Wales Coast Path, New Quay

| September 23, 2019

1 mile; New Quay, Wales, UK We had a lot of trouble even finding the Coast Path here, and gave up and just did a short stroll around town. Lots of lovely front doors in this town! There were still a lot of boats out on the beach? strand? Whatever you call it. The British […]

Browning Mill Pond

| August 15, 2019

Browning Mill Pond

1.7 miles; Exeter and Richmond, RI Just a short pre-lunch walk with a friend around this pretty little pond. We ambled through the abandoned fish hatchery and stopped to admire the cardinal flowers in bloom. There were also some very attractive joe pye weed plants that seemed to be a smaller variety than the ones […]

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 […]

West Rock Ridge SP

| June 20, 2019

West Rock Ridge SP

1.7 miles; Bethany and New Haven, CT My old hiking pal Stacy made a visit up from Florida, and we attempted to hike the length of the Regicides Trail, but only got as far as, uh, the junction with the Quinnipiac, the Regicides, and the Sanford Feeder Trail. It was raining, and the going was […]

Miner Preserve

| June 15, 2019

Miner Preserve

1 mile; Stonington, CT I didn’t bother to gps track this, so I just guessed 1 mile, but even that might be generous. It was a Bruce Fellman walk, and just a gorgeous preserve, but one that is, unfortunately, closed to the public. The only way to see this is on a sponsored guided walk […]

Stoddard Hill State Park

| April 17, 2019

Stoddard Hill State Park

.89 miles; Ledyard, CT [Editors Note: Once again I’ve broken my solemn vow to not let unposted hikes accumulate. I wound up almost a full month and 8 hikes behind. Mea culpa. Won’t happen again. I hope.] Stop the second was at a Connecticut State Park I must have passed by 1000 times and never […]

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