CT: Hartford County- Ragged Mountain (Fall)

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 volunteersContinue reading “CT: Hartford County- Ragged Mountain (Fall)”

CT: New Haven County- Meriden- Castle Craig

A 72 degree day in late October in CT and the full harvest moon is to rise on a clear night at a reasonable time. There’s so much to be done – work, cooking, cleaning and a list of to dos. But the town of Meriden was keeping the access road open to the CastleContinue reading “CT: New Haven County- Meriden- Castle Craig”

MA: Berkshires- West Stockbridge- Olivia’s Overlook

I appreciate opportunities to drive up to an overlook after hiking so much to them! Olivia’s Overlook provides that opportunity! The first time I went to this spot was on a road bike tour so it was a quick resting spot after struggling up a steep hill. Much easier to appreciate driving to it whichContinue reading “MA: Berkshires- West Stockbridge- Olivia’s Overlook”

MA- Greenfield- Poet’s Seat Tower

Generally speaking I am a planner professionally and otherwise but it’s hard to plan Fall excursions between the weather and determining where is peak foliage. I found out about Poets Seat Tower at the last minute and this years turning of the trees has been erratic. This was my lucky day! The quintessential fall colorsContinue reading “MA- Greenfield- Poet’s Seat Tower”

VT- Manchester Area-Mount Equinox Skyline Drive

Another Indian summer day. This Fall has been a bit unusual for predicting peak colors as they appear muted from the warmth of the season. Nonetheless, I have read of the Mount Equinox skyline drive and knowing it was only opened from Memorial Day through the end of October decided this was pretty much theContinue reading “VT- Manchester Area-Mount Equinox Skyline Drive”

NY: Delaware County- Stamford- Mt Utsayantha

Per their website, Located just outside of the Catskill Forest Preserve is the 3214 foot Mount Utsayantha and it’s popular fire tower. It is located just southeast of the village of Stamford in Delaware County After a couple of days of hiking about 12 miles an overlook to a fire tower with a driveable roadContinue reading “NY: Delaware County- Stamford- Mt Utsayantha”

NY: Catskills Region- Huckleberry Point

A moderate hike with a surprise series of waterfalls! The distance was manageable at 5 total miles out and back to the point with clear markers along the way. Start on blue for about a mile and then switch to the yellow at a hard right until you could go no further. As you startContinue reading “NY: Catskills Region- Huckleberry Point”

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- Litchfield County- Mount Tom State Park

Have only a quick minute? Is it a clear day? The hike up tower trail is only a 1.3 mile loop to a cool tower with steep stairs and a 360 view. An effort was made to clear trees to improve this view which I’m told is a must in the Fall! The route downContinue reading “CT- Litchfield County- Mount Tom State Park”

NY: Hudson Valley- Garrison-Boscobel House & Gardens

I learned of Boscobel from my cousin as an awesome venue to see Shakespeare performances in a beautiful outdoor landscape on the Hudson. A recent trip to Boscobel surprised me as it turned out to host a farmers market on Saturdays so I had a lovely last minute picnic with fresh kalamata olive bread andContinue reading “NY: Hudson Valley- Garrison-Boscobel House & Gardens”