Tuesday, April 4, 2017

The Farmington Canal Trail

Mom has always wanted to walk on the Farmington Canal Trail! This goes as far back as the Maggie and Mitch days.  Yesterday was our lucky day!

 Stop reading boring history and let's get going, mom!
 There were lots of benches dedicated to peeps along the way in case you needed to sit and rest or to just take in the beauty and hear the birdies singing away. 
 And there were lots of short wooden bridges. 
We looked for flowers and we are sorry to say that we didn't even find one!
 One neighbor along the trail had a peaceful spot set up.    The sign says, "All are welcome.  Area for rest and prayer."
 And just beyond, we saw this sign☺
 I think we're at the base of a Christmas tree farm!
 This trail goes different directions and it has parking lots in various places not far from where we live.    We'll be going back soon to do more exploring. 
 Did you notice my second grey collar?
We decided to leave the Frontline Plus in the cupboard and give the Seresto collar a try.   We keep hearing great things about it!
Mom checks me for ticks TOO MANY times a day!  We can't be too careful, right!
Love ya lots♥


Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

We will soon be having our daily tic checks too . . . . . your park looks pawsome!

Julie said...

What a wonderful place to go walkies, I bet you can't wait to get back there and explore more
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Gus said...

We love the Park! Maybe the person with the meditation area would like to have your mom help with picking out plants and flowers. We would be happy to give your mom a reference, or y'all could just share your blog with Her!

Love you

Two French Bulldogs said...

Thank you for teaching us all that new stuff. You are the ultimate tour guide
Lily & Edward

Susie said...

You had a great walk Molly. Here it is still very cold and I am still hovering over taking Treacle to the spa! You cannot be too careful with those nasty ticks. Have a lovely snooze Hugs, Susie & Treacle xx

My Mind's Eye said...

Molly I guess it was tooooooo chillly for you two gals to go skinny dippin'!!

It is certainly are pretty trail and OMCs soon it will be filled with flowers and green leaves. TICKS yikes!! the world would be a better place w/o those suckers.
Hugs madi your bfff

Life With Lucy and Poppy said...

I would love a place like that to visit. Looks like there would be soo many smells to be sniffed! Oh boy!

Momma says back when she worked at a vet clinic the Soresto collars were furry popular! So easy and safe to use.

Puppy Growls,

C.L.W.STEP said...

Wow! What a great hike! We have some nice walks and trails along the Erie Canal here in the Rochester area.

Studio at the Farm said...

What a beautiful trail! it will be gorgeous when the trees are in bloom and in leaf. Molly, you have a good mom, checking for all those ticks :)


Sully said...

Looks like a great place to take walks and I bet it has some good smells too.

Aroo to you,

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Guess that is one of the only downsides about living in Connecticut - those ticks are relentless. Mom lived not too far from Farmington when she was in CT, and she never knew there was a Canal Trail - very nice place for a good walk.

Woos - Lightning and Misty

The Army of Four said...

That looks like such a cool trail to explore!

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

That's a great walk...and not too far from you. We hope it becomes a regular outing. And that the collar keeps those nasty ticks away.

The Gang at LLB said...

What a lovely park Molly!! We can't wait to hear how the Seresto collar works for you!
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

OMD what a BEAUTIFUL and GRAND place fur a walkie. We love the NO SKINNY DIP Sign.. butt we wonder if TOMORROW you COULD do it?

Millie and Walter said...

That looks like a great place for a walk. That skinny dipping sign cracked us up.

Idaho PugRanch said...

you are finding great places to take a walk!
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Ruby said...

BOL!!! OMD, good thingie Ma didn't see that! She probably would have jumped in just to be a rebel!
Lets me know how that Seresto collar works for you....Ma got one for me, butts she hasn't used it yet.
You gets the bestest walkies gurl!
Ruby ♥

GranthamLynn said...

Must have been a great walk. Nap time is sweet!
Enjoy your Wednesday. Come over and leave me a caption on my post!

Quilt Inspiration said...

What a beautiful and fun place to take a walk ! Looks as if springtime will arrive very soon. Then you'll find all sorts of beautiful flowers to sniff. :-) Thanks for the great photos, with warm wishes from Marina and Daryl Lynn

parlance said...

Those ticks sound scary! We are lucky so far not to have ticks in our city, but with climate change, they are getting closer and closer...

M. K. Clinton said...

That looks like a great place to spend the day with your mom. Let us know how the collar works. ☺

KB said...

It's so great that such a nice place to walk is nearby. I hope that you didn't skinny dip - especially not next to the prayer spot.

I'm glad that you're watching out for ticks. We have some now, even with a lot of snow on the ground. Shyla isn't allowed to use any anti-tick or flea stuff due to her epilepsy so we just keep checking her.

Happy Wednesday.

bichonpawz said...

What a great place for you and your mom to explore!! It's nice that they have benches so people can enjoy the scenery and the birds. We look forward to more of your excursions...but you sure do look like you are enjoying that nap at the end of your exciting day!

Sue said...

That looks like a nice place to walk. We had such a mild winter that Mom is worried about ticks. She doesn't want to use chemicals on us so she's trying natural repellants this year. She's planting mint in our yard and giving us supplements to make us unpleasant to those nasty ticks.