What's new: 5 of the 6 fall hikes are posted.
to register online or call 860-404-0290.
Sept. 14, 8:45 am, Sessions Woods, Burlington
Meet at the trailhead east
of the Education Center at Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area, 341
Milford St, (Rte 69) Burlington, CT
We will hike clockwise to
the Nature Center Connector, following it to the Mainline Tunxis Trail
and finally returning via the Beaver Pond Trail. Distance 4.3 miles.
L: Dick Trask 860 670 2353,
Sept. 21, 8:45 AM, FCE Katan-Ensor Preserve, Granby Land Trust.
is a 3 mile hike in the Katan-Ensor Preserve, the Schlicht Preserve, and
the Garmany Preserve. There are steep hills (666 feet of elevation
gain), open fields and woodlands, rock formations and brooks. Read about
this hike at this link: Katan-Ensor
Preserve. Look at the map titled Katan-Ensor Preserve, Gateway to
the GLT’s Old Messenger Road Preserves. This hike is on the Avenza
Simsbury head north on Rte 10/ 202 to Granby Center. In Granby Center
take Rte 20 West. Stay on Rte 20 (do not take Rte 189 North) for about
2.7 miles, to Strong Road on your right. On Rte 20 you will drive down a
hill, at the bottom you will see on your right Granby’s Lost Acres
Fire Department and also the West Granby Post Office. Strong Road is the
next right. It comes up rather quickly. Turn right onto Strong Road. The
parking area is 0.5 mile at the end of Strong Road. You can put 61
Strong Road, or coordinates 41.963228, -72.838363, into your navigation
David Edwards: 860-413-2536 (H); 860-989-3962 (cell, day of hike only).
Thursday, October 5th,
8:45 AM, Town Forest Park, Simsbury
We will hike the Blue,
Orange and Green Trails. The hike is moderately challenging and is 4+
miles in length with 300 ft. elevation gain. The GPS location for the
trail head is Town Forest Park Parking Simsbury, CT (41.856770,
L: Ronald Robinson
Thursday, October 12,
8:45 AM, Hill-Stead Museum and Metacomet Trail, Farmington
Depending on wetness, we
will hike a bit at Hill-Stead then pick up the Metacomet Trail and head
south. We will then cross Mountain Road and continue on the Metacomet
blue-blazed trail to nearly Rte 6, with overviews of the Farmington
Reservoir and hills and lakes west. We will then return on the same
trail with a slight variation in the Hill-Stead property.
An easy 3.5 to 4 mile hike
but with rocky terrain in places which will require sturdy boots, and
poles help with balance. Approximately 2.5 hours.
L: Anne Fitzgerald,
Thursday, October 26,
8:45 am, FCE - Tariffville Gorge
hike starts and ends in Tariffville. We will hike north from the Rte 189
bridge towards Hatchet Hill Rd. Our return will take us south on the
Metacomet Trail (part of the New England Trail) along the ridge line,
with spectacular views of the Farmington River, Simsbury and East
Granby. Approx 3.8 miles.
at Old Hartford Ave., East Granby. Take Rt. 189 N bridge across
Farmington River just beyond Tariffville Village, look for the blue
Metacomet Trail marker on the east side of the road. Limited parking is
available by the marker, with additional parking along Old Hartford Ave.
Dick Trask 860 670 2353, email@example.com