah, New England… Because it […]

Regicides Trail, Part 1

| July 15, 2019

Regicides Trail, Part 1

6 miles; New Haven, CT I decided to do this 7-mile blue-blazed trail in sections after seeing how intense it was with my friend Stacy last month. VERY glad I made this decision. It’s a rugged trail and has some serious ups and downs. Interesting, though. Can’t wait to do more. First off, last month […]

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