Hike the trails at Nathan Lester House

The house is located at the intersection of Vinegar Hill Rd and Long Cove Rd in Ledyard, CT.  The park surrounds the farmhouse that was built in the 1700's.

This hike is beginner friendly.  It is 1.5 miles long and should not take more than an hour. It is a very easy hike in the woods on well marked trails.  There are some elevation gains, but most are gradual over a long distances.

This is a cool weather hike so you must be prepared. Clothing should be layered as well as proper gloves and footwear for winter conditions.  The trail could be muddy or snow covered in some areas.

You might want to bring a lumbar or day pack with some water and a light snack.

There is plenty of parking at the site and it is on the right after you travel down a short road into the park.

If the group is still up for more hiking we can proceed to Glacier Park and hike that trail.  Please see the previous meet up event for details on that trail.  It is not long, but it might be a bit difficult for beginners.  http://www.meetup.com/sect-adventurers/events/100437332/

Below is picture of the trail map at the park.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a link to the hike that I did to scout out the trail.

http://www.mapmywalk.com/routes/view/167494334

If you have questions or concerns, please post a comment and I will do my best to answer.

The date might change depending on the trail conditions and weather.

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  • Lenore

    I know Narragansett is a bit far for most of this group, but if anyone wants to take a sunset stroll on the beach on Wednesday, March 20, I will be organizing one. Meet in the Town Beach parking lot. Walk starts promptly at 5:30. Walk north to mouth of Narrow River and back. Nice stroll, but it will be dark coming back. Woo woo.
    You may wish to bring a bottle of water for yourself and maybe a flashlight. Since we will be on the beach, dress warmly, including hat and gloves.

    The address to use for your GPS for Narragansett Town Beach is 39 Boston Neck Rd, Narragansett, RI.

    March 13, 2013

    • sid

      Hi Lenore... Coincidentally, the AMC Narragansett Chapter group is hiking in Narragansett next Wednesday. We will be meeting at the towers at 6:00. I don't know if we will be doing the beach or not, but we sometimes do. The beach walk takes about an hour round trip (no flashlights required). You can join with us if you like, or just meet us for dinner after. The hike will be posted on our meetup site tonight or tommorow, or check out www.amcnarragansett.org.­

      March 13, 2013

    • Lenore

      Hi Sid, thanks for your kind invitation. But I am the organizer for the beach stroll, which I have done before. One of the times, it was so dark that a flashlight would have been appreciated. We almost walked right past the parking lot where our vehicles were parked. Off season, that area can be pretty dark on a cloudy night. I used to hike in the woods at night on the Metacomet Trail, without a flashlight. I have come nose to nose with deer, that way. Their snort scared me to death. I didn't know they were there.

      March 13, 2013

  • Lenore

    Thanks, John.

    March 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Lenore, You might want to have this walk discussion on the groups discussions board. Currently, the coments you post are only going out to people who signed up for this hike. The discussion board will email everyone in the group when new things are posted. The link to the discussion board in on the link bar under the group name above.

    March 13, 2013

  • Lenore

    Thanks, John. I look forward to next time.

    March 10, 2013

  • Lenore

    It was a delightful hike, the right speed, and the right company. The weather was springtime, and the sun was bright. It certainly beats Prozac!

    March 10, 2013

  • Tricia

    Perfect afternoon for a hike! This was my first hike and I really enjoyed it! Thanks John!

    March 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you for coming out everyone. I hope to have another hike up for the first weekend of April. I'm looking to make it a bit longer and I hope we have the same great turn out.

    1 · March 10, 2013

  • Sean M

    Thanks John!

    March 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Please remember that Daylight Saving time started this morning. Clocks moved one hour ahead. We will be starting this hike right at 1pm. If you are going to be a few minutes late thats ok. We have a lot of people on this hike and we can't wait a long time. Contact me if you have problems finding the location or are going to be a few minutes late. My cell phone number is[masked]

    March 10, 2013

  • Lenore

    Thanks, John. I will walk this time. I have gone skiing four times this winter. Once, I went XC skiing at Ninigret Park on runway 30. Twice, I skied down hill at Southington, and once at Berkshire East. Now, I am ready for spring.

    March 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We only got a couple of inches. It shouldn't be too bad if you wear hiking boots. It seems to be melting a bit also, so it might be a bit more muddy than I previously mentioned.

    March 9, 2013

  • sid

    Any idea how much snow they got there this week?

    March 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've never cross-country skied, so I don't really know, but there are a few uphill areas that might be difficult to ski up. The Map My Walk link does have a elevation profile, if that helps.

    1 · March 9, 2013

  • Lenore

    How flat is the terrain? Is cross country skiing possible?

    March 9, 2013

  • Lenore

    Sean, how long do you think your hike will take? Do you want company?

    1 · March 8, 2013

    • Sean M

      Around an hour, everyone is welcome to come.

      1 · March 8, 2013

  • Sean M

    I am in for the hike and am planning to go to Glacier Park afterwards/

    1 · March 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hiking boots will be fine. Hopefully the trail doesn't get too bad from all the rain we are going to get this week.

    1 · March 6, 2013

  • Lenore

    Welcome Karin. I am looking forward to this hike, too.

    March 6, 2013

  • Karin

    Hi I'm Karin, I am new to the group and look forward to Sunday's hike!

    1 · March 6, 2013

  • Lenore

    Do we need hip boots or just sturdy hiking boots?

    March 6, 2013

  • Lenore

    Does anyone know of a place where we can get a healthy bite to eat afterward? I ate at Ruby Tuesday's after the Coast Guard Concert, and the salad bar was excellent, better than usual. But it is a bit far from our hike.

    March 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The trail is 1.5 miles and is a fairly easy hike. There is some elevation change, but is not bad. This will be a hike for people to just get outside during a season where we spend too much time inside due to the weather.

    2 · March 5, 2013

  • Timika

    How long is the Trail?

    March 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I hiked the trail this last weekend and there are a couple of spots that are a bit muddy. Please make sure you wear boots or some type of comfortable footwear that won't leave you with wet feet.

    1 · March 5, 2013

  • William C.

    unfortunately i have drill this weekend...sounds like a nice hike, though.

    March 4, 2013

  • Maggie M.

    I am going to have to work on Sunday. Sorry

    March 1, 2013

  • Timika

    I'm coming. :-)

    February 26, 2013

  • A former member

    A former member changed the date and time from Sunday, March 03, 2013 at 1:00 PM to Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 1:00 PM

    February 26, 2013

  • Lenore

    March 10th is good for me.

    February 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have been informed that the Coast Guard is doing a performance on 03 March at 2pm and some people who have signed up for this hike were planning on attending that.

    If I don't get any negative responses, I will change the date to 10 March at 1pm. It will be a week from the currently scheduled date. Again I apologize for the changes in schedule, but I would like to accommodate as many people as possible. If the date does change, I promise that it will not change again.

    1 · February 25, 2013

  • Tricia

    Still sounds great! Sunday at 1 pm!

    February 25, 2013

  • Holly T.

    I might be able to attend.

    February 25, 2013

  • A former member

    A former member changed the date and time from Saturday, March 02, 2013 at 11:00 AM to Sunday, March 03, 2013 at 1:00 PM

    February 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am going to have to change the date and time on this event. I forgot that my son is swiming in the Eastern Connecticut Confrence for the Ledyard High swim team on Saturday. I am going to change it to Sunday at 1pm. If any one has problems with that time, I can also change it the same time, but on 9 March. I'm sorry to mess with everyone's schedule.

    February 25, 2013

  • Bob

    I'm a maybe for this one.

    February 24, 2013

  • Diana

    See everyone there!

    February 23, 2013

  • Lenore

    This sounds perfect for an early March hike. I am in!

    February 23, 2013

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