With the foliage peaking this weekend, our family was looking for a relatively easy hike with a nice view. I am nursing an ankle injury and we were hoping we’d find something that our 4 year could hike on his own. My wife found Mt. Willard online and based on the description, it sounded like a great fit for what we were looking for.
Our 4 year old son hiked the entirety of the trail, although he seemed to get bored a few times on the ascent. In typical fashion, he zipped down the mountain. At one point, when we met a few hikers ascending, he proclaimed, “OH NOOO! They’re starting too late. It will get dark and they won’t get home in time to read books before bed!”
If you’re looking for some information regarding this hike, Hike-NewEngland.com is a good resource.
Mt. Willard || Distance: 3.4 mi as tracked || Duration: ~3 hours (75 min ascent, 1hr break, 45 min descent || Gain/Loss: ±1000 || Net Elevation Gain (at Max Elevation): +953′ || Max Elevation: 2,844′ || Difficulty: Easy-Moderate
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- WoolX Men’s Long Sleeve Merino Base Camp LS Wool T-shirt – I haven’t hiked much with this particular shirt yet, but I’ve used similar items from WoolX for over a year. I’m a big fan of WoolX’s Basecamp Hoodie. You can read my review here: WoolX Lightweight Merino Wool Baselayer Series
- Katabatic Gear Helios 55
- I’ve been carrying lighter loads since my ankle injury, so this pack is getting the most use. Some detailed photos of this pack, as well as a short review are posted here – Under Review: Katabatic Gear Helios 55 Backpack