Sometimes the design of a trip happens organically. This was the case of my fall foliage drive along the Merritt Parkway when I exited at Hamden, CT.
At the end of the exit ramp was a sign with an arrow to West Rock Ridge Park. I had no knowledge about the park, but instantaneously decided to visit.
I landed in a parking area for Wintergreen Lake. It was absolutely stunning and had beautiful walking trails.
While I was there, I asked a fisherman what else I should see in the area. He...Read more