Abigail Maley

Hike100 participant

Date completed: 10/18/2021

Home base: Windsor Locks, CT

Miles: I hiked 110 miles total on out-and-back section hikes covering the distance from CT Rte. 5 all the way north to the end of section 6 past Mount Tom, i.e. a little over 50 miles of distance covered twice. 

What do you love about the NET? I love having a long-distance hiking trail in my own backyard that allows me to escape to nature for a day without having to travel far away. 

Advice for NET Hikers: The New England Trail can be as challenging or as easy as you would like it to be. Do your research ahead of time to know what you’re getting into, be prepared, and have fun!

Trail Story: 

This was great fun and the first hiking challenge I’ve completed. I really enjoyed logging my miles and see the mileage tick off as I worked toward my goal. Also, as a new resident of New England, it was a really great way to start learning the landscape and what it means to live in this beautiful section of the country. Thank you for giving me this opportunity to hit the trail!