Friday, May 31, 2013

Three Hikes In Maromas Saturday

From the Connecticut Forest and Park Association.
Hubbard Brook Preserve/Scovill Loop Trails. Saturday, June 1. 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM.
Come hike one of the newest trails in the Blue-Blazed Hiking Trail System. Located in Maromas, a section of our city that is home to one of the largest contiguous forests on the western side of the Connecticut River, this 1-mile hike will include some obstacles but will reward you with a view.

Meet at the trailhead kiosk on River Road. Sponsored by Pullmans Hiking Guides. Rain cancels. Pre-registration is NOT NECESSARY. Questions: contact leader Thomas Pullman, (860) 638-7748,

Hubbard Brook Preserve/ Scovill Loop Trails. Saturday, June 1. 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
This 1.5-mile outing will follow the Northern Loop, with an optional short hike to a scenic overlook. We will travese gentle terrain with a variety of natural features, including mixed hardwood forest, tidal stream preserve, beaver pond and lodges, glacial remnants, and Connecticut River frontage. Keep a look out for many historical sites (granite foundations, granite quarries, old dock sites, railroad bridges and track). Meet at the Scovill Loop Trails kiosk (on River Road between Freeman and Aircraft Roads).

Sponsored by Connecticut Forest & Park Association and Northeast Utilities ( Pre-registration
is RECOMMENDED. Questions and to pre-register: contact leaders, CFPA volunteer trail managers, Sonya and Scott Gray-Wulff, (203) 623-9961,; or Jeff Borne of Northeast Utilities, (203) 430-0974,

Asylum Reservoir #2 Loop Trail. Saturday, June 1. 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.

Hit the trail on National Trails Day! The adventure begins at Brooks Road, winds along the east side of the reservoir, briefly joins the Mattabesett Trail (part of the New England Trail, NET), crosses Reservoir #1, includes a rock scramble over sparkling mica-filled boulders, and boasts lovely views of mountain laurel. Leader Bea Holt will discuss how the three reservoirs were dug by hand in the early 1900s. The total travel distance will be under 3 miles. Meet at Cedar Lane (second unpaved road on the left, before intersection of Brooks and Bear Hill Roads).

Sponsored by Appalachian Mountain Club. Rain cancels. Pre-registration is APPRECIATED. Questions and to pre-register: contact co-leader Janet Ainsworth, (203) 530-7826,

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