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 4 Shelter Harbor Conservation Forest, Westerly
Meet at 9:30am for Stretching with Lindsey, Athletic Trainer from First Physical Therapy
This short easy walk (2.5- 3 miles) in The Shelter Harbor Conservation Forest has a babbling brook with bridges, rocks, stone walls and an old dam (with a history), and of course, lots of trees and foliage. It’s a pretty walk though uneven in places due to roots; plan footwear accordingly. Getting there: From Rte 1 turn onto Wagner Road at the traffic light. Turn left immediately and park along that road and/ or in the tennis court area. Space is limited so please try to carpool.
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.