- Nature Hike on Oak Valley Trail: 10:00-12:00 for an easy 2.2 mile nature hike lead by Conservation Agent
Teresa Gallagherincluding a trip to the Eklund Native Species Garden – meet at the trailhead at Hope Lake on Nells Rock Road. For those who were there, this is the parking lot where Bertucci's catered that wonderful hike earlier this month (sorry, not catering this time). Take a hike and learn about the native plants and wildlife to be found along the trails. The mountain laurel should be in full bloom. It's more fun to go for a walk if you know what you're looking at. For information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (203) 926-9572.
- Hike on the NEW Paugussett Trail Extension from
Indian Well State Parkto : 9:25 – 1:25 for a fun but challenging hike led by Shelton Lakes LynnReid of the AMC. Meet at the Maples parking lot before (Tip: spot a second car at the powerlines on Rt. 108 to shuttle back). Only 17 years in the making, volunteers have been working all winter and spring to restore the link between the White Hills and Shelton Lakes. Registration Recommended – contact email@example.com. Indian Well State Park
Here's the Paugussett Trail along the edge of one of the meadows on the Wiacek property. The trail needs a haircut, but it is a great example of how Shelton's open space and farmland preservation program work together to preserve the quality of life in our community. One of Shelton's farmers is in the process of haying the fields right now.
- Hike or Mountain Bike the
Recreation Path; 10:00 – 1:00. Meet at the Shelton Community Center in Shelton Lakes and we’ll explore the new construction off scenic Lane Street on our 4.5 mile hike. (Tip; spot a second car at Huntington Center on Rt. 108 for the ride back, but we will have a shuttle running also). The beginning & end of the hike are on the handicapped-accessible gravel portions of the RecPath, but the middle portion is a non-accessible dirt trail that is suitable for mountain biking and hiking. The Lane St. entrance was just constructed this Fall thanks to the generosity of local contractor Barry Mucci, and we'd like to encourage people to enjoy one of the prettiest open spaces in town along the Land Trust Meadow. Victoria Lown of the Higgins Group Real Estate office has kindly volunteered to provide water again. Contact Terrance Gallagher at firstname.lastname@example.org or (203) 926-9572 for information. Pine Lake
Leashed dogs & kids (OK - the kids don't have to be leashed) are welcome on all the hikes. A rain date of June 6th is scheduled for all the hikes if there is heavy rain. For more information visit www.sheltonconservation.org or the Shelton Trails Blog at http://www.sheltontrailscom.blogspot.com/.
June 5th is a Greenway Day in
- a hike at Jones Family Farm in the White Hills,
- the 5 K Family Fun Run at the High School,
- the Derby Sculls Rowing Regatta on the Housatonic River at
, and Indian Well State Park
- the Relay for Life at the Riverwalk downtown.
Get outside and enjoy your greenways and open spaces this weekend. Visit the
This year's theme for Trails Day is Find Your Happy Place, but we decided to just go with Happy Trails. See you Saturday.