If you enjoy hiking, biking, paddling or any other outdoor activity you should set aside some time Saturday June 5 to get outside. Outdoor lovers across the country will celebrate the 18th annual National Trails Day, a celebration of America’s incredible trail system and its many supporters and volunteers. Over 1,500 events will take place around Read More
River Road Kent 3 to 8 Miles Think you can’t hike on the Appalachian Trail? Think again. While sections of the AT in Connecticut can be difficult, the River Road hike in Kent is accessible to all hikers. In my opinion the best hiking in the state is in Litchfield County and this hike is Read More
What to do when foul weather keeps you from hitting the trail? Easy, plan your next hike. A trip to your local bookstore will reveal that there are many guidebooks for hiking in Connecticut. Some of them are quite useful, while others are not. I will break down the good from the bad at another Read More
At home today, I was watching the Minnesota Twins play the Cleveland Indians in an afternoon baseball game, which aside from a hike, is one of the best ways I can think to spend an afternoon. Worlds then collided when the broadcaster announced that the Twins will plant 100 trees in a Minnesota state park Read More
Devil’s Den Weston 6.5 miles Devil’s Den in Weston is another great place to introduce the family to the outdoors and is right in our backyard here in Fairfield County. The park covers 1,746 acres and is the largest nature preserve in Fairfield County. It is also one of the most visited parks in the Read More
Collis P. Huntington State Park Redding 5.5miles I do not want the people of Redding to be upset but I am about to spill a local secret. Huntington Sate Park is a great place to take the family hiking or for solo hikers and is right here in Fairfield County. The park covers over 800 Read More
Many people mark the beginning of Spring by the return of the American Robin to their yards, others note the season when the daffodils first bloom. For many hikers and campers the first sure sign of Spring is the arrival of the Campmor Spring catalog in their mailboxes. I always imagine the catalog arriving looking Read More
Hiking at Kettletown State Park, former home of the Pootatuck tribe.