For our annual New Years Day hike we ended up at Mahlon Dickerson Reservation. Many people had the same idea, whether it was to take advantage of the unusually mild (low-50s) winter day or maybe getting an early start on a New Years resolution to exercise more.
We chose Mahlon because we wanted a moderate loop that we'd mostly done before so we didn't have to think too hard after having our annual 'wine-n-cheesies' the night before. Mahlon's trails are very scenic, plus there is Headley overlook and another viewpoint. (Both viewpoints are a little drab this time of year however)
Saffin Pond is really pretty, but if you are heading just to the park just to see it – hold off. It's not-so-scenic while they are working on the dam. The water is very low, and there is construction equipment at the dam. The trails in the park are fine and worth hiking though!
Miles: 8.7 miles
Route: HIGHLANDS (Teal) - WHITE - BLUE DOT - BLUE - HIGHLANDS - [Saffin Pond] - YELLOW - Unmarked - HIGHLANDS
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