Mind, body and spirit can all be improved with a fulfilling walk in nature. Having previously been on an exciting moon hike at Ragged Mountain I decided to try a Fall walk on what turned out to be a perfect 70s weather day in October.
I paused to recognize the efforts of the many volunteers who maintain the trail markers and clear the fallen trees to allow us to proceed. The stand out though of this moderate hike are the frequent overlooks!
I chose the blue/orange trail to blue than back to blue/orange which provided a 4.5 mile loop back to the lot at 437 West Lane in Berlin, CT.
The fall colors were just starting to pop around each corner. Years before I wouldn’t have appreciated how dramatic the changing colors of a single tree can appear on the back drop of a clear blue sky.
I now offer myself the time to pause at each overlook and reflect on what it uniquely offers – a cracked rock, a piece of the Ragged Mountain, a recently manicured landscape, a mansion on a hill and a church steeple peeking above the tree line, to name a few.
Definitely worth the jaunt no matter the season.