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Hiking / Travel By On April 10, 2017

Four Mid-Atlantic waterfalls to visit this season

If you’ve been a long(ish)-time follower of Life Disconnected, you know that I LOVE waterfalls, and try to visit them whenever I get the chance. Some of my most recent trips have included visits to Swallow Falls State Park in Maryland, and one of the waterfalls in Ithaca, N.Y. Also, last year, I was able to visit Blackwater Falls State Park…

Hiking / Travel By On January 2, 2017

2016 was filled with adventure

It’s natural to reflect on the year as we head into a new one. While a lot of people feel that 2016 was one of the worst, I thought it was a pretty good year overall. In 2016, I tried a lot of new things. I went new places. I met new people. One of the coolest things about 2016,…

Hiking / Travel By On December 27, 2016

Planning a multi-day hike

In 2017, I’m making a pretty hefty list of places to visit, and a lot of them are hiking trails. We’re planning our first mutli-day hiking trip, and I’ve spent a lot of time researching gear, trails, tips and more. Here are some of the things we’ll be taking in to consideration while planning our trip: 1. Picking a trail Right…

Hiking / Travel By On November 21, 2016

Broome County’s hidden gem: Hawkins Pond

While I’m now a western Pennsylvania resident, I’m originally from a small town near the Pennsylvania/New York border called Susquehanna. Just miles from “Susky,” as we call it, is a park that doesn’t see nearly as many visitors as it should. Hawkins Pond Nature Area, just north of the border in Windsor, N.Y., is a secluded park surrounding a small…

Hiking By On November 7, 2016

Five ways hiking is good for you

Life is stressful. That’s why I hike. I started hiking regularly a few years ago, shortly after the adoption of my first rescue pup, Murphy. At the time, his foster home had been taking him on 10+ mile runs a day (nope.) and he had a lot of energy to burn. It was a way to combat his energy as…

Hiking / Travel By On October 24, 2016

Visiting picturesque falls in Swallow Falls State Park

This weekend I spent some time in Deep Creek, Md., relaxing in a beautiful rental house overlooking the water. I was there for the weekend writing a story for Recreation News, highlighting the area’s off-season activities. During the stay, we visited Swallow Falls State Park, considered to be one of the most picturesque parks in Maryland. Its Swallow Falls Canyon Trail…

Hiking / Travel By On October 20, 2016

Packing for a short hike: The essentials

I’m headed to Deep Creek, Md., this weekend to experience some new outdoors spots, brews and more. While I’m there, I’ll be working on a piece for Recreation News magazine, focusing on off-season activities and ideas for travelers. During my stay, I’ll be hiking the five-mile Swallow Falls State Park loop, which takes you to a few waterfalls, including the…

Hiking / Travel By On October 5, 2016

Short but Scenic: Hiking Buttermilk Falls, Pa.

I’ve been doing a lot of in-area hiking lately, and recently made the short trip to New Florence, Pa., where you’ll find Buttermilk Falls. Friend Amanda at Buttermilk Falls. The falls are 45 feet tall, surrounded by a 48-acre natural area managed by Indiana County Parks & Trails. The park includes a (very) short loop trail that’s incredibly easy, perfect…