Save the Date for Connecticut Trails Day
Join us! Each year over the annual Connecticut Trails Day weekend, thousands of people take part in several hundred free hikes, bike rides, paddles, nature walks, and other outings in every part of the state. This year, it will happen Saturday and Sunday, June 1-2.
Mark your calendar: Sierra Club Connecticut will host a short, moderately easy hike over freshly-built trails in the newest of Connecticut's State Parks: River Highlands Park, in Cromwell. The outing will start at 1:00 pm, Sunday, June 2.
Join Sierra Outings leaders, Kenneth Selling and Amanda Kenyon. This beautiful hidden gem includes unspoiled vistas of the Connecticut River and a secret, hidden beach. Be sure to check back next month for details in the May edition of The Quinnehtukqut.
The full statewide event is a great chance to get outside and discover places you may never have been before. It includes outings of all types: short, easy, long, hard, for beginners, for veteran hikers, etc. Connecticut's event is part of National Trails Day and is said to have the largest number of different hike offerings of any state in the country.
A full list of hundreds of outings will be available with details by mid-April through the Connecticut Forest and Park Association (CFPA). Also, check back at Sierra Club Connect Events & Outings for updates on the hike we are hosting in Cromwell.
Kenneth Selling is a Sierra Club Outings Leader and Conservation Activist.
Photo: River Highlands State Park, Cromwell, CT
Photo credit: Kenneth Selling