Next time you go for a hike in Connecticut feel lucky. Not only do we have places you can go and hike like Case Mountain in Manchester or Devil’s Hopyard in East Haddam, but the places we have are simple paths through the woods without man made structures lining your walk. The most man made it gets in Connecticut is a hash mark on a tree or rock marking a trail.
Last week when I went to Chicago to visit my friend, Julie, we drove two hours outside of the city to go “hiking” at Starved Rock State Park. Julie will hate me for putting parenthesis around hiking because she really wanted to go on a hike, not a walk. And, since Illinois is pretty flat, and we’d driven through nothing by cut corn fields to get there, I’d been teasing her along the way that we were going to have a leisurely stroll through some woods. I think I can safely say that we were both a little surprised when the elevation actually increased about 100 feet upon […]