Hiking

Hiking / Travel By On September 9, 2017

Finding hidden beauty in Northeast Pennsylvania

I grew up in the small town of Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, just south of the New York State border — a scenic area nestled in the Endless Mountains. Visits home often bring trips to New York, Sundays at the family cottage and adventures in the woods. This month, Sean and I visited my family for the Labor Day weekend, and trekked up…

Hiking / Travel By On July 15, 2017

A weekend getaway in Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania

During the first weekend in July, we had the chance to visit Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania, for a weekend outdoors. Ohiopyle, a (very) small town in the Laurel Highland mountains, is an outdoor adventurists’ paradise, offering everything from hiking and biking, to camping, to whitewater rafting and more. It’s a stop along the 135 mile Great Allegheny Passage. Our trip didn’t get…

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…