Friday, May 26, 2017

Celebrate CT Trails Day At Wadsworth Falls State Park

Join the Rockfall Foundation for a fun, family hike at Wadsworth Falls State Park  to celebrate Connecticut Trails Day on Saturday, June 3 at 9:30 am. Led by geologist Christine
Witkowski, we’ll hike through the woods to the Little Falls and on to Wadsworth Falls. Along the approximately 2.5 mile hike, there will be stops to discuss the geology and ecology. We’ll examine beautiful exposures of sedimentary and igneous rocks that formed 200 million years ago as the supercontinent Pangaea began to break apart and create the landscape we know today. 

Wadsworth Falls State Park was created through the generosity of Clarence S. Wadsworth. According to his wishes the 267 acre parcel of land was donated to the State of Connecticut shortly after his death in 1942. The land known as the “Rockfall Tract of the Great Falls Region” contains two rock falls for which the Rockfall Foundation is named.

Meet at the Wadsworth Falls State Park main parking lot, 721 Wadsworth Street in Middletown (Rt 157) at 9:30 am. The hike will go until 12 pm and is rated medium and appropriate for families. Healthy snacks will be provided, but please bring your own water. No dogs or strollers are allowed. This event is free, however, preregistration is recommended by contacting The Rockfall Foundation at 860.347.0340 or via email. Steady rain cancels the hike. Call 860.347.0340 or 860.227.4176 (day of hike only) for cancellation updates.

For further information on events taking place on Connecticut Trails Weekend visit the Connecticut Forest & Park Association website.

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