Hikes & Special Events

Details of future events will be posted as they become available, either on this page or the Work Parties page. In the meantime, a sneak preview of what’s planned for 2018 is listed below.

Want to receive email notifications of hikes and work parties? Just email sheltontrailscommittee@gmail.com and we’ll be glad to add you to the list!

March 3, March 4, 1:00 PM: Marshmallow March, Nicholdale Farm. Easy hike to a roaring fire at the Scout camp, where we can roast marshmallows. A fun walk for families.  RESCHEDULED TO SUNDAY, MARCH 4 DUE TO WEATHER FORECAST.  Meet at the main parking lot for Nicholdale Farm located immediately WEST of the yellow house at #322 Leavenworth Road. This parking lot is down below the road and hard to see, but is immediately after the yellow house if you are driving towards Monroe. Note there is a more visible auxiliary parking lot EAST of the house, but this is not the correct lot. Children and leashed dogs welcome. 

Nicholdale Farm Map

April 21, 10:00 AM: Wildflower Hike, Birchbank Mountain

June 2, 9:30 AM National Trails Day, Paugussett Trail (rain date June 3 at 1:00 pm). Meet at 9:15 and start hiking 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. 

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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