Auerfarm Family Hike – June 5, 2016

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Sunday, June 5, 10:00 am to 11:30 am: Come and explore Connecticut’s newest state park at the Auerfarm State Park on a family hike through the apple orchards of Auerfarm.

Meet at the historic Apple Barn off Auer Farm Road; park along the road. Auer Farm Road is off of Simsbury Road (Route 185).

We will hike the Orchard Trail from the historic Apple Barn along Cider Hill Road to the High Orchard, where we’ll have great views of Hartford to the east and the Seven Sisters to the north. Hikers will descend from the orchard through farm fields to the Auer Farm Road Orchard and back to the Apple Barn. There will be an optional side trip to the unique Mushroom House on the north side of Auer Farm Road. Total Distance: Approximately 1.0 mile

The hike is part of the Celebrate Bloomfield events and Connecticut Forest and Park Trails Day. Visit the 4-H Education Center at Auerfarm after the hike for an additional Celebrate Bloomfield activities.