Connecticut Trails Weekend Hikes – June 3 & 4, 2017

On the weekend of June 3-4, Connecticut is set to host the largest Trails Day celebration in the nation with over 200 free events scheduled statewide. The Wintonbury Land Trust and its partners invite you to explore Bloomfield at our three local hikes:

  • Farmington River Park, Saturday, June 3, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (map
    Explore a scenic route along the Farmington River from Bloomfield to Windsor. Return along an inland path through the remains of glacial Lake Hitchcock, a strange “moonscape” in the heart of Connecticut. Rated easy (mostly level, few obstacles). Leashed dogs welcome. Rain date Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Tell us you’re coming or share with friends on Facebook.
  • Auerfarm State Park Scenic Reserve, Saturday, June 3, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. (map)
    We’ll walk the Orchard Trail from the historic apple barn along Cider Hill Road to the high orchard, where we’ll have great views of Hartford, the Seven Sisters, and the Metacomet ridgeline. Then we’ll descend through the orchard and farm fields, hopefully viewing Bobolinks with the help of local birder Zellene Sandler, past president of the Hartford Audubon Society. Cosponsored by the Friends of Auerfarm Scenic Reserve. Rain cancels. Rated easy (mostly level, few obstacles). No dogs permitted. Tell us you’re coming or share with friends on Facebook.
  • Seabury Wildwoods, Sunday, June 4, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. (map)
    We’ll hike out to the Wildwoods Trails at Seabury Life and explore several trails and their different trains. We hope to see many interesting birds and flowers. Cosponsored by the Seabury Trails Committee. Rain cancels. Rated easy (mostly level, few obstacles). Leashed dogs welcome. Follow Seabury Drive around the left of the main building and park on the left beneath the solar panels. Tell us you’re coming or share with friends on Facebook.

Connecticut’s weekend-long celebration is coordinated by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association, a nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving Connecticut’s land, trails, and natural resources. This long-standing event celebrates the state’s spectacular trails, the many joys and benefits they provide, and the countless supporters and volunteers who make them possible. The full listing of events can be viewed online.