Spent a lovely Sunday with my friend Sharon. We drove around Mascoma Lake making many stops along the way. Sunday was an absolutely beautiful day for a drive. Our first stop was Gemstar Gemstones in Enfield. If you love rocks, crystals or beads you have to visit this place!
We stopped for lunch at Mickey's Roadside Tavern and I had my first summertime meal of whole belly clams! YUMMY
Sharon and I topped the day off with a stop at the Dairy Twirl in Lebanon. The line was long but they had three windows open so it moved quickly! First ice cream of the summer.
Davy put on a scorching show-if you like blues guitar and smooth vocals-I highly recommend this singer from Isle of Man.
Saturday, July 18, 9:30 a.m. The Ancient Hemlocks This route – notice I don’t say “trail” – is over fields and through the woods, up and down a logging road and over a rivulet or brook. You won’t have to remove footwear. The last half mile is up Little Canada Road, past the 1791 John Warner house. Dave Noake will welcome us there with a brief tour of the house and refreshments. The trees are about 500 years old. Your guide will use a compass to find his way through one section – he’s confident. Total distance 2 miles?
Saturday, August 1, 9:30 a.m. Tucker Trail Lookout From the green in Perkinsville we head up a road and a driveway and onto a wooded route that climbs to a fine southeastern view from the top of ledge. The difficulty is moderate to strenuous. The climb is steady, but the footing is good. The total distance is about 1.8 miles, up and back.
Sunday, August 9, 5 p.m. Ferry Road and the Connecticut River This generally level route heads down shaded Ferry Road and into Skyline Nursery. Soon it follows the river, sometimes with views. The total length is about 2 miles. Carol Orth is the leader.
Sunday, August 16, 11:30 a.m. To the Cabin We follow Swift’s Logging Road up to the crest of Pikes Peak ridge, then we follow a trail through the woods to Grace’s skiing trail, and then by woodsy trail on to Steve’s cabin. There is a nice view there. We will linger – some food will be available. The distance to the cabin will feel like 2 miles, plus a short walk on the
Saturday, August 29, 9:30 a.m.
Saturday, September 19, 9:30 a.m. Little Ascutney We will walk up to the ledges – very nice view – on a trail, or not, and then might loop around to the basin and its cellar holes. In large part this terrain is strenuous. There is first a steady climb, then a dip, and then a steep ascent to get from the parking lot at 900 feet to the summit of Little Ascutney at 1709 feet. The hike probably will take over two hours. Steve Snyder is the hike leader, we hope.
Saturday, October 10, 9:30 a.m. Cooks Pond