Here at the Westerly Land Trust we are committed to providing guided hikes and paddles for the public year-round. Each week we will have either a guided hike (fall, winter, and spring) or a guided paddle (summer) on Thursday. Please join us for these free outdoor adventures! It is a great opportunity to meet new people, get outside and have a great time!
Weekly Hikes: 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.
Please visit our calendar for upcoming hikes and necessary information.
Inclement weather cancels and if in doubt, contact the leader listed on the calendar.
FLUORESCENT ORANGE REQUIREMENTS:
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. inches is required by all hunters (including archers) and all users of management areas and undeveloped state parks during all portions of shotgun deer seasons.
Weekly Paddles: We will meet at 9:30 AM unless otherwise noted. We will pass various local conservation lands, including some of our own Westerly Land Trust preserves. The paddle times are between 1 ½ to 3 hours. Bring your own kayak/canoe, paddle, life jacket, water, snacks, etc. Be aware that our trips leave promptly so be on time! We will meet at put in points and carpool to takeout sites unless stated differently in each paddle description. This means you will have already dropped off your kayak/canoe at the put in. Only drivers will go down to the takeout spot.
PLEASE NOTE: If weather is questionable, contact the assigned leader.
Please visit our calendar for upcoming paddles and necessary information.