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May 25, Saturday, 8:30 AM

Pearmain Preserve Trail Clearing

Shelton recently received a grant to buy the Pearmain Preserve property, 6.71 acres of open space abutting the Shelton Land Conservation Trust’s Nicholdale Farm. 

On Saturday, May 25, we’ll be clearing a route through the property to create a loop trail that connects to the Nicholdale Farm trails. 

If you’d like to help, join us at 8:30 AM at the Nicholdale Farm main parking lot at #324 Leavenworth Road (Route 110). Look for the “Trailhead Parking” sign.

Dress for the weather and bring work gloves and water to drink. We have an assortment of tools, or bring your own loppers, clippers, saws, etc.

In case of questionable weather (please, not again!), check this page for updates.

Questions? Contact Val Gosset at or 203-803-5247


Trail Monitors Wanted!

Want to help outside of regular work parties? Become a Trail Monitor! "Adopt" a trail you walk regularly, remove any small obstructions, and report bigger issues to the Trails Committee. We can clear the trails much faster if we know exactly where the problems are. For details and information on which trails are in need of a Monitor, have a look at the Shelton Trails Monitor blog page.


Upcoming Events

Sat., June 1, 10:30 AM. National Trails Day Hike starting at Shelton Intermediate School. Passing Silent Waters, Hope Lake and more. Rain date Sunday, June 2, 1:00 PM.

Sat., June 8, 8:30 AM. Work party -  Rec Path at Lane St. (tentative)

Sun., October 13, 7:00 PM. Full Moon Hike, Nicholdale Farm.

Sun., December 1, 1:00 PM. Turkey Trot Trail Hike.


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Meetings: Open to the public,  held the first Wednesday of the month, bring cookies.
Work party schedule: Usually held the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month.

What to bring: Depending on the season, be sure to bring ample water to drink, bug spray, and gloves (leather gloves are best if there are briars).  Permethrin-based spray on clothing will kill ticks.  Please bring your own tools if possible (depending on the job, this might include pruners, loppers, hand saw, rakes, grub axe, shovel, etc). In most cases, the Trails Committee will bring along a few extra tools, but if more people than expected turn up, there could be a shortage of tools.

After doing trail work: Rubbing alcohol is an effective solvent to remove possible poison ivy sap on skin. Do a thorough tick check every 24 hours.


  1. I don't know if you'll need the bug spray, but you may want something hot to drink for this one.

  2. Quick question that can we get at least 4hours there