What's new: 4 hikes.
Thursday, April 13, 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: Countryside
Park and Huckleberry Hill, Avon [note: dogs are not allowed]
Thursday, April 20, 8:45am, FCE, Simsbury/Granby
We will hike into the McLean Game Refuge on the North Trail (P) to the Blue Summit Trail and 580 foot summit of the North Barndoor Hill. Area perspective can be seen on McLean Game Refuge Trails, Map ML-1.
From Simsbury Center: Rte 10/202 North past town center and left at Antonio's Restaurant onto Hoskins Road, which straight on becomes Country Road. Drive about two miles to Intersection of Simsbury Road and Barndoor Hills Road where triangular parking area will hold about 12 tightly-parked cars (therefore, please carpool - at least from near Route 10/202 in Simsbury).
L: Ed Shaskan. Should bad weather cancel, email posting by 7 AM. Cell phone on hike day only: 860-833-8009.
A moderate approximately 4
mile loop hike in the woods with a few small stream crossings and rolling
hills and one steep short climb. Meet at trailhead parking lot at 8:45 for a
9 AM start.
L: Tom Iezzi (H) 860-413-2627 ; (C) morning of hike 860-856-1753
Thursday, May 4, 8:45 am, FCE, Chauncey Peak Trail, Meriden
Meet at Giuffrida Park parking
area for a 2.7 mile, 530 ft total ascent of the Chauncey Peak Loop trail with
several view points on the ridge. For details of this and related trails, click here.
Note: The Chauncey Peak Blue-blazed Trail has been recently renovated with
switch-backs and stairs in order to substantially ease the ascent.
L: Ed Shaskan (H) 860-561-0040 (C) 860-833-8009 Hike Day
|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 (W-west or E-east), FCE=Farmington Continuing Education, L=Leader, LH=Local Hike, SC=Sierra Club, U=unofficial|