Housatonic Range Trail, Connecticut

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Happy On The Trails

Approaching the Suicide ledges Approaching the Suicide ledges

One of the earliest trails Fielden Stream and I hiked when we were really beginning to get into regular hiking was a 1.3 mile section of the Housatonic Range trail in Connecticut. The total trail is 5.9 miles long and traces an old Native American footpath along the ridgelines south of those the Appalachian Trail follows as it enters Connecticut in Sherman.  That day we did a total 2.6 miles out-and-back, to cover the southern end, where Route 37 splits the trail.

Linus outside the cave Linus outside a boulder cave

Those mountains, Pine Knob and Candlewood mountain have some beautiful walks through evergreen forests, as well as twisting, piled boulders to scramble through and over, if you’d like to.  (There’s a few views to the ridges to the east from Pine Knob, but the summit of Candlewood is wooded). Luckily, the rest of the trail had beautiful forests and…

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Mystic, CT a Day Trip!

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When I begin to think about Mystic, CT the first thing that comes to mind is the Mystic Pizza movie. I think that is what most of us think about. Visiting Mystic,Ct is a wonderful experience that the whole family can enjoy. The movie alone brings swarms of people to visit. Its is a beautiful place to spend the day. It is also a great place to visit with your family.

Olde Mystic Village captured by Tickets For Four

Start Your day off at Old Mystic Village. It is located right next door to the Mystic Aquarium. Olde Mystic Village is a quaint village filled with shops, restaurants. and is a true experience. The village is open year round and holds special events throughout each season. For a complete list of what to do in Olde Mystic Village click here.

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In Waterbury, a sip of Conn.

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Architecture Here and There

Screen Shot 2019-01-24 at 2.52.14 PM.png Statehouse of Connecticut in Hartford. (Connecticut Architecture)

Next Wednesday I’ll be visiting Waterbury, Conn., for the first time in a great many years, and even then I did not visit but passed through. For a New Englander (by choice, not by birth) I have relatively little experience of the Nutmeg State, most of it whizzing by along the coast from the windows of Amtrak. Its countryside has always charmed this urbanist more than its big cities. Its smaller cities, Waterbury, Danbury, Bristol, New Britain, and towns such as Putnam, Pomfret and others along Route 44 and roads beyond I am more familiar with from trips long ago to see relatives in Springfield, Mass. My editor at the Providence Journal, Bob Whitcomb, once dragged me to Stonington, across the Pawcatuck from Westerly. He figured he’d surprise me with its beauty – and he did. It was lovely. I was…

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Exploring Olde Mystic Village

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Exploring Olde Mystic Village is one of my favorite thing to do in Mystic and is a must do when visiting Mystic,CT. Olde Mystic Village is located right next door to the Mystic Aquarium. It is a little village filled with all sorts of shops, restaurants, and even a movie theater. Olde Mystic Village can be enjoyed at any time during the year. This is a popular destination so even with plenty of parking finding a spot can be difficult. The good news is that Parking is FREE.

Old Mystic Village Map captured by Tickets For Four

I prefer to park in the parking lot North of sections 8 and 26-28. I walk to section 9-11 and start my adventure there. I will share some of my favorite shops and stops in the village.

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The first shop you will encounter is The…

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