Hiking: From The Woods To The Fish Hatchery

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I went to hike in Connetquot River State Park on Long Island, which turned into a 2 hour walk through the thin woods, where I encountered blueberries and mushrooms growing in the wild. We lost one of the group members to blueberry eating. The walk started at an old mansion, through the woods, to a fish hatchery, where trout is grown to be released into local ponds and lakes.

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After the hatchery we continued to The Great River. The Great River is small nowadays, but it used to be an important resourse for the first settlers. 

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Proceeding through the woods, we came across a beautiful egg with a tiny opening out of which a chick previously hatched. 

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The finish line of a 5 mile walk was a peaceful view of a lake on the other side of the mansion where we had a chance to see a water gristmill. 

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Anyone who’d like to walk through quiet wood area will enjoy this place.

The park is open for everyone. I, however, went with a group of people from Sierra Club – a not for profit environmental organization that has free outings every summer (with an exception of fees charged by parks or when you rent something, like a kayak). Members receive a hard copy newsletter with a calendar of local events. Please follow my blog, and enjoy your weekends!

Peace,

Natasha Pea

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5 thoughts on “Hiking: From The Woods To The Fish Hatchery

  1. Hi Natasha! I don’t know how your posts are escaping me. I decided to check and discovered I was way behind. What a nice trek through nature. You see the smallest detail of nature’s beauty which means you are well tuned to it. What a nice outing. It sounds really fun, especially the blueberry eating. 😋

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      1. Well, I actually like your descriptions because they are well done whole I tend to get a bit long winded. Ah, the folly of being controlled by mischievous head elves. 😄

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