Hollingsworth Trail Hike

It’s been a while since Hannah and I have gone for a hike. Either I’ve been over-subscribed with work (actually a good thing!) or the weather has been crappy. Today, we took advantage of the glorious weather and hiked the Hollingsworth Trail at Petit Manan Wildlife Refuge. The trail is only about fifteen minutes from the house. It’s where we often go blueberrying in August.

Yesterday was so hot that our ice cream cones melted before we could finish them. This morning, as we set out on the hike at 9:30 a.m. it was 68 degrees with a breeze off the water.

The 1.5 mile round-trip hike skirting Pigeon Hill Bay took us two hours to complete. We clearly dawdled a bit along the way!

The beginning of the trail

The beginning of the trail.

The field leading to the heart of the trail.

The field leading to the heart of the trail.

With her pink face, she looks a bit like a fairy.

Clouded Yellow Butterfly. With her pink face, she looks a bit like a fairy.

Hannah snapping a picture of me in action.

Hannah snapping a picture of me in action.

A Common Yellowthroat, I think!

A Common Yellowthroat. I think!

Hannah snapping pics with her iPod.

Hannah snapping pics with her iPod.

Hannah's panorama of Pigeon Hill Bay taken with her iPod.

Hannah’s panorama of Pigeon Hill Bay taken with her iPod.

The view across Pigeon Hill Bay.

The view across Pigeon Hill Bay. We paused here for a snack of Sunday Morning Muffins.

Petit Manan Lighthouse.

Petit Manan Lighthouse.

Pigeon Hill in the distance that we hike each year.

Pigeon Hill in the distance. We hike to the top a couple of times each year.

Read Hannah’s article about our hike at WHRL Online.

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2 Responses to Hollingsworth Trail Hike

  1. Tom says:

    Nice photos. We just bought a house on Pigeon Hill Road. Looking forward to hiking in Petit Manan and Pigeon Hill. Maybe see we will you on the trail.

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