Highland Farm Hike – June 4, 2016

The Highland Farm Hike on Saturday, June 4, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm will meet at the Oliver Filley House in LaSalette Park, 130 Mountain Ave. (across from Duncaster Retirement Community). The  hike will move through the agricultural fields at LaSalette Park and Hawk Hill and cross onto a recently preserved Land Trust property to view the resident (Scottish) Highland cattle and speak with the farmers.

The Oliver Filley House located in Bloomfield’s LaSalette Park is a historic stone structure overlooking Mountain Road. Park at the house. From there hikers will proceed to the Wintonbury Land Trust’s Hawk Hill property to see the grass fed Highland cattle helping the Land Trust to restore agricultural fields. The historic Kelly Barn on scenic Duncaster Road is being restored to agricultural use.  There are notable trees on the site. TheIMG_0273 s hikers will return to the start, experiencing gorgeous views of Hartford on a clear day. Total Distance: Approximately 2.0 miles