Saturday, May 28, 2011

Sign Here, Please!

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Jim and Richard were unceremoniously selected to erect two signs heralding Shelton's part in one of the Connecticut Trails Day Celebration, our annual Bridge to Bridge Hike. Finding locations that were not directly over leftover boulders from Mt. Everest was no easy task!

The first three feet were the hardest!

Something about this sign did not appear to be right. But
once we turned it around, everything made sense.

The sign at Pine Lake, not far from downtown Shelton marks the beginning of the hike. Be sure to be there by 10:30, or hope to catch up with the rest of us.

Our hike, approximately 4.5 miles over mostly level ground, traverses woods and meadows and runs alongside lakes and streams, and finishes in Huntington Center. This route, formally known as the Shelton Lakes Recreation Path, is in the process of major improvements, as will be seen about half way through the hike. While still retaining the natural beauty of the scenic trails that made up the original path, the upgrade will make the sights accessible to strollers, casual bikers, and the physically impaired.

We hope that you will join us on this fun event on Saturday, June 4, at 10:30. Men, women, children, and leashed pets (no Komodo Dragons, please!) are welcome. Don't forget to bring water, and you may wish to join us for a bite to eat at the Huntington Street Cafe at the end of the hike. Oh, and vehicles will be available to shuttle you back to the parking area at Pine Lake. Should you be unable to continue the entire journey, a "rescue" vehicle will be stationed along the route to whisk you away (we aren't saying to where)! See you Saturday!


  1. Hi, One quick question since this will be my first hike. Approx. how long will the hike take to get to the community center, Lisa

  2. The hike should be 1.5-2.5 hours depending on how much we dawdle and chat.