What's new: Six FCE hikes are posted with revised dates and routes. Spring FCE Signup Open
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, FCE=Farmington Continuing Education, L=Leader, LH=Local Hike, PSF=Peoples State Forest, SC=Sierra Club, SG=Sleeping Giant Park Assoc., U=unofficial
10, 8:45am, FCE Hikes Begin
Please call FCE at 860-404-0290 and register for Course NAT102
"Hikes", or click here
to enroll on-line. Distances will be about 4 - 6 miles, with back-to-cars
goal before 12:30pm. Also see Hiking
Notes. First hike for spring session:
Please call FCE at 860-404-0290 and register for Course NAT102 "Hikes", or click here to enroll on-line. Distances will be about 4 - 6 miles, with back-to-cars goal before 12:30pm. Also see Hiking Notes.
First hike for spring session:
Meet at the State Park entrance. The hike, which will start at 9 AM, is a 3.3 mile loop to include various trails and views of the Falls. Travel South on Rte 9 to Middletown. Take Rte 66 West to Rte 157. Turn left on 157 and the park entrance is a few miles on the left. L: Tom Iezzi 860-404-8945 (H); 860-655-9714 (C,day of the hike).
Thursday,April 17, 8:45 am, FCE - East/Eddy Loops
Meet: West Simsbury Shopping Plaza, 244 Farms Village Road, West Simsbury, CT. Due to limited parking at trail head we will carpool to start. From Firetown Road we will hike to East Loop via blazed Gray Trail. Connect with Blue Blazed East Loop. Connect and hike White blazed Eddy Loop. See map ML-2, p. 156 CWB West. L: Jerry Marcum 860 810 0087
We will be hiking 2 - 2 1/2 hours on several Canton Land Trust properties that encircle the Breezy Hill Farm. Meet at the Sun, Wind, and Woodland property parking lot. Take Route 44 past the Saybrook Fish House toward New Hartford. R onto Indian Hill Rd. until it ends. R on Breezy Hill Road. Go to the top of the hill past the red house on the left, and the Sun, Wind, and Woodland parking lot will be on your left with a big yellow sign and a kiosk. We will hike the Sun, Wind, and Woodland property, the Sweeton Trail, and the Breezy Hill Farm. Reference: Canton Land Trust. L: John Vibert JohnVibert@aol.com (860-675-7007) (cell 860-874-3747)
Thursday, May1, 8:45am, FCE - Thursday, May 1, 8:45am, FCE -
Sunnybrook State Park to Burr Pond Boat Launch, approx 3.5 miles with an optional 0.6 R/t mile up Walnut Mountain. A moderate to challenging hike crossing several streams and ascending gently at first, then more steeply. See Map TR-1 p. 283, details pp. 279-81 CWB West.
Meet: Burr Pond Boat Launch Parking Area. From Rte 8 exit 46, go West at end of ramp onto Pinewoods Road. At first stop sign turn left onto Winsted Road; go south about one mile to traffic light/ Burr Pond sign. Turn Right [west] on Burr Mountain Road and continue for approx one mile to Burr Pond State Park. NOTE: Boat launch area is 0.1 mile past the main entrance.
Note: We will have an approx 12 minute drive to the car spot area. Leaving boat launch area promptly at 9 AM and begin the hike at 9:15 AM. L: Jerry Marcum 860 810 0087
Thursday, May 8, 8:45 am, FCE - Indian Council Trails and the Tunxis Trail
Meet at Legeyt Road in Barkhamsted. From junction of Rt179 and Rt 219 in Barkhamsted, drive north 1.1 miles and turn right on Legeyt Road and roadside parking. We will gather and then drive to the Rt 219 trailhead and hike the Tunxis trail to the Indian Council Caves. After inspecting the Caves we will proceed north on the Tunxis trail and return to our cars at the Legeyt Road location. Total distance 3.3 miles. Moderate difficulty. L: Tom Iezzi (H)860-404-8945; (C, day of the hike) 860-655-9714
Thursday,May 29, 8:45 am, FCE - Tariffville Gorge/Old Hartford Avenue to Route 20.
Distance 3.9 miles. Meet Old
Hartford Avenue trailhead. From Tariffville take Route189 North to bridge across
Farmington River just beyond Tariffville Village. Limited parking along RT.189
with additional parking along Old Hartford Avenue directly across from Blue
Metacomet Trail Marker. We will hike South to North along ridge line.
Spectacular views of the Farmington River, Simsbury and Granby. See CWB West,
pp. 171,172 for descriptions & pp. 191,192 for maps. CL's: Tom Iezzi 860 404
8945, Jerry Marcum 860 810 0087
|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|