Dean Easement and Hatch Lot

| October 5, 2019

Dean Easement and Hatch Lot

6.1 miles; East Haddam, CT Had this hike on my “Hikes I’d Like to Do” list forever, and just decided to go for it today. Glad I did… It’s a very nice property. This is actually a combination of two properties. Imma just let the Town of East Haddam take it from here: The 280-acre […]

Shenipsit Trail, Section 1

| November 17, 2017

Shenipsit Trail, Section 1

11.7 miles; East Haddam and Glastonbury, CT Whew. When I decided to start knocking off the CFPA’s blue-blazed trails as a follow-up to the Bay Circuit Trail, I knew it would probably be a bit harder. Which, in the case of the Shenipsit Trail, turns out to be a serious mis-underestimation. To start with, I […]

Devil’s Hopyard SF

| December 14, 2016

Devil’s Hopyard SF

3.68 miles; East Haddam, CT One of my PCHC friends decided to play hooky to go visit a real waterfall, so we headed over to Chapman Falls in Devil’s Hopyard SP. It did not disappoint! He was also impressed with the view from the end of the Vista Trail, and really, who wouldn’t be? Good hike. […]

Richard H. Goodwin Trail, Part 1

| December 11, 2016

Richard H. Goodwin Trail, Part 1

6.9 miles; East Haddam, Salem, Lyme, and East Lyme, CT The Richard H. Goodwin Trail, not to be confused with the James L. Goodwin Conservation Area, is a newly-opened 14-mile multi-town trail in eastern Connecticut. It pretty amazingly spends very little time on roads—it seems to just go from conservation area to wildlife management area […]

Machimoodus State Park

| September 4, 2016

Machimoodus State Park

3.5 miles; East Haddam, CT Area I’ve never hiked in before? Check. Views of the Salmon River? Check. Mysterious noises dating back centuries? Check, check, and check! I was in. This just started as a google maps perusal. I keep a custom google map of places I’d like to hike, named, uh, “Places I’d Like to […]

The Sky’s The Limit Challenge, Hike 2—Devil’s Hopyard State Park

| April 18, 2016

The Sky's The Limit Challenge, Hike 2—Devil’s Hopyard State Park

5.38 miles; East Haddam, CT After a long hiatus, I finally got back to tackling the Connecticut DEEP’s “The Sky’s the Limit Challenge” with my hiking companions Stacy and Dallas the Dog. Stacy knew this park quite well, as she lived in the area growing up, so we didn’t need our maps. This hike was a […]

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