Tagged: hiking

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Local Trails: Salmon River State Forest

 My hike in the Salmon River State Forest almost didn’t happen. In fact I had all intentions of doing a quick drive-by of Salmon River and then stopping at Machimoodus State Park further down...

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Local Trails: Roaring Brook Falls

Roaring it was not. This wasn’t much of a surprise based on the lack of rain we have had recently. A few weeks ago Chapman Falls at Devil’s Hopyard was also moving kind of...

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Snowshoeing Mt. Jackson, NH

I was looking to do a winter hike to the summit of a 4000 footer in The White Mountains and I wanted to include my friend Mike. He has been hiking for 40 years,...

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Local Trails: Lantern Hill

By guest blogger Ann Gargula If you are looking for a short kid friendly hike in Southeastern Connecticut, go walk up Lantern Hill.  I can say with authority that this is a kid friendly...

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Local Trails: Cockaponset State Forest – Chester

Last month my trusty and ever faithful companion Cinnamon and I hiked Millers Pond State Park and the northern portion of the expansive Cockaponset State Forest. As a follow-up to that adventure, we decided...

Massachusetts Hikes: Mt. Tom

Are you a flatlander from the Connecticut shore looking to do some leg burning in the mountains, but either can’t get up to the high peaks of Vermont or New Hampshire or can’t afford...

Gear Review: The North Face ThermoBall Jacket

Name/Store: Christine  – Denali Wakefield Product tested: Women’s The North Face ThermoBall Jacket Best uses for product: My favorite everything jacket! You can wear it inside like a hoodie. On the town. Shoveling, skiing,...

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Local Trails: Pachaug State Forest and Mt. Misery

Pachaug State Forest in Voluntown is the largest State Forest in Connecticut.  It encompasses 24,000 acres.  That equates to about 30 times the size of Devil’s Hopyard State Park! Needless to say, it was...