Best Hikes with Kids Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island  by Cynthia Copeland, Thomas J. Lewis, & Emily Kerr

Best Hikes with Kids: Connecticut, Massachusetts, & Rhode Island Guide Book

by Cynthia Copeland, Thomas J. Lewis, & Emily Kerr (The Mountaineers Books)
Best Hikes with Kids Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island  by Cynthia Copeland, Thomas J. Lewis, & Emily Kerr
Climb to the top of a stone tower in a Connecticut state park, hike to a double waterfall in Massachusetts, and explore one of Rhode Island’s ocean beaches. These are just a few of the highlights families (and anyone looking for an easy hike) will find in Best Hikes with Kids: Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. Each outing highlights points of interest and opportunities for learning about nature on the trail. Includes: 80 hikes selected for kid appeal, accessible from urban areas; great hikes for anyone seeking short, easy adventures; hikes ranging from 1 to 6 miles round-trip, with optional turn-around points; trails rated according to difficulty for children; handy sidebars with info on animals, plants, geology, and fun activities near the hike; and graphic two-color layouts which provide key data at a glance.

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Trails from the "Best Hikes with Kids: Connecticut, Massachusetts, & Rhode Island" Guide Book
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Arcadia Trail in the Arcadia Management Area is maintained by the Rhode Island chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club and is popular in the summer months with local folks as well as out-of-towners d ...
Hope Valley, RI - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
Where else can you listen to a talking and singing worm, create your own storms and droughts, and observe bees making honeycomb all in a “green building”? This is just a small sampling of what the Kim ...
Greenwich, CT - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.8
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This is a spectacular waterfall by anyone’s standards. At its most dramatic point, a huge boulder splits the river and sends the water plunging into a deep pool in a set of twin falls. Flat, poolside ...
Lakeville, CT - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.7
While the sight of the river tumbling and spilling down the wide, step-like rocks delights children, the ever-present sound of the cascading water soothes adult ears. The trip to Stepstone Falls via t ...
Hope Valley, RI - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.5
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Although you are likely to find strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries along the trail to Berry Pond (depending, of course, on the season), the pond gets its name not from the trailside fruit but f ...
Pittsfield, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.8
A sandy beach road stretching along the dunes of Block Island’s northernmost tip is the major trail within and adjacent to the 127-acre Block Island National Wildlife Refuge. In addition to the always ...
Block Island, RI - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
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Don your sturdy hiking boots, pack a pair of binoculars, and head for Totoket Mountain’s Bluff Head on a bright, clear day. Much of this trail flirts with the edge of the steep cliff, affording dizzyi ...
Wallingford, CT - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
It’s hard to find a stretch of Connecticut seashore that is not overrun with condominiums, dockside boutiques, or waterfront industry. But a 780-acre tract of land known as Bluff Point offers a refuge ...
Groton, CT - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
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Nestled in the hills of northwestern Connecticut, Burr Pond State Park is the site of Borden’s first condensed milk factory, built in 1854. The well-worn Blue Trail encircles the 88-acre Burr Pond, pa ...
Winsted, CT - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
From atop the tower at Castle Craig, you will be able to see the Sleeping Giant hills to the south, the Metacomet ridges to the north, and, far away, Mount Tom in Massachusetts and the distant hills o ...
Meriden, CT - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
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The island of Martha’s Vineyard, just 5 miles off of the south shore of Cape Cod, attracted its first permanent white settlers in 1642 and now, nearly 350 years later, welcomes a flood of visitors eac ...
Vineyard Haven, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
On a warm summer day, the beach and swimming area at Schreeder Pond teem with activity. Parking spots are tough to come by and picnic tables are filled as quickly as they are vacated. But the 18 miles ...
Clinton, CT - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
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This one will take your breath away—literally, at first, as you pick your way up a steep slope for 0.25 mile and then figuratively as you gaze from atop a rocky outcrop at the distant hills and the to ...
Meriden, CT - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.2
Hiking the trails at Clay Head will appeal to anyone who appreciates ocean bluffs, beachcombing, and bird-watching. The cliffs known as Clay Head tower 50 to 100 feet over the pounding surf and stretc ...
Block Island, RI - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
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While the adults are gazing at the mansions—the sixty- or seventy-room “summer cottages”—that line one side of this path, the kids will no doubt be looking in the other direction at the sea crashing a ...
Newport, RI - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
Kids and caves go together like cookies and milk. Coginchaug Cave, along the Mattabesett Trail, rises 30 feet high and stretches more than 50 feet along the base of a cliff. It is said to have provide ...
Higganum, CT - Hiking,Walking - Trail Length: 2.2
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In New England, they say that if today’s weather doesn’t suit you, just wait a few weeks—it’s sure to change. On this hike, if a particular section of trail doesn’t inspire you, just walk a few tenths ...
Canaan, CT - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.8
Ask a dozen locals how this park got its name and you’ll hear a dozen different tales. One legend claims that the numerous potholes at the base of Chapman Falls were created when the devil hopped with ...
Colchester, CT - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.6
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There is no question that this is the real thing—a true mountain. The climb is steady and the effort is well rewarded by breathtaking panoramas from atop the rocky summit called Squaw Peak. According ...
Housatonic, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8
All hikers were not created equal—even (especially?) within the same family. Perhaps you have younger children who set a pokey pace as well as older, goal-oriented preteens who push hard for the summi ...
Woonsocket, RI - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
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