Westerly Town Forest

| April 3, 2012

Westerly Town Forest

★★★★½  2.07 miles snuck a quick walk in at this property with a friend after gardening all afternoon. as usual, a very nice walk. well-marked and maintained trails. and, although i missed it at the time, somewhere on this trip i hit the 200-mile mark!

The Grills

| February 26, 2012

The Grills

★★★★★  3.67 miles just didn’t have the energy to research and map out a new trail today, so i revisited one of my 5-star faves. it didn’t disappoint. took a shot on a unmarked trail and wound up following the railroad tracks for a spell, but managed to loop back around to the marked trails. […]

Riverwood Preserve

| February 20, 2012

Riverwood Preserve

★★★★★  3.63 miles wonderful property, if a little weird to get on to (you walk right down someone’s driveway and through their front yard). old quarries, cellar holes, pawcatuck river views, chapman pond views… lots and lots to offer. great walk. and did it with a friend, which was something new! and fun! 50:50 hikey:walkey, […]

Westerly Town Forest

| February 13, 2012

Westerly Town Forest

★★★★ 2.43 miles a bit of a hiatus, between snow (what??? snow???? in winter???? in new england????) and previous obligations. this was a very pleasant place to hike; it was fairly walkey (20:80, hikey:walkey), a bit climby but not too bad, very nicely marked and maintained trails. just a little small would be my only […]

Champlin Glacier Park

| February 3, 2012

Champlin Glacier Park

★★  2.3 miles narrow little strip of parkland between 2 condo developments; you were walking in someone’s backyard most of the time. nice view from the shore road end. found 1 of the 2 geocaches on the property. prolly not my favorite, but then i was breaking in new hiking boots, so my attitude might […]

The Grills Preserve

| February 1, 2012

The Grills Preserve

★★★★★  5.37 miles so it shouldn’t be a total loss, i scooted out today when i thought i saw a break in the rain. wow, just wow. beautiful spot by the pawcatuck river in westerly. well maintained, well marked trails, 20:80 hikey:walkey, one looong stretch of climby. the first part of the walk was on […]

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