Since childhood, my love of the outdoors has always been a part of me. And as an adult, I hope to share that passion with my own children.
So, I offered this challenge to my family, to join me in exploring the hidden treasures and more popular gems Connecticut and the surrounding region have to offer. From hiking to biking to kayaking, I hope my window into the outside world inspires you to explore as well.Elementary School Trails
Although the going was slow, the whole ordeal did give me the opportunity to take in the sights around me. Draped in white, the landscape is quite beautiful. Surrounded by a variety of flora, I took the time to check out the 20 well-placed interpretative signs that dot the trail.
Connecting paths offer hikers a chance to explore the outer boundaries of the wooded area. But, with the molasses-like pace I was keeping, I decided to stay on track. And, I'm glad I did. At the halfway point, I made my way around the vernal pool and finally got my rhythm. The snow, a bit more compact, only had me sinking to my ankles. However, it wasn't enough to stop the snow from filtering down into my boots.Just chalk it up to another ‘trial' to overcome on this short, but scenic trail. And although it's a hike worth returning to come spring, I plan on bringing some snow shoes the next time I tackle it in winter.
Trail Difficulty: Easy (when no snow)Total Distance: .5 to 2 miles (combined trails)