Tag: Hiking

Thoughts on Boredom and Walking

New England weather doesn’t always lend itself to outdoor activities. We had the Polar Vortex, the school-is-delayed-due-to-icing mornings, the rattle-your-windows kind of a windy day, and more. So however idyllic it may sound, “go outside and play” doesn’t always work here. This means we are stuck with an endless loop of wanted screen time amid chants of “I am bored.”

Is that really a bad … Read the rest

Slow Summer

I began the day by reading this delightful article On Eating Alone in Paris. There’s something so self-affirming about being alone and not feeling lonely. It’s like telling yourself, “Hey girl, I like spending time with you!”

As I was reading the piece on dining solo, I was reminded of a lovely little write-up by my aunt about a rare flower on her window … Read the rest

Happy Earth Day – Hiking New Hampshire’s Mt Kearsarge

Last year around this time, we were planning a hike up New Hampshire’s Mt. Kearsarge with our four year old. We visited the nearby¬†McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center as well. Unfortunately, I wasn’t visiting this blog space as often as I do now, so the ups and downs of the hike (both literally and figuratively) has been stowed away as a fun memory. Until today, a … Read the rest

Hiking Owl’s Head in Lake Placid, New York

If you want your holiday to end on a fun note, you got to set aside the last day for a short, scenic hike. With that logic in mind, we checked out of our hotel in Lake Placid and followed Route 73 towards Keene. After about 12 miles, we came upon Owl’s Head Lane to our right. On taking the dirt road that is Owl’s … Read the rest

Hiking Mt Jo in Lake Placid, New York

If you are looking for a short and moderately steep hike, that is also kid-friendly (not dog-friendly unless your dog is secretly a mountain goat), Mount Jo is the place to be. There are two trails, the long and short, that are quite self descriptive, and as always, the short trail is a tad bit more arduous.

We stayed in a hotel in Essex County’s … Read the rest

Pic(k) of the Week – A Walk in the Woods

Pic(k) of the Week – Macedonia Brook State Park

Pic(k) of the Week – Blue Jay Orchard in Bethel, Connecticut

A Recap of the Year 2012

I guess I still have time to do a recap of my travels in 2012, seeing as we are in the first month of the new year. Surprisingly, Newport featured twice in our travels, the first time was when we did the Cliff Walk with my parents and then during Christmas. I wrote a couple of posts about foodie trends (eating local and … Read the rest

Pic(k) of the Week – Whiteface Mountain

The Adirondacks have made it to the New York Times’ The 46 Places to Go in 2013. Check out the list here.