On Saturday and Sunday, June 5 & 6, residents from across the state will hit the trails to take part in the 18th Annual CT Trails Day Celebration. Coordinated by the CT Forest & Park Association (CFPA), a private, non-profit organization dedicated to conserving CT’s land, trails, and natural resources, this long-standing event celebrates the state’s spectacular trails, and the many joys and benefits they provide. With more than 160 events statewide taking place, there will be something for everyone-including hiking, biking, trail maintenance, kayaking, educational walks, bird watching, geocaching, and more.
Once again, CT will hold the record for the largest Trails Day celebration in the nation, with events scheduled in over 88 towns throughout the state. These events are guided by knowledgeable volunteers from local hiking clubs, parks and recreation departments, state agencies, conservation groups and land trusts. Every year, Trails Day inspires thousands of Nutmeggers to participate in activities that educate the importance of nature, promote healthy living and mental well-being, and protect and instill excitement for the outdoors.
The Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center is hosting two events in honor of Trails Day. One event is a guided hike along the Avalonia Trail at the Nature Center. This lesser-traveled trail winds by beautiful ledges and vernal pools. The hike is free and runs from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Heavy rain will cancel. Please call 860.536.1216 to register.
A second free event, an Exploration of a Pitch Pine Ridge, is co-sponsored by the CT Botanical Society and begins at 10 a.m. This 22-acre Pitch Pine and oak savanna is unusual in CT. We hope to document the associated tree, shrub and herbaceous species found there. To join this outing, please call 860.536.1216 to register. Heavy rain will cancel.
A full listing of CT Trails Day events is published by CFPA in an annual CT Trails Day booklet. For more information and to view an electronic version of the event booklet, visit www.ctwoodlands.org.
Originally made possible through the long-term support and commitment of the Denison Society, the Nature Center is a private, non-profit organization. We are open year-round, Monday thru Saturday from 9 to 5, and Sunday from 10 to 4. We are located at 109 Pequotsepos Rd. in Mystic. For more information, please visit www.dpnc.org or call 860.536.1216.
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