Thursday Hike: Hoffman Evergreen Preserve, Stonington, CT
Thursday October 13th @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
This is an Avalonia Land Conservancy preserve. The trails offer beautiful scenery of evergreen and hardwood forests. A restoration project is underway to regenerate new growth and young forest patches where the old forest was dying due to disease drought, storm and insect damage. Expect to see brush piles of cut tree limbs created for wildlife, in addition to areas of dense vegetation of re-growing habitat. The area is crisscrossed by old stone walls, a colonial highway and stone structures of questionable age.
Directions: from Westerly: CT 2W (toward Norwich, CT), at traffic circle take 3rd exit onto CT 184W, turn right onto CT 201N (North Stonington Road), park on either side of road at trailhead.
To sign up please contact Hike Leader: Sally Hanson, (401) 348-9109 (h), (401) 932-5295 (c), Email [email protected]
FLUORESCENT ORANGE REQUIREMENTS
Fluorescent orange safety clothing is required during the hunting season statewide. To meet this requirement, hikers must wear 200 square inches of solid daylight fluorescent orange from the second Saturday in September to the last day of February and the third Saturday in April to the last day in May, annually. Fluorescent camouflage does not meet this requirement. The fluorescent orange must be worn above the waist and be visible in all directions.
Due to the coronavirus:
- 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 the leader. Keep in mind some folks may be uncomfortable having someone share their vehicle. An alternate way is to caravan.