JUNE 2008 SCHEDULE
Tuesday, June 3, 8:45 am, FCE-U, Kettletown State Park, Southbury/Oxford
Meet in Burlington at the commuter lot adjacent to the Burlington Library/Little League field on Library Lane. About 6 miles with some beautiful Lake Zoar overlooks. Bring plenty of water, snacks, and lunch, bug spray and sun block. Estimated return: 3pm. L: Len Berton
Saturday, June 7th, National Trails Day
You can choose from over 130 statewide events in CT... click here to visit the CF&P website where you can download the booklet describing all the hikes/bike rides/walks/trail work, etc. Two of the hikes are in Burlington:
1. 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Sessions Woods trails and Blue-Blazed Tunxis Trail. Moderately difficult 5.5-mile hike over varied terrain. This pretty woodland loop includes the Great Wall, a steep rock escarpment nearly 70’ high. Meet at Sessions Woods. (From junction of Route 69 and Route 4 in Burlington, go south 3.2 miles on Route 69; follow driveway to parking.) Bring beverage. Well-behaved dogs allowed. If weather is questionable call Leader before 8:00 am. CL: CFPA Trail Managers Jan Gatzuras, JGatzuras@prudentialct.com, and Jeff O’Donnell, 860-584-8168.
2. 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Johnnycake Mountain Festival. Guided hiking at Mountain Top Pass with the Burlington Land Trust. Bring your own lunch for a picnic afterwards, with activities for children. Enjoy an easy, one- or three-mile hike on a marked trail. Bring lunch and beverage. Meet at Mountain Top Pass off Johnnycake Mountain Road, just south of Rock Road. Rain or shine. Please pre-register with L Paul Rochford, 860-675-6215, or email email@example.com.
Sunday, June 8, 1:30pm. SG, HIKE-A-GIANT 2007
In conjunction with National Trails Day. All hikes are open to the public. Hike will leave from the bulletin board at the Sleeping Giant Park entrance on the north side of Mt. Carmel Avenue in northern Hamden, about 0.5 mile east of Whitney Avenue. Hikers should wear comfortable, supportive shoes and bring snacks and water, as desired. No pets, please.
Thursday, June 12, 8:45am, FCE - Tunxis Mile of Ledges, Burlington Postponed from May 15th.
A moderately difficult 3.2 mile loop through the Martha Brower Wildlife Sanctuary, Mile of Ledges, and historic Tory Den. Meet at Scoville Rd. at Rt. 69 opposite Lamson Corner cemetery in Burlington, and we will carpool to the trailhead. This point is 2+ mi. S of jct. Rt. 4 & Rt. 69. L: Len Berton
Saturday, June 14th, 10 am, SC, Peoples State Forest, Barkhamsted
There are always things to learn on CT hikes and this state forest is no different with the Stone Museum and the Barkhamsted Lighthouse. This can be a long hike if we like; 7 miles with 1,000 feet of elevation rise in about 4 hours with a stop for lunch. From the junction of CT 318 and US 44 east of Winsted, proceed east of CT 318 across the Farmington River and take the first left onto East River Rd. In 0.8 mile, by the Peoples Forest sign, fork right onto Greenwoods Rd., the paved state forest road. You have missed your turn if you come to a picnic area on your left. Then, in 0.2 mile, turn left up a short gravel road to a parking lot by the well-constructed trailside Stone Museum. Bring plenty of water, snacks or lunch, and good hiking boots for stability and traction. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-508-9952
Meet at Marandino's market across from Satan's Kingdom on Rt. 44, New Hartford, to carpool to PSF. Probably will do parts of Agnes Bowen and Robert Ross trails. Come out and enjoy the mountain laurel in bloom. Bring bug spray, water and snacks. Estimate: done by 12:30. L: Anne Fitzgerald
Sunday, June 22, 9:30pm, SG, Invasive Species Hike/Project
All hikes are open to the public. Hike will leave from the bulletin board at the Sleeping Giant Park entrance on the north side of Mt. Carmel Avenue in northern Hamden, about 0.5 mile east of Whitney Avenue. Hikers should wear comfortable, supportive shoes and bring snacks and water, as desired. No pets, please.
Thursday, June 26, 8:45am, LH - Tunxis Trail - Ratlum section, Barkhamsted
Meet at Unionville Museum (or Marandino's market across from Satan's Kingdom on Rt. 44, New Hartford at 9:15), to carpool. In search of the last of the mountain laurel in bloom. Bring bug spray, water and snacks. Estimate: done by noon. L: Diana Meyer
|Legend: AMC=Appalachian Mountain Club, AT=Appalachian Trail, BLT=Burlington Land Trust, CFPA= CT Forest & Park Assn., CL=Co-leader, CPL=Commuter Parking Lot or Carpool, CWB=CFPA's CT Walk Book, FCE=Farmington Continuing Education, L=Leader, LH=Local Hike, PSF=Peoples State Forest, SC=Sierra Club, SG=Sleeping Giant Park Assoc., U=unofficial|