Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Take A Hike! Family-friendly Fun at Wadsworth Falls State Park for CT Trails Weekend

Celebrate CT Trails Day weekend by joining The Rockfall Foundation and Everyone Outside for local fun and exploration at Wadsworth Falls State Park and the Captain's Field. This is perfect for families with kids of all ages.

Date: June 2 Time: 1 p.m. to 4:30 pm; Rain date: June 9.

Everyone Outside naturalist, Lucy Meigs, will lead us on a fun 2- to 2.5-mile family hike followed by light refreshments provided by Rockfall. We will look for interesting plants, trees, creatures and their homes and do a treasure hunt for a letterbox on our route through these beautiful woods.

Meet at the Big Falls parking lot (not the main one) for Wadsworth Falls State Park, which is just north of Connwood Foresters (39 Cherry Hill Road, Middlefield). Extra parking will also be available at Connwood Foresters for hikers.

Heavy rain postpones to June 9th at 1:00 PM. We will contact all who have registered in the morning of June 2 if we need to postpone for weather.

Pre-registration is RECOMMENDED
. For questions and to register contact Rockfall at tmarino@rockfallfoundation.org or 860-347-0340. To register on the weekend of the hike contact lucy@everyoneoutside.org or 860-395-7771.

Wadsworth Falls State Park was created through the generosity of the Rockfall Corporation and its founder, Clarence S. Wadsworth, who owned the 267 acres of land as part of his holdings that included Long Hill Estate. According to his wishes, this land, the "Rockfall Tract of Great Falls Region," was donated to the state of CT shortly after Wadsworth's death in 1942. Rockfall is named after the beloved rock falls in the park.

The Captain's Field is 16 acres on Cherry Hill Road that abuts Wadsworth Falls State Park and is owned by The Rockfall Foundation.

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