Join us for our free, guided trail walks on Thursdays. We will visit various local conservation properties, including some of our Westerly Land Trust preserves. Walks are between 1 ½ to 3 hours and are open to all ages with our target group being agile seniors. Please keep in mind that these are wooded trails with stumps, roots and rocks so be sure to wear hiking boots or good walking shoes. If the weather is icy you should bring stabilizers or something for traction. Bring snowshoes if there is a lot of snow. All walks are at 10:00 AM unless otherwise noted. Our hikes leave promptly so please arrive on time.
May 11 Babcock Ridge Preserve & Erisman Woodlands, North Stonington, CT
Meet at 9:15 AM for Stretching with Lindsey, Athletic Trainer from First Physical Therapy
We will explore two Avalonia Land Conservancy preserveson this trip. Babcock Ridge: We’ll walk sloping rocky uplands along high ridge vistas. The trail is along intermittent wetlands with a vernal pool on a loop trail. This preserve connects with Erisman Woodlands at northern high border along ridge. Erisman Woodlands: This second loop trail traverses rugged upland woods with a stream crossing.
Due to limited or very limited parking everyone must meet at Park & Ride at the junction of CT Rte 2 and I-95, carpool from there. We will leave the Park & Ride @ 9:45 AM.
In State Management areas everyone is required to wear 200 square inches of solid daylight fluorescent orange from the second Saturday in September to the last day of February and the last Thursday in April to the last day in May, annually. However, 500 sq. inch by all hunters (including archers) and all users of management areas and undeveloped state parks during all portions of shotgun deer seasons.