Secret Nature in Newtown

Last weekend while visiting family in Connecticut, we ventured out to one of Andrew’s childhood hiking spots.  This little gem of conservation land is nestled among the busy streets and neighborhoods in Newtown, Connecticut.  First we drove along the northern edge of the property on Orchard Hill Road as Andrew tried to remember where to…

Heart Hike

On the weekend before last,  we ventured to Charlotte Vermont to Mount Philo State Park.  Lindsay’s friends Jamie, Matt, and Rylan were hosting the 2nd Heart Hike fundraiser for Boston Children’s Hospital.  You can learn more about miracle baby Rylan here: https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/rylansheart. We arrived on a sunny morning and met the group in the parking lot…

Moose Tracks and Coyote Scat

We had some important bike purchasing to do in Plymouth, NH at Rhino Bike Works on the weekend before last (get ready for some bike blogs!), and stopped off in the White Mountain National Forest for a short walk afterwards.  We decided to check out Peaked Hill Pond via the Peaked Hill Pond Trail.  The…

Lone Oak on a Hill Hike

Last weekend, Andrew found a fun place for all of us to hike that he remembered reading about on 1 Happy Hiker’s blog: Lackie Lone Oak Trail.  This private property is under conservation easement with the Upper Valley Land Trust in Bath, NH.  There is parking for 1-2 cars off Abbott Ave (which is off of 135) next…

Fox Hill Fun

Last weekend we headed out on a beautifully sunny day for a hike at Fox Hill Park in Franconia, NH.  The park is maintained by the Franconia Conservation Commission and can easily be found on Dow Ave off of Route 18.  We’ve hiked here before and blogged about it (Fox Hill), but we checked out a few…

Rail Trail Walk

A few weekends ago, we decided to get out for a walk on a sunny winter day.  Lindsay knew that convincing Alden to hike far might be tricky so she suggested a walk along one of the snowmobile corridors (Ammonoosuc Rail Trail) in Littleton, NH, with the incentive of a sled ride when his legs got tired.…

Littleton Views

A couple of weeks ago we headed over to Kilburn Crags in Littleton, NH.  We’ve lived in the area for a few years and this has been on our to-do list and we finally had the perfect day to go.  Parking is on Route 135 on the way from Littleton to Monroe, NH. The trail…