Sunday Hike: Gay City State Park
So as usual, this week was busy for Ben and I. I haven’t even posted anything other than a quick picture in a couple weeks…it’s getting depressing! Anyways, since Sunday was our only day to really hang out and do something together we made the most of it. We started out with was supposed to be breakfast at Pastrami on Wry, but since we got there WELL after breakfast hours we had a delicious lunch instead. Then we headed over to Gay City State Park in Hebron, CT, which is also part of our 2012 Bucket List! Gay City is interesting and has a quite a bit of history behind it. It’s an old abandoned mill town from the 18th century and gets its’ name from the surname of the majority of the small town’s 25 families, the Gay Family.
Despite it’s interesting name, Gay City has tons of things to do for everyone! There is a pond for swimming and fishing, tons of trails for hiking and mountain biking, a small beach, picnic areas which are fully equipped with charcoal grills, and lots of open space for stuff like wiffle ball or frisbee. Gay City also allows dogs, which is great! I can’t wait to go back and bring Tazzy! Jake may enjoy it too if we were just going to hang out, but I know Taz would love to hike or mountain bike with us (of course he would only run while we bike!).
We had a wonderful time hiking the blue trail, on to the red/white and then finished on the red. We thought it would nice to go back next weekend with my aunt and uncle, but we’ll have to wait to see what the weekend brings!
We saw a cool bird’s nest that was stuck up on a shed with mud…very cool!k We also saw tons of bull frogs and even cooler, tadpoles! They were on their very last step before being full fledged froggies! most of them had back legs grown already, and were about 4 inches long! very cool! We are going to get some nets and a bucket so we can start catching some of these creatures…of course we will release them though!