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Sunday, June 10, 2012

6/8/12 Lagrange Rail Trail

Gray day with rain predicted again so we decided another rail trail would be good and headed for the Medford end of the Lagrange Rail trail. We had some difficulty finding Medford and  the start of the trail and by the time we did it was raining. We started out anyway and walked about an hour down the trail before turning back. It rained the whole time.

Much of the area is wooded but there are streams and marshy areas too.


 Not a good day for pictures- most flowers were closed up and the insects seemed to be waiting out the rain.

Kelley thought it was all just fine and was braver than usual. She does not usually descend steep banks to get to the water but today was bounding down 20 foot banks through brush and grass and splashing away. So, not a bad two hours in spite of the light rain.



  1. I've been hesitant to hike rail trails, assuming there'd be ATV traffic that might freak Ellie out. Your posts suggest the rail trails are good options, at least for week days. Ellie is a labradoodle -mother a yellow lab, dad a standard poodle. She's a big girl - 65-70 pounds, 5 years old. She loves to swim and hike, is calm in a kayak. If you'd like to get Ellie and Kelley together for a hike sometime, let me know.

  2. Hi Jill - We hike them in winter too and mostly see little traffic if any- we met no one on this hike and only one person on the one a few days ago. I suspect you are right about week days being best. Kelley really likes other dogs ( and people) so a hike would be fun. Today we went to the Little Long pond area at Acadia where leashes are not required and there is lots of water so Kelley got to play with other dogs as well as get in lots of water.


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