Talking about staying active, I think I may go for a hike today in Devil’s Den. It is an absolutely beautiful place to hike, only 10 minutes from Westport, CT town center. The Devil’s Den Nature preserve covers 1,750 acres and it one of the largest nature preserves in the entire New York area. Thousands of people go there to hike every year, but one of the best times to go is in early spring, when most people are still doing their spring-cleaning at home. There are more than 500 types of trees and wildflowers in Devil’s Den and amazingly, a number of wild animals including the red fox, bobcat, copperhead snake and coyotes. Fortunately, I haven’t been confronted with any of them while I’ve hiked there. There are also over 100 species of birds. The park was created by the late Katharine Ordway. She graciously donated all of the land to the state. Thank you Katharine for an absolutely beautiful place.
One very interesting fact is that it is rumored that a meteor fell to earth many years ago and hit the Weston, CT area. It is believed that many fragments of the meteor are still located in and around the park and those fragments are worth a great of money to collectors. My husband likes to hike in Devil’s Den when preparing for some of his more adventurous treks. He has hiked all over the world and recently published a book about trekking, not surprisingly called “The Trek.” It is a comedy adventure. If you are looking for some good books for your summer reading, consider picking up a copy. It’s available on Amazon and most other book sites.
Enjoy your day!