What we're about

Meet other local hiking enthusiasts as a group of friends exploring, learning, and having fun on the trail and occasionally other ways. Besides hiking we sometimes do: snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, camping, biking, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, etc.

We range all over CT, central to western MA, and sometimes southern NY. Occasionally we make trips further out typically to central and northern NY, VT, NH, and ME.

Upcoming events (3)

Hike Macedonia Brook State Park in Kent, CT

Macedonia Brook State Park

We will hike the Macedonia Ridge Trail ascending to the peaks of 3 modest mountains; Cobble Mountain, South Cobble and Pine Hill, with many scenic views to enjoy. We will then extend the distance and complete the park loop. The plan makes this distance about 7.5 miles and should take between 3-4 hours. This is a challenging hike with several hundred feet of elevation gain and some parts of the trail are steep and lots of rocks. After you leave Kent and head past the Kent School, there is NO CELL service. There are park signs that will get you into the park. Just follow them. We are going to park in the first picnic area on the left. There is a bathroom-outhouse. Hiking boots, water, trail snacks and layered non cotton clothing required. Hiking poles are a big help. Park in the first parking area after park entrance near Macedonia ridge trail head (blue blaze ). There is no entrance or parking fee. It is a long drive so PLEASE give yourself plenty of time to get there so we can start at 9:30. Check out the distance on GPS before the morning of. I will check with Kent Pizza for after hike food. It is usually very good. I understand that common sense is not common but if you know you have been in contact with the COVID virus or do not feel well please do not attend. I am now manually moving people to the "Yes" list. You will start on the waitlist. http://www.ct.gov/deep/lib/deep/stateparks/maps/macedonia.pdf --- Legal Stuff --- By clicking on "Yes" for this event you agree, warrant, and covenant as follows: COVID19 Consideration: There is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any public place where other people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and even death. By voluntarily participating in an event organized by Hartford Area Hiking you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. In consideration for accepting this entry, I, the registrant, intending to be legally bound, hereby, for myself, my heirs, my executors and administrators, do waive and release any and all rights for damages I may have against any parties or persons connected with the Hartford Area Hiking meetup group for and related to the above listed event. I attest and verify that I am physically fit to participate in any portion of this above listed event. I grant Hartford Area Hiking permission to use any photographs, film or videotapes of this event for any purpose. I further attest that I, the registrant, am fully and completely responsible for any guests that I bring to the event, whether registered or not.

First Thursday: TBD

Needs a location

Due to my just now finalized teaching schedule, beginning with the September 3, 2020 hike, First Wednesdays will become First Thursdays and will have to start late in the morning. First Thursday hike locations vary; every month I try to find a different place but will revisit favorites from time to time. I usually post location 2 weeks in advance. --- Legal Stuff --- By clicking on "Yes" for this event you agree, warrant, and covenant as follows: In consideration for accepting this entry, I, the registrant, intending to be legally bound, hereby, for myself, my heirs, my executors and administrators, do waive and release any and all rights for damages I may have against any parties or persons connected with the Hartford Area Hiking meetup group for and related to the above listed event. I attest and verify that I am physically fit to participate in any portion of this above listed event. I grant Hartford Area Hiking permission to use any photographs, film or videotapes of this event for any purpose.

First Thursday: TBD

Needs a location

Due to my just now finalized teaching schedule, beginning with the September 3, 2020 hike, First Wednesdays will become First Thursdays and will have to start late in the morning. First Thursday hike locations vary; every month I try to find a different place but will revisit favorites from time to time. I usually post location 2 weeks in advance. --- Legal Stuff --- By clicking on "Yes" for this event you agree, warrant, and covenant as follows: In consideration for accepting this entry, I, the registrant, intending to be legally bound, hereby, for myself, my heirs, my executors and administrators, do waive and release any and all rights for damages I may have against any parties or persons connected with the Hartford Area Hiking meetup group for and related to the above listed event. I attest and verify that I am physically fit to participate in any portion of this above listed event. I grant Hartford Area Hiking permission to use any photographs, film or videotapes of this event for any purpose.

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