Hikes & Special Events


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June 2, 9:30 AM National Trails Day, Paugussett Trail (rain date June 3 at 1:00 pm). Weather update 6/2 7:30 am: The hike is ON.  The weather should be fine, but we suggest packing a rain jacket just in case of a shower.  Should be fun.

If you have a large party you may want to drop 1 vehicle at Webb Mtn, and drive over to the start at Birchbank.  Use the second, larger parking lot at Webb Mtn, just past the big sign in the kiosk.  It takes 17 minutes to drive from Webb to Birchbank.

Meet at 9:15 to start hiking promptly at 9:30.  Birchbank Mtn to Webb Mtn in Monroe, Housatonic overlook to overlook.  Moderately difficult hike of four miles with a total elevation gain of 850 feet, but with an easy pace and many opportunities to catch your breath. Hikers will start on Birchbank Trail, passing the cascades of Upper White Hills Brook, then follow the blue/white trail up the riverbank to connect with the Paugussett Trail near the Housatonic Overlook. 



Blue blazes then lead hikers past the Birchbank chimney and the recently improved "Poet Path" section before arriving at Webb Mountain Park at the Monroe border. There, we'll join up with a Monroe Trails Day hike in progress, leave the blue trail, and proceed up to a Housatonic Overlook called Goat Rock where we'll stop for lunch before continuing to the parking area where cars will have been spotted. Pack a lunch and bring more water than you think you need. Children and leashed dogs welcome. Meet at the Birchbank Trailhead, located on Indian Well Road where the road crosses railroad tracks, ONE FULL MILE past the Indian Well beach entrance. Additional parking is on the far side of the tracks. Click HERE to see the hike map. No registration required. 



SAVE THE DATE:

Details of the events below will be posted as they become available.

September 23: Full Moon Hike. Sunday 7:00 pm Nicholdale Farm. 

October 7: Shelton Day. Visit our booth!

October 20, 3:00 PM: Buddington Loop Hike

November 25, 1:00 PM: Turkey Trot Trail Hike

Questions? Contact Val Gosset at 203-803-5247 or valgosset@aol.com 


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