April 15 Sweetcake Mountain Preserve 9am Hike Leader: Shane
Meeting location is Stop and Shop: 25 State Route 39, New Fairfield CT 06812. Meet by the Gazebo at the end of the parking lot. Difficulty: Moderate Duration: 2 hours. This is an incredibly beautiful property comprised of open deciduous forest, dense mountain laurel under story, hemlock stands and rock outcroppings like the “Comer” offering spectacular views of Candlewood Lake.
April 29 Annual Meeting and Nature Hike at Great Hollow Preserve 9:30am Hike Leader: Dom
225 CT-37, New Fairfield CT 06812 Difficulty: Easy/Moderate Duration: 1.5 hours. Great Hollow Preserve is a gem in the hills of New Fairfield. The hike will cover varied terrain and explore the wonders of this unique preserve: vernal pools, marshes, stream, forests and sweeping views.
***Members may join us after the hike at 11am for our Annual Meeting, which will be held in Great Hollow’s newly renovated barn. Members will have the opportunity to meet the CVRLT Board of Directors and Executive Director, as well as enjoying an update on the organization’s progress over the past year as a newly merged organization and a look ahead to the future.
June 4 Pootatuck Preserve 10am This is a CFPA (Connecticut Forest and Park Association) Trails Day Hike!
Pine Hill Rd, New Fairfield CT 06812 (Pine Hill Road is off of RT 37 just north of Beaver Bog Road. Near the end of the road (about 2.5 miles) the road splits with one leg going straight down to a cul de sac and the right leg ends at the trailhead. Take the right to the parking area.) Difficulty: Easy/Moderate Duration: 3 hours. This hike will take you through a varied and beautiful landscape of wooded hills, streams, interesting rock formations, and up to Look Out Point. Enjoy sweeping vistas and views down to Squantz Pond.
Our guided hikes are free and open to the public. We recommend bringing water, snacks, appropriate footwear, and light colored clothing so you can easily spot ticks. Please direct any questions to our Executive Director Christy Thompson at: email@example.com. Happy Trails!