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walking
2 months ago

Loved this trail for the first mile. After you have to walk on a road and then across a few busy streets. Very little to no shade coverage. At the trail head there is a Spector overflow that smells horrible!

Nice quick trail. It has one nice view looking down on the river. I live close to it so I like to take the dogs for a walk on it

hiking
Thursday, July 20, 2017

Sunday, August 28, 2016

This trail is the bike path in Springfield so expect to see plenty of other people. It also follows the road so don't expect wilderness. But it is paved.

It's really not a bad trail. What most people don't know is that the hiking trail is across the street from wilgus. It's pretty steep but kind of fun. The camping part of the park is good. there are some great people that work at wilgus. the lean-to's are great to stay in and they also have some really nice cabins. the woman that works the check-in window is very nice and is also a hard worker.

Friday, April 03, 2015

4 miles each way nice paved path on both ends small section of road between the two and very well marked. Great for bicycling running and walking with or without the dog.

walking
Sunday, April 01, 2012

A fine stroll by the river.
Still, I'm unsure why this is rated "Moderate."
I'm no fitness freak (to the contrary, a 48 yo female hybrid couch-potato/hiker,) but I found this ridiculously easy, literally a walk in the park.

It is a VT state park, and as such is equipped with campsites, bathrooms, cabins and a day-use/picnic area. I first waled this with my dogs in late March, when the park was officially closed, but signs said it was available for off season hiking. As the wooden-bar type gait was locked shut, I parked on the very generous road shoulder in front of the park, and with my leashed dogs, scooted under the gait.
Paths down to the river (which the dogs enjoyed in the unseasonably warm weather that day,) and benches to sit on made for some good photo taking of my dogs.
No jaw dropping scenery, and though I don't know from experience, gauging from the way the place is set up, I'll bet it's packed with people in the summer.
It reminds me of the informally and unofficially named "Poor-Peoples-Park" near where I grew up- where people (like my friends and family,) would go for a pseudo-vacation getaway- close to home, waterview, picnic tables and BBQ/cookout facilities for day-use, on the cheap, but not exactly a vacation destination.

hiking
Sunday, August 07, 2011

Very short, very easy!

hiking
Monday, July 17, 2017

hiking
Saturday, July 15, 2017

Monday, April 10, 2017

hiking
Saturday, January 21, 2017