Maureen, Margaret & Mary Curtiss

Hike50 Participants 

Date completed: 6/8/2021

Miles: We have hiked Section 15 to 9 in CT this year as a trio of sisters. We started in March and finished section 9 last weekend.

Base: Winchester, NH

What do you love about the NET? Solitude and variety, we have seen so many interesting things in the woods, last weekend it was charcoal furnaces in Durham.

Advice for NET hikers: Get out there!

Trail Story: 

What a great adventure — sharing this time out on the trail with my sisters. We hiked all of Massachusettes as a duo last year and this year we are closer to another sister and meet up and have been hiking in CT. We had my niece and another sister join us for the picture above. The whole clan follows our adventures that we post on Facebook.

Stephen Scarlato

Hike100 Participant 

Date completed: 5/27/2021

Miles: Primarily hiking in northern Massachusetts as I worried on completing my goal of hiking the entire NET. Scattered hikes closer to home on Metacomet, Mattabesett and Menunkatuck as well. 

Base: Windsor, CT

What do you love about the NET? Views, ridge walks, accessibility, opportunities for continuing north to Canada

Advice for NET hikers: Do it! There are very few mountain lions. Just don’t fall off the cliffs. 

Trail Story: 

I saw a moose! Section 17, Massachusetts, just north of the Richardson-Zlogar cabin. First moose I’ve ever seen in Massachusetts!

John Torrone

Hike100 Participant 

Date completed: 5/8/2021

Miles: I went from Penwood State Forest in CT though all sections up to the Notch Visitors Center in Amherst, MA. I ran the two most northern Ct sections and Sections 1-4 in MA multiple times. 

Base: Westfield, Ma

Describe the NET: Very scenic. Slightly technical with a good amount of climbing 

What do you love about the NET? It’s challenging 

Photos taken by John Torrone

Caitlin Daly

Hike100 Participant 

Date completed: 3/22/2021

Base: Avon, CT

Miles: Hiked all of the metacomet trail and spent my remaining miles trail running at rattlesnake, ragged, penwood, and the rt.44 trail. 

Describe the NET: Flat with more sloping, technical parts at distinguished parks, lush with evergreen, beautiful. 

What do you love about the NET? I love revisiting trails and getting to know the different wildlife around.  

Advice for NET hikers: Always bring water

Trail Story:

After completing the winter Saranac 6er in NY, I came back to CT excited to tackle our own trails in snowy conditions. I started the second week of January and went into the last weeks of March. I greatly enjoyed finding beautiful features of CT along the way, and having a better understanding of how the towns along the trail fit together.

Photos taken by Caitlin Daly 


Pradeep S. of Manchester started hiking the trail when it was covered in snow. Having never run or hiked solo before, Pradeep was nervous initially, but the fear made him focus on what he was doing in the moment. He felt a wonderful sense of disconnect from the outside world when he went into the woods and soon began loving the solitude the New England Trail had to offer.