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. All walks are at 10:00 AM unless otherwise noted. Our hikes leave promptly so please arrive on time.
November 16 Laurel Loop Trail, Voluntown, CT
9:40 AM Warm up with Holly Nieman ATC, EMT from First Physical Therapy
This hike is approximately 3 miles in the scenic Green Falls area of Pachaug State Forest. On this hike we will check out some old stone foundations and a historic cemetery among the mountain laurel and a beautiful forested marsh. From Westerly you travel on Rte 49 North where you come to State Forest Road/Fish Road on the right at a curve (there is a small sign on the right that reads “Green Falls Entrance”). Turn Right onto Fish Road and travel approximately 1 mile, pull-off parking area is on the right.
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.