We took a little time off around the holidays so of course we needed to get some hikes in. Since it was a weekday we wanted a park that was no-hunting (though it is closed a few days in December) plus we didn't feel like driving far so we decided to hit up Hartshorne Woods Park in Middletown.
It was also forecast to be very cold (like in the mid-30s brr) so we wanted a park we could bail on if we had enough. Of course, the forecast for the next day changed from rain to the 50s as we were heading out the door. Ah, well.
The trails are not blazed but are marked with signposts at intersections. We managed to piece together a decent size route by combining the outer trails of the entire park, and checking out some of the battery/bunker buildings.
Miles: 9.1 miles (8.7 if you skip the boring Command Loop like we should have done)
Route: Laurel Ridge – Grand Tour – Rocky Point – Battery Loop – Cuestra Ridge – Laurel Ridge
– Continue reading the Hartshorne Woods blog post.
– Detailed hike info found on our Hartshorne Woods page.