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10 Tips For Going Ultralight on the Trail

10 Tips For Going Ultralight on the Trail

One of the hottest trends in hiking and backpacking over the past few years has been the shift toward going ultralight on the trail. Typically, this…
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10 (Modern) Essentials Every Hiker Should Carry

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Antler Hikes—A Fun, New Way to Day Hike with Kids

Antler Hikes—A Fun, New Way to Day Hike with Kids

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Winter Hiking - 12 New Gear Items To Keep You Warm And Comfortable On The Snowiest Trails

Winter Hiking - 12 New Gear Items To Keep You Warm And Comfortable On The Snowiest Trails

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5 Energizing Hikes in Connecticut

5 Energizing Hikes in Connecticut

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5 Beautiful Scenic Hikes in Connecticut

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10 Best Dog-Friendly Hiking Trails in Connecticut!

10 Best Dog-Friendly Hiking Trails in Connecticut!

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5 Great Hiking Trails in Connecticut

5 Great Hiking Trails in Connecticut

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5 Awesome Trail Running Spots in Connecticut

5 Awesome Trail Running Spots in Connecticut

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5 Best Birdwatching Hikes in Connecticut

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Hiking Boots—Six Great Choices Your Feet Will Love

Hiking Boots—Six Great Choices Your Feet Will Love

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Hiking—The 10 Best New Pieces of Gear for Spring Treks

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How To Hike Safely In Spring—5 Easy Tips

How To Hike Safely In Spring—5 Easy Tips

After a long winter, you’re no doubt itching to get back on your favorite trails, and inspired to explore new ones. But are you spring hiking…
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Start Your Trek: 7 Best Hiking Retailers in Connecticut

Start Your Trek: 7 Best Hiking Retailers in Connecticut

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5 Amazing Winter Hikes to Take Right Now!

5 Amazing Winter Hikes to Take Right Now!

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Events Near Hartford CT

Lake Compounce High Note Festival

Thursday, May 30, 2024
Lake Compounce Performance Stage
Bristol, CT
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Holyoke Elk's Cross-Country Race

Thursday, May 30, 2024 at 6:00pm
Stanley Park
Westfield, MA
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CT Rocks Fest

Thursday, May 30, 2024 at 7:00pm
Witch Btch Thrift
New Haven, CT
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Connecticut Audubon's Migration Magic Festival - Nightingale Forest Preserve North Bird Walk

Friday, May 31, 2024 at 8:00am
Center at Pomfret
Pomfret Center, CT
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International Festival Of Arts And Ideas - Pushing The Elephant

Friday, May 31, 2024 at 2:00pm
Ives Main Library
New Haven, CT
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Barnum Festival

Friday, May 31, 2024 at 5:00pm
Zwally Hauling LLC
Monroe, CT
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CT Rocks Fest

Friday, May 31, 2024 at 5:00pm
Windsor, CT
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