Sunday, January 15, 2012

Hike to Mount Tom, Exeter RI

We have been enjoying the adventures prompted by a couple of books on local walks in Connecticut and Rhode Island that Sheri received from Santa.  Today we ventured to Arcadia Wildlife Management Area in Exeter, RI and hiked the trail to Mount Tom.  It was crisp (18F at 1pm), but sunny as we set off from the trail head at the Wood River just off of Rt 165.  We have paddled from this same spot, so it was nice to come back to explore on foot.  The trail is a rambling path that soon took us onto a ridge with fantastic views in all directions.  At times we almost felt like we were in the Adirondacks or New Hampshire with rocky outcrops and clear views to distant "hills".  It was a fine day, and we even found a warm spot near an old farm where we enjoyed hot soup for lunch in the brilliant sunshine.

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