Category Archives: 1-Minute Hikes

1-minute hike: Goose Ridge in Montville


Difficulty: Moderate. The 3.7-mile trail travels over hilly terrain. While maintained and marked well, the trail does present a few challenges. Prepare for a few short muddy sections, some steep slopes, exposed roots and a few rocky sections as well. How to get there: The Goose Ridge Trail has two trailheads. To reach the north […]

1-minute hike: Thomaston Town Forest Trail


Difficulty: Easy-moderate. The 3.5-mile trail travels over fairly even terrain, but it includes several bog bridges, some soggy and overgrown sections and quite a few turns as it travels along portions of old woods roads. Be sure to follow the blue blazes marking the trail. How to get there: To reach the northern trailhead, start […]

1-minute hike: Burnt Island


Difficulty: Moderate. The island is home to about 5 miles of trails and gravel roads. Rocks and exposed roots make for tricky footing in some areas, and the trails travel over hilly and uneven terrain. How to get there: Burnt Island is one of the Georges Islands, which lie about 4 miles south southwest of […]