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What's new: FCE season starts 4/9 - 1st hike is posted.

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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

Watch this site for possible weather-related cancellations. Don't forget food and at least a quart of water.  Drink even before getting thirsty.  Good hiking boots or ridged-sole shoes are strongly recommended for all hikes at any time of year.  Also, sticks or poles are a big help on slopes and slippery terrain.   The return times for the FCE-U & local hikes are just a rough guess.  Bring a well-supplied backpack and be prepared for all types of weather and conditions. See FCE Hiking Notes.


Spring 2013 FCE Group


 

 

 

Blood red trillium, trout lily and other wild flower from Meridan hike 2013 (courtesy Beth Tripp)

CURRENT SCHEDULE 

 

Thursday, April 9, 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.

The first hike: Cowles Park. East Granby. Distance 4 - 4.5 miles

The park is located along RT 187 just north of its junction with RT 189 in Bloomfield. Large parking area at trail head along Route 187.

There are two loop trails through Cowles Park and the hiking is fairly level and easy. In addition to hiking Cowles Park we will take the path less-traveled and take a loop to an overlook along the Metacomet Trail.

NOTE: This hike was written up by Peter Marteka, Hartford Courant January 2015. L: 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