May 31, 2020 – Wells State Park – Massachusetts

Today Wilma and I Adventured to Wells State Park in Sturbridge, Massachusetts.  Wells State Park has approximately 1400 acres and is popular for:  hiking, camping, mountain biking, boating, fishing, and horseback riding.  The trails include a pond loop, scenic vistas, rugged terrain and wetlands.

We had a heart-pumping Adventure to Wells State Park.  I was excited to finally visit the Park as it is one I had been curious about for some time.  My plan was to check out the Mill Pond Trail, then hike the North Trail, finally connecting with the Carpenters Rock trail before visiting the Walker Pond.  It took a couple minutes for us to locate the trails but we then followed the route as planned.  The trails were clearly labeled by color, however I was thankful to have a map so I knew exactly where to turn.

The Mill Pond The trail was handicapped accessible and provided several pond views. There were a few side trails which we located that allowed a closer view of the Pond(s). It was simple but provided some variety.  The remaining trails that we hiked were quite unappealing however had many hills to ensure a good workout.  On two occasions the North Trail actually ran through a field with electric poles and wires with signage for danger.  We were able to avoid these poles and carried on.  I found the trails to be more buggy then most, but nothing too unbearable.

My favorite part of these trails was the lookout on the Carpenter Rock trail.  This vista was a rocky ledge which displayed quite lovely views!  If you are visiting Wells State Park for some hiking I highly recommend you visit this well known scenic vista.

After completing our hike we headed over to check out Walker Pond.  On the way Wilma found some perfect grass for some happy roles.  We arrived at the Pond quickly and enjoyed the scene.  Wilma waded in a bit to drink before we headed back to leave on our next Adventure!  So although I likely will not return to Wells State Park we enjoyed a new Adventure and a vigorous hike (Rating:  3.5).

 

 

Weekly Video/Photo

If you regularly follow my blog, and the weekly/video photo I would recommend skipping on to paragraph three, specific to this week’s video/photo.  I have decided to add a weekly video/photo section to my blog.  This blog will display a video or photo, usually highlighting an Adventure, while I might also sneak in some that are humorous, adorable, or just other fun dog moments.

So if you have followed my blog from the beginning you will know that I adopted Shadow as a puppy, and about a year later adopted Buster as a puppy.  We had many wonderful years together before experiencing the devastating loss of Buster at just seven.  It took a long time for our hearts to heal, but almost a year later we welcomed little Wilma into our world.

Today’s feature is a video from our Adventure to Dunn State Park earlier this month.  We were traversing the trail around the pond at this simple, but lovely Park.  We spotted what I believe to be a heron off the trail, on the pond’s edge.  I wish I was filming a little lower as Shadow was quite enthused when he saw this elegant bird soon causing it to fly off.  An exhilarating moment to add to our day.  You can read more about this Park by searching for Dunn State Park in the search box, and reading our detailed blog.  And although far from a professional video, I still thought I would share.  Enjoy!