Nayantaquit Trail

22 11 2020

This trail, In Lyme, is a loop trail that has some ups and downs.

The fall beauty was lovely and rock formations were interesting.

Lots of mushrooms after our recent rains, also.

(This is part of the DEEP Sky’s the Limit 2020 challenge which encourages us to get outdoors.)





Lone Pine Trail

15 11 2020

This trail ascends and crosses the Braemore Preserve, which is a 95-acre scenic holding of the Town of Guilford, before joining the Mattabesett Trail.

Fall colors abounded on my hike; the crunch of leaves under foot and some interesting features, such as large quartz nuggets and unusual root uplifts made this an interesting walk.

(This is part of the DEEP Sky’s the Limit 2020 challenge which encourages us to get outdoors.)





Highlawn Forest Trails

8 11 2020

This trail is located at Blue-blazed trails headquarters, CT Forest and Park Association, in Rockfall.

I saw many indicators of human management of this site, including a coniferous plantation and recently chain-sawed trail clearings.

The tranquility within this relatively small tract contrasts with the busy noise of Route 66 on which it is located.

(This is part of the DEEP Sky’s the Limit 2020 challenge which encourages us to get outdoors.)





Haddam Meadows State Park

1 11 2020

The granddog and I enjoyed walking out the boat ramp and looking up and down the CT River.

The river access provides opportunities for beach-combing and throwing rocks.

The butterfly garden offers quiet contemplation and a place to search for painted rocks.

(This is part of the DEEP Sky’s the Limit 2020 challenge which encourages us to get outdoors.)