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Thursday Hike: Candlewood Ridge and Avery Farm Nature Preserve, Groton, CT

Thursday March 24th @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for our free-guided trail walks on Thursdays.  Walks 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. If a lot of snow bring snowshoes. Be aware that our hikes leave promptly so be on time!

Candlewood Ridge and Avery Farm Nature Preserve  is owned and managed by Groton Open Space Association (GOSA) along with contiguous town property, comprise over 430 acres of high-quality wildlife habitat. A wonderful trail system showcases the diversity and rugged beauty of the landscape’s ridges, valleys, wetlands, shrublands and meadows. Meet at the end of Lambtown Road, heading north off the Gold Star Highway (Rt 184) where it dead ends at a parking area.

To sign up please contact leader:  Maggie Jones, (860) 941-7682 email: [email protected]

Due to the COVID:
• We realize lots of people have concerns about getting together. Therefore, please sign up
with leader so that person will know how many are coming. If no one signs up the leader
may not show up.
• Social distancing of 6’ apart.
• Everyone needs to have a face mask in case it is needed.
• Carpooling is up to you or the leader. Keep in mind some folks may be uncomfortable having
someone share their vehicle. An alternate way is to caravan.

  • Inclement weather cancels and if in doubt, contact leader.
  • If you wish to bring a dog please contact the leader as some properties do not allow them.
    However, if a dog is present they must be leashed at all times.
  • If you wish to get the hiking schedule emailed to you contact Lauren Barber,
    [email protected] and ask her to put you on the Thursday hiking group email list.

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.


Thursday March 24th
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Candlewood Ridge and Avery Farm Nature Preserve, Groton, CT