Fall is my favorite time of year to hike, hands down. All the rich colors, the lack of many summertime insects, and the cooler crisp air lend itself to more rigiourous activity without being overcome by heat exposure.

Here in central Maine we are have so many great options when it comes to getting outside, and now we can add one more to the list....the Kern Hill Connector, a new trail in Manchester that connects to "The RES" trail system in Hallowell, which is a four and a half mile trail system that is great to get out and enjoy.

According to centralmaine.com, the new connector trail is about a mile and a half located at 325 Kerns Hill Road in Manchester, just over the Augusta city line.

It took about a dozen people to bring this trail to life and now that it is complete, it is a perfect place to bring out the mountain bike or just hike on foot.

There is also word that more trails may be on the way in the Manchester Town Forests. Of course funding always comes into play with projects like these, with the next phase to cost about 50k.

For now, get out and check out this great new addition to the central Maine trail network, and enjoy some fresh fall air in the great outdoors.

Look at all of these cute animals hiking

Oh man! I almost can't handle the cuteness!

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