Secret paths

If you are anything like me, you don’t go into the woods hoping for a crowd. 

Popular recreation destinations with easy access and amenities have their charms, but the back country should be a refuge and our presence there a privilege. 

With more than 550 miles of trails in northwest Connecticut, some are little frequented and virtually unknown outside a small circle of users. Others are definitely in the be-prepared-and-use-at-your-own-risk category: poorly marked, poor cell service, minimally maintained. 

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