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                                APRIL 2004 SCHEDULE

Thursday, April 1,  9 a.m., FCE Hikes Begin

First meeting at Farmington CPL, Rt. 4 at Town Farm Rd.  Please call 860-404-0290 and specify Course #1301 to register for this series of 8 official hikes (approx. 4 - 6 miles each) + 5+ "unofficials."  

TODAY: Avon Land Trust, Avon
We will carpool to the Hunter's Run condos off of Nod Rd. in Avon.  If rain, dress for the weather.  L: Marie Coons

Tuesday, April 6, 8am, FCE "Unofficial", M-M-M Trail, Hadley, MA
Meet  in Avon at Sperry Park (upper lot) for this 7-8 mile hike. This park is located just north of RT 44 on RT 10 at the light between the old Towpath School and the Avon Wellness Center. Along with superb views, we will also see the Mt. Holyoke Summit House. Anticipate a 4 pm return time to the cars..  L: Marie Coons

Thursday, April 8, 8:45 a.m., FCE Hike, Shade Swamp Sanctuary, Farmington
This DEP area is located off of RT 6 between New Britain Ave. and RT 177 in Farmington. There is a DEP sign at the entrance off RT 6, follow driveway in and park by the trailhead.  L: Marie Coons

Saturday, April 10, 10:30 a.m., SC Hike, McLeans Game Refuge, Granby
A moderate 2 hour forested hike over rolling terrain.  Meet at the main entrance on Rt.10, Granby.  Friendly dogs O.K. Rain of any sort cancels.
Call Rich to confirm: 860-242-1080/860-651-0439

Tuesday, April 13, 8am, FCE "Unofficial", AT Tyringham to Goose Pond Rd., MA  CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER -- (This series of Tuesday AT hikes will all be pushed back 1 week each)
Meet at Marandino's (RT 44 New Hartford across from Satan's Kingdom) and we should return by 3:30 pm from this 7-8 mile hike..  L: Marie Coons

Thursday, April 15, 8:45 a.m., FCE Hike, Metacomet Trail-Will Warren's Den, Farmington
We will start this hike from Pinnacle Rd. which is located off RT 6 opposite Reservoir Rd. (east of RT 10) in Farmington.  L: Marie Coons

Tuesday, April 20, 8am, FCE "Unofficial", AT Tyringham to Goose Pond Rd., MA
Meet at Marandino's (RT 44 New Hartford across from Satan's Kingdom) and we should return by 3:30 pm from this 7-8 mile hike..  L: Marie Coons

Thursday, April 22, 8:45 a.m., FCE Hike, Metacomet Trail-Bradley Mt., Plainville/Southington
Meet in the lot across from Rogers Orchard's store. The way I drive here is RT 10 south, bear left onto Cooke St., left onto RT 372, right onto Crooked St., right on Woodford Ave., left on Ledge Rd., and follow Ledge Rd. even as it changes its name to Shuttlemeadow Rd. (now you are in Southington). At the intersection with Long Bottom Rd., take a right and the parking lot will be on your left. Anticipate a return time of 11:30 am.  L: Marie Coons

Sunday, April 25, 1:30 pm, SGH, Spring Wildflower Hike
Meet at the bulletin board at the park entrance. The Sleeping Giant Park is on Mt. Carmel Avenue in northern Hamden, on the left-hand side, about mile in from Whitney Avenue (Rt. 10). Hikers should wear comfortable, supportive shoes and bring snacks and water, as desired and dress for the weather. Please do not bring pets. The hikes are open to the public, and there is no fee. CL: Chris Fagan, Dick Majka et al

Tuesday, April 27, 8am, FCE "Unofficial" AT Goose Pond Rd. to US 20 Beckett, MA
Meet at Marandino's (RT 44 New Hartford across from Satan's Kingdom) and we should return by 2:30 pm from this 5 mile hike..  L: Marie Coons

Thursday, April 29, 8:45 a.m., FCE Hike, Tunxis Trail-Satan's Kingdom, New Hartford
Park in the lot at Satan's Kingdom Recreation area on RT 44 just west of the bridge that goes over the Farmington River in New Hartford. Anticipate a return time of 11:30 am.  L: Marie Coons

 

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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, 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