CT: Southbury: Kettletown Park (Hiking)

I researched for an easy, short but scenic trail due to an injury preventing me from strenuous athletics. So on a perfect June day with no humidity and 70 degrees, I found Brook Trail. Kettletown Park is a CT State park free to CT residents in Southbury. The brook had so much character throughout withContinue reading “CT: Southbury: Kettletown Park (Hiking)”

CT: Litchfield County-New Milford-Lovers Leap

Every place you go can turn into its own fairytale if you allow yourself to be taken in by the folklore and step into the tale. Lover’s Leap is one of those places which I feel even closer to my friend professed her love to her husband with a lock on the bridge. Not farContinue reading “CT: Litchfield County-New Milford-Lovers Leap”

CT: New Haven County- East Haven- Farms River (Sunset Paddle)

A sunset paddle that took a little work but was well worth it! First shot is a panoramic shot. Farm River, East Haven, CT , 9/10/21 On the way to the Sound I noticed the sun reflecting through the top window of a home. I paddled backward, then forward, leaned over to get it centeredContinue reading “CT: New Haven County- East Haven- Farms River (Sunset Paddle)”

CT: Litchfield- White Memorial- Bantam River (Kayaking)

I started kayaking in 2020 during the COVID pandemic. Bantam River was one of the first places I paddled. I park at Whites Wood Road to put in. Normally I go left into Bantam Lake. Reason being that on the right there’s a beaver dam that I could never get over. With a lot ofContinue reading “CT: Litchfield- White Memorial- Bantam River (Kayaking)”

NY: Ulster County- Saugerties- Esopus Creek (Kayaking)

Had a nice paddle on the Esopus Creek in Saugerties. I launched at Saugerties Village Beach at 47 S Partition Street, NY. The creek is along side Esopus Bend Nature preserve. A very easy flat water paddle. There was also the ability to stop along the nature preserve along the way which provided a pathwayContinue reading “NY: Ulster County- Saugerties- Esopus Creek (Kayaking)”

CT: East Haven- Farms River & Granite Bay (Kayaking)

I started my launch in a new location in East Haven, CT at Farms River. There were several choices in what type of paddle to experience. I chose to start with a paddle up River. It was a nice and easy up river paddle with ospreys nests and houses with docks along the sides. SeemedContinue reading “CT: East Haven- Farms River & Granite Bay (Kayaking)”

RI-Newport-Battery Park Sunset

I was given a local tip for a sunset location in Newport away from the crowds and I found it perfect. I knew it would be fun as I approached as I best enjoy locations which offer other areas of focus in addition the sun. I ran around the park trying to get the sunContinue reading “RI-Newport-Battery Park Sunset”

RI: Charlestown- Ninigret Pond (kayaking)

Researching places to yak in Rhode Island I was intrigued by Ninigret pond as it was said to have very clear waters and was also located in an inlet of the ocean beyond. Additionally I found a launch within the Ninigret Wildlife Preserve in Ninigret Park. This offered much more than just a kayaking experienceContinue reading “RI: Charlestown- Ninigret Pond (kayaking)”

CT: Fairfield County- Stamford- Cove Island Park (Kayaking)

Funny thing is I live in Stamford, CT and yet this is the first time I ventured with my kayak to Cove Island Park. The likely reason is that it’s on Long Island Sound and I’m a lazy river type of “yak-er.” The launch is easy from the large parking lot and quite appealing intoContinue reading “CT: Fairfield County- Stamford- Cove Island Park (Kayaking)”

CT: New Haven County- Milford- Charles Island Music Festival

For the fifth year, the Charles Island Music Festival was held off of Silver Sands State Park on a barge! This annual event benefits the Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital. It’s otherwise a free event but given it’s great cause and how well it’s orchestrated, I would recommend a donation. I generally kayak lakes andContinue reading “CT: New Haven County- Milford- Charles Island Music Festival”