We had not one but two very successful hikes in Shelton for National Trails Day. The first one lead by Lynn had about 18 people hiking along the Paugussett Trail from Buddington Road down to Indian Well State Park. There was a little shuttling back and forth, but from the sound of it they had a great walk.
A second group of 8 hikers met at Pine Lake on Rt. 108 and had an easier walk along the RecPath.
The view along Pine Lake from the bridge was pretty. The is the eastern end of the Shelton Lakes Greenway and a lot of people were out enjoying the open spaces.
We kept passing many people out walking their dogs, bike riding, strolling, running, fishing or just enjoying a pleasant day outdoors.
One of the hi-lights of the hike were the mountain laurels just starting to bloom along the powerlines. They are still in bloom for those who want to enjoy them. We finished our hike with lunch at the Huntington Street Cafe - this year there was live music being performed - a First for one of our hikes. The Trails Committee would like to thank everybody who came out to both events.