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Appalachian Trail: 341 to Hoyt Road, Day 1

As of today, my dad and I have officially hiked the entire Connecticut portion of the Appalachian Trail, go us, go us (awkward happy dance)! OK, OK... I know that hiking 52 miles in sections is peanuts compared to hiking the entire 2,185 miles str...
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Appalachian Trail: 341 to Hoyt Road. Day 2

2nd day on the trail; to start at the beginning of this hike, click here: Appalachian Trail: 341 to Hoyt Road, Day 1 Day 2: Leaving Ten Mile Shelter for Hoyt Rd Parking Unfortunately, I did not sleep well. The fantasy I had in my mind of getting...
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Appalachian Trail: River Road to 341

According to the National Geographic map that I have, this segment of the trail is 4.7 miles. Starting Point: River Road Parking in Kent Ending Point: Off road parking on Route 341 Covers: Saint John's Ledges, Caleb's Peak, Fuller Mountain,...
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Roaring Brook Falls, Connecticut

Total length of trail (based on smart watch): .5 miles to the bottom of the falls. An additional .2 miles from there to hike up to the top, where the trail connects with the Mattatuck Trail. There are some more, smaller falls in this area as well. Th...
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Appalachian Trail: West Cornwall to Dawn Hill Rd.

According to the National Geographic map that I have, this segment of the trail is 7.3 miles (one way). Starting Point: West Cornwall Road Junction Ending Point: Dawn Hill Road/River Road Parking We started the trail at 10 in the morning and...
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Mattatuck Trail (Route 63)

The blue blazed, Mattatuck Trail is about 42 miles long, running all the way from Wolcott to Bantam, Connecticut. Today, my dad, JC and I decided to park at the lot off of route 63 and just take a leisurely walk to Heron Pond. It was the perfec...
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Kent Falls, Connecticut

It was strange seeing Kent Falls in Northwest Connecticut reduced to a tiny trickle of water, but a lack of rain this summer has unfortunately left the state in a bit of a drought. (According to the US Drought Monitor, Connecticut is at a level D2, w...
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Steep Rock Trail, Connecticut

What a great day for a hike! Ok...maybe, I say that every day - rain, sleet, snow, or shine... But, that being said, today really was what most people would consider the perfect day for a hike. It was breezy and warm, but not too hot, and of co...
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Hubbard Park in Meriden

Hubbard Park in Meriden, Connecticut is the backdrop for a great deal of both recent and childhood memories for me. One specific childhood memory, is of having a picnic there by the lake with my aunt and uncle, when I was around 6 years old. We we...
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Ibiza Tapas Bar in Danbury

Driving back to Connecticut, from Baltimore was pretty much smooth sailing... until we hit traffic around Danbury.  No worries. Instead of sitting in a parking lot, also known as Interstate 84, we got off the exit and found this little gem! ...
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Appalachian Trail Work Party

Earlier this month, I attended my first work party on the Appalachian Trail. If you've ever wondered how hiking trails stay nice and pretty all year long, it's because of work parties. Basically, a group of outdoor enthusiasts get together to help ma...