Browsing Category : New England

First Time Visitor’s Guide to Acadia National Park


  Thinking about checking off another box on your National Parks tour?  Spring is officially here, which means warmer temperatures and sunshine are finally on their way.  While there is fun to be had in all seasons, by far the best time to visit Acadia National Park is in the Summer and Fall.  So get ready to hit the road…

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Beginner’s guide to Winter Hikes in the White Mountains, New Hampshire


Winter is coming here! For some this may mean hibernation.  But for the adventurous souls, it means piling on a few more layers and getting out there to explore and play.  In New England the fun doesn’t stop when the temperatures drop – it’s just getting started.  But what do you do if you’re not a skier or snowboarder??  Cold temps…

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Gift Ideas for the Outdoor Adventurer


The holiday season is here, and it’s time to swing into elf mode and get that Christmas (or Hanukkah, or whatever other holiday you celebrate!) shopping finished (….. or started, if you are a solid procrastinator like me).   Have a camper, hiker, or other adventurous soul on your list?  Here are some great ideas for the outdoors-person in your life.…

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Connecticut and Rhode Island State Parks Quest


I recently read “The Happiness of Pursuit” by Chris Guillebeau and man, was I inspired!  In a nutshell – the book is about dedicating yourself to pursuing a quest, and shares the stories of a cast of fascinating characters and their quests, such as – visiting every country in the world (the author’s – and he did it!), walking across…

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Mount Tom & Mount Field Hike – NH 4000 Footers


Day two of our New Hampshire weekend adventure called for more hiking!  This time we studied our map (over a couple of beers, obviously) and settled on Mount Tom, Field, +/- Willey for our second hiking day. Hike Date – Sunday, February 19 2017 Distance – 7.2 miles (10 including Willey) Elevation – Mt. Tom – 4051 ft;  Mt. Field – 4340 ft Equipment –…

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Mount Pierce Hike – New Hampshire 4000 Footers


We had the fortune of having a long weekend planned in New Hampshire and a forecast that shaped up to be GREAT for some winter hiking.  We took full advantage and spent some time wandering the snowy White Mountains.  Up first – Mount Pierce. Hike Date – Saturday, February 18 2017 Distance – 6(ish) miles Elevation – 4,310 feet Equipment – snowshoes (Dion 121’s)…

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Hancocks Hike – NH 4000 footers


  On May 5 my hiking partner in crime and I decided to head up to NH and check off some peaks on our new quest to hike all of New Hampshire’s 48 4000(+) foot peaks.  With the help of a fantastic Groupon deal at the nearby Woodstock Inn, we arbitrarily settled on May 5-6, crossed our fingers, and hoped…

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A Sad Day in the Mountains


  Profile image from Kate Matrosova’s facebook page On Monday, February 16 Kate Matrosova, a 32 year old climber and investment banker from New York City was found dead on Mount Adams in the New Hampshire Presidential range, while attempting a Northern Presidential Traverse (Mount Madison, Adams, Jefferson, and Washington).  I did not know her.  I am not a mountaineer,…

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Mount Tecumseh Hike – NH 4000 footers


Hiking is one of my favorite things… Especially in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.  We New Englanders may not have the elevation and peaks of the West, but we have some pretty beautiful trails with some spectacular views.  Size ain’t everything, people! One of my goals is to get out and do some more hiking in the whites, especially…

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