Cancelled: Thursday Hike: Candlewood Hill Wildlife Management Area, Groton, CT
Thursday April 16th @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Please join us for our free-guided trail walks on Thursdays. 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 or snowshoes/cross country skis. Be aware that our hikes leave promptly so be on time!
- Inclement weather cancels. If in doubt, contact hike leader.
- In State Management areas, everyone is required to wear 200 square inches of solid daylight fluorescent orange from the last Thursday in April to the last day in May, annually.
THIS HIKE: Candlewood Hill Wildlife Management Area, Groton, CT
Brief uphill climb to quarries and ponds from a granite ridge unfolds with the largest pitch pine forest in CT. This is a unique pitch pine, chestnut oak and scrub oak forest growing on top of the granite ridge, a critical habit in CT. Rare flora and fauna can only dwell in this environment. There will be an introduction to the larger very diverse area and other hiking opportunities. Directions: meet at south side of Rte 184 (Gold Star Highway) in Groton. Lat: 41.383753, Long: 72.01740. Plenty of parking on the side of the road. Leader: Sue Sutherland, *860-574-5111 (c), and email: email@example.com
**Carpooling from Park n’ Rode at the junction of CT Rte 2 and I-95, leaving at 9:25AM