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 […]

Hoffman Evergreen Preserve

| December 15, 2012

Hoffman Evergreen Preserve

.91 miles   ★★★½ just a quick visit with a friend. this is really a pretty place, and i really have to come back here and do it right. i know i said that last time, but next time for sure! you can get an excellent trail map of this preserve from the avalonia land […]

Barn Island, Saltwater Farm Vineyard

| October 21, 2012

Barn Island, Saltwater Farm Vineyard

3.31 miles   ★★★★★ back to barn island again… i just can’t keep away. went with a couple friends on a leisurely stroll. the place was jumping! it was super busy with hikers, mountain bikers, joggers, dog walkers, and a couple of graduate students working on their theses, not to mention about a dozen boat trailers […]

Barn Island WMA, Again

| October 17, 2012

Barn Island WMA, Again

4.57 miles   ★★★★½ this was basically the same hike as last thursday, only this time with the “usual suspects.” perfect weather again. well, except for the fact that it was 32-degrees out this morning when i left my house. the shorts are definitely retired for the season! we saw a lot of folks out walking […]

Barn Island WMA

| October 11, 2012

Barn Island WMA

4.48 miles   ★★★★½ only ding here is that it is too short. beautiful fall day and a lovely walk partly in the woods and partly on a salt marsh. oh, and partly off the property and through a neighborhood, but only a bit over half a mile’s worth. the sky was that brilliant blue it […]

Barn Island WMA

| April 1, 2012

Barn Island WMA

★★★★½  5.72 miles i know, right? barn island, again?? but this time was different. i went with the southeast ct adventurers meetup group, and the walk was co-led by an historian. we learned about a freed slave named venture smith, who bought a parcel on barn island in 1770. fascinating hike. i learned a lot about […]

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