Sunday, September 21, 2014

Hiking in Connecticut

Today we headed up to central Connecticut to hike the Metacomet Trail past two reservoirs, up to Castle Craig and back.  This 4.6 mile in-and-out hike is detailed in AMC's Best Day Hikes in Connecticut. (This book provides a good description of the hike, but the trailhead was hard to find and the short walk on Route 71 left a lot to be desired.)

While fall technically does not start until tomorrow, we were treated with some pops of early color.

I wanted to call this the creepy-crawly hike, since our wildlife spotting was limited to newts, toads, frogs, and a gigantic millipede.

Lots of beautiful sites on the trail today:


  1. Your photos are spectacular. Looks like a beautiful place to visit.

  2. Great photos! It's still close to 90 here in Texas- and as a New Englander through college, these pics make me miss the fall leaves! Although, I don't miss the winter snows!

  3. Wow - gorgeous place!!! You're an amazing photographer.