Tri-State Trek

| November 28, 2015

Tri-State Trek Stats Distance: 4.25 miles (lollipop loop) Level of Difficulty: Moderate Town(s): Thompson, CT; Douglas, MA; Burrillville, RI Property Owned By: State of CT, State of MA, State of RI Hunting Allowed: Yes Dogs Allowed: Yes Description So much to see on this great hike! This is a lollipop loop that starts and ends at the site of the only 4-train collision […]

Long Pond/Ell Pond

| November 1, 2015

Long Pond/Ell Pond Stats Distance: 1.6 miles (one way) Level of Difficulty: Strenuous Town: Hopkinton, RI Property Owned By: Nature Conservancy, RI Audubon Society, State of RI Hunting Allowed: On state land only Dogs Allowed: On state land only Description This Hopkinton, RI, section of the Narragansett Trail traverses a cluster of properties owned by the […]

Coogan Farm

| March 26, 2013

Coogan Farm

1 mile this was a very sedate garden club stroll through a property that the denison pequotsepos nature center is planning to buy in mystic. it was a very lovely place, and full of interesting features. and cows. there were cows. the dpnc’s plans include connecting trails on this property to their already extensive trail […]

Bamboozled on Barn Island

| March 2, 2013

Bamboozled on Barn Island

4.5 miles   2.7 mph i can’t believe, with the number of times i’ve walked this property, that i somehow missed a turn and got lost. i ended up about a half mile north of my car on palmer road. i think it turned out to be a slight shortcut, because i only managed 4 […]

Rock Springs Nature Preserve, Scotland, CT

| February 6, 2013

Rock Springs Nature Preserve, Scotland, CT

3.51 miles   2.7 mph this is a very interesting nature conservancy property. there was a stone bench at an amazing overlook that reminded me of nothing more than “amon hen” from tolkein’s the fellowship of the rings. this, if you recall (and i know you do; you’re all geeks, right?) was a hill on the west […]

Nipmuck Trail

| December 20, 2012

Nipmuck Trail

7.56 miles   ★★★★★ today was as close as i could get to a solstice hike. this property was absolutely fantastic. what a gorgeous place to hike. it really felt wild. i encountered some sort of water mammals (otters? beaver? muskrats?)—could see the splashes they were making, and they were yanking on low branches that hung […]

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