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Hiking McLean Game Refuge

The McLean Game Refuge is a 4,400 acres nature preserve with the majority of the land being in the town of Granby, with smaller sections of land on the Granby border in Simsbury and Canton, Connecticut. This is one of our favorite hiking spots, and its close to home. If you're in southern New England be sure to check this spot out, they even have specific trails for horse back riding! Today Jesse and I took our two dogs, my brothers girlfriend and their dog on a great hike around the pond at the Canton Rd entrance in Granby, CT. After the recent snowfall the landscape was gorgeous and great for everyone to explore. All three dogs had a great time swimming in...

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About Fat Maverick; The Dog

The man behind the legend, Maverick is large Black Lab Mix that we rescued when he was two years old. Full of love and energy this guy has a longing for adventures in the woods, at the beaches, rivers or anything that New England has to offer him, including evening cuddles with his family by the wood stove. Maverick enjoys lounging on his bed in the barn while we work on projects, or napping in the grass at the brook after a long day of chasing minnows and crayfish.   Maverick is the most gentle soul we have ever met, but he is strong, determined, and resilient. Being diagnosed with a degenerative back disease and bad knees at age 4 was heart breaking. He has...

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