Editor’s Note: We hope you take advantage of the suggested walks around town and encourage you to send in photos of your local adventures.
As the days get shorter and cooler, there are more opportunities to be comfortably outside if you’re a fall lover like me, who’s ready to be done with the heat and enjoy a good hike in the crisp fall weather right here in town.
The following is a list of some possible places to visit, take a hike outdoors and enjoy our beautiful Suffield countryside, while still being able to socially distance.
1. Windsor Locks Canal Trail off East Street – great for walking
2. Farmington Canal Heritage Trail that runs from Northampton, Massachuesetts to New Haven and can be accessed in West Suffield. It’s great for walking and biking.
3. Sunrise Park in West Suffield – canoeing, fishing, hiking
4. Stony Brooke Park – hiking and picnicking
5. Lewis Farm Bird Sanctuary, part of the Hartford Audubon Society, is located on Hill Street.
6. Jesse F. Smith Memorial Forest on Halladay Ave West for walking, hiking
7. Hugh M. Alcorn Wildlife Preserve – on east side of Mountain Rd across from Phelps Road. Hiking/walking
8. Metacomet Trail along the ridge in West Suffield, a bit challenging in spots, but worth the challenge.
9. Suffield Wildlife Management area – off Babbs Road just before the Massachusetts state line. Great walking/ hiking
10. Woodlawn Cemetery on Bridge Street – beautiful quiet walkways
11. Hilltop Farm on Mapleton Avenue
12. Take a walk on Suffield’s Main Street – beautiful homes and easy sidewalk stroll
13. The Connecticut Forest and Park Association website has information on many places to hike in Connecticut
Give yourself a chance to get out and enjoy the cool fall weather. Make a date to take a walk with a friend or family, and enjoy.