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 […]

Air Line and SNETT Trails

| May 7, 2017

Air Line and SNETT Trails

7.9 miles; Thompson, CT, Burrilville, RI, and Douglas, MA Actually this was me hiking to meet some friends who were doing the Coffeehouse Loop in the Douglas State Forest, but I just had to do more mileage. Most of my return was on the Southern New England Trunkline Trail, or SNETT, which is pretty nice […]

The Sky’s The Limit Challenge, Hike 1—Airline Trail State Park

| March 7, 2016

The Sky's The Limit Challenge, Hike 1—Airline Trail State Park

9.5 miles; Thompson, CT The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has decided to sponsor a second year’s “The Sky’s the Limit Challenge.” I’ll outsource the description to them: The 2015 “Sky’s the Limit Hiking Challenge” was designed to promote hiking in Connecticut’s State Parks and Forests. Hundreds of people enjoyed the opportunity […]

Tri-State Trek and Coffeehouse Loop

| November 3, 2015

Tri-State Trek and Coffeehouse Loop

9.7 miles; thompson, ct, burrillville, ri, and douglas, ma met a friend here by hiking in to the coffeehouse loop in douglas state forest from the airline trail trailhead. she doesn’t do long hikes, but wanted to begin to check out the douglas state forest, and i, well, love long hikes. we met at 8:00 […]

Airline Trail & Robbins Preserve

| April 4, 2015

Airline Trail & Robbins Preserve

4.13 miles; thompson, ct i guess the providence county hiking club was too optimistic about trail conditions even at this late date, because the originally-scheduled hike was another tri-state trek, but there was waaaay too much snow on the airline trail, so we punted and visited a wyndham land trust property also in thompson. it […]

Tri-State Trek

| December 27, 2014

Tri-State Trek

4 miles; thompson, ct a providence county hiking club hike again, and this time i kind of made up a loop from older hikes. we hiked 4 miles in 3 states. i kind of forgot what a bear that first mile up to the tri-state marker and then the midstate trail can be coming from ct,  but it […]

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