Tagged: local hikes

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...

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...

Local Trails: Sleeping Giant State Park

If you are driving along I-91 just north of New Haven you may notice some interesting hills that seem to just pop out of the ground. The trap rock of central Connecticut formed thousands...

Local Trails: Machimoodus State Park

Located about four miles due north of the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam is Machimoodus State Park. It occupies about 300 acres of land bordering the Salmon River. The park entrance is right...

Local Trails: Rocky Neck State Park

By guest blogger Paul Parulis I suspect many people in Connecticut are familiar with the approach to Rocky Neck State Park in Niantic. You get off Exit 72 from Interstate 95 and drive to...