Outdoor Trail and Product Reviews

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New Haven Road Race Training Program

McKirdy Trained – in partnership with Trailblazer – is proud to announce training programs for the New Haven Road Race 20k and Half Marathon! Whether you are a seasoned veteran or this is your first...

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Devil’s Den Nature Preserve

Don’t let the name fool you, Devil’s Den is a beautiful Nature Preserve located in Weston & Redding, Connecticut. At 1,756 acres, including 20 miles of trails, Devil’s Den is the largest continuous property...

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The North Face Reactor Hoodie

Product: The North Face Reactor Hoodie Best Uses: Working out when it’s a little chilly Keeping warm after a workout Why we like it: It’s not very often you find a good lightweight long...

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Project Shutter 004, Chatfield Hollow

Project Shutter 004. #PSCT004 An Instagram Meetup Saturday, June 18th Chatfield Hollow State Park 2:30PM-8PM The goal for these ProjectShutter Instameets are to Connect with other visual creators, Collaborate ideas and Inspire one another....

May through June is a critical period when female turtles undertake risky overland forays to reach nesting areas. During this time, they often cross roads, sometimes with fatal consequences. Be on the lookout for turtles crossing roads and give them a “brake!”

Why did the turtle cross the road?

Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is reminding residents to be on the lookout for turtles crossing roads. This is the nesting season egg-bearing aquatic turtles often cross roads in search of...

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The Preserve, Old Saybrook

“The Preserve” in Old Saybrook, Essex and Westbrook is a nearly 1000 acre forest protected in 2015 after many years of conservation efforts. It had been recognized as the largest remaining unprotected coastal forest...

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Employee Spotlight: Nakitta

Name? Nakitta Manseau What is your store and current position? Trailblazer Mohegan Sun, Assistant Manager What are some of your favorite things?  I love my family, my pups (Jessie- a 14 year old Lhasa...

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Mt. Cardigan, New Hampshire

“Look at all of the kids!” I couldn’t believe my eyes when we passed what had to be an entire class of elementary school kids coming down Mt. Cardigan. “How awesome would it have...

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Ashley’s Grand Canyon Adventure

Although goodbyes are often hard as friends slowly start moving away and settling down, more recently I’m seeing this as an opportunity to visit new places. A few months back a friend of mine...