Exploring New England

Purgatory Chasm State Park

On the Fourth of July, we went hiking at Purgatory Chasm State Park. We just did the Chasm Loop Trail since we were hiking with a five-year-old and three-year-old. The trail was much rougher than I expected, but the kids did an amazing job scrambling over boulders and hopping into our arms.

The hike is beautiful, with a descent into the chasm. Giant rocks and stone pile up around you beneath a green canopy of trees rising from the ridges.

I’m still surprised by the crowds in the Northeast, even though I shouldn’t be. Yet, here I was, surprised by so many people and also uncomfortable as it became hard to keep a distance in the chasm amidst Covid-19.

Where do you love to hike in New England?