Work Parties & Mtgs

Work Parties

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Saturday, November 18, 9:00 AM   

Work Party on the Stockmal Trail  

At our next work party on Saturday, November 18, we’ll work on the Stockmal Trail bridge, which is suffering from rotted wood on some crucial supports. Our mission is to haul new wood down the trail (calling all strong backs!), replace as much of the bridge as necessary and get it back into safe shape.

If you’d like to help, meet us 9:00 AM at the main parking lot for Nicholdale Farm. GPS address is #324 Leavenworth Road (Route 110). Look for the “Trailhead Parking” sign. Dress for the weather and bring sturdy work gloves.

Work parties qualify for volunteer hours for high school students. Remember to bring the form you need signed and a pen.

If the weather is questionable, check this page before you head out. If we need to cancel, a notice will be posted here. 

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


Upcoming Events

-- Sunday, November 26, 1:00 PM. Hike the Turkey Trot Trail.


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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.


Our To-Do List

Wondering what's on our plate? Check our Trails To-Do list.  Let us know if there is something you think should be on there. We might not know about it. 

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

  3. Terrance GallagherMarch 15, 2023 at 6:54 PM

    Wear your work boots, preferably waterproof ones, to Woodsend Trail on Sat. It will B muddy. Leave the white sneaks and flip flops at home.