Mamacoke Island

| July 12, 2019

Mamacoke Island

2.1 miles; New London, CT This was supposed to have been a lighthouse cruise with my friends Ernie and Jenn, but the cruise got cancelled due to “mechanical difficulties,” so we went hiking instead. This is such a special place, and I was so happy I could finally show it to someone! Mamacoke is part […]

Bull Hill Preserve

| July 8, 2019

Bull Hill Preserve

2.4 miles; Thompson, CT This hike was featured in a recent Peter Marteka Nature column, and since it was near a friend’s house in Thompson, I decided visited both. It’s a short hike but a gorgeous view. I forgot the map when I headed out this morning, so took a wrong turn (on purpose, or […]

Bell Cedar Swamp Post Rabbitat

| July 7, 2019

Bell Cedar Swamp Post Rabbitat

4.2 miles; North Stonington, CT I was curious to see the results of the “rabbitat” clearing that Avalonia had done on this nearby preserve, so I made a quick visit. They stayed pretty far away from the pond and the cemetery, so it’s not as shocking as I had frankly expected. This was along my […]

Shenipsit Trail Section 3

| July 1, 2019

Shenipsit Trail Section 3

8.1 miles; Glastonbury, Manchester, and Vernon, CT Wow, it’s been a year and a half since I last hiked the Shenipsit. It would be a vast understatement to say that last year was just not a great year for me. But I finally got back to trying to complete this blue-blazed hiking trail, and I’m […]

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