Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Guided Hike at Hubbard Conservation Area, Sunday!

Photo by Michelle Ford
From The Middletown Commission on Conservation and Agriculture
The Middletown Commission on Conservation & Agriculture, and the Mayoral Youth Cabinet, are co-sponsoring a hike this Sunday 10/15 at 1:30 at the Hubbard Conservation Area, Chamberlain Rd. Extension in Middletown.

Visit a hidden gem at one of the highest points in S. Middletown, with vistas of fall foliage and trap rock ridges. The hike will wind through mature woods, dotted with stone walls and “wolf” trees, patches of wetlands and dry uplands of oak, and moves onto the powerline right-of-way, where we will find late blooming wildflowers, and great views.
From the Middletown Trails Guide

We’ll stop a few places along the way to  smell, hear and see the sights and compare the conserved woods to the disturbance of giant powerlines, and the shrubs and butterflies beneath them.This two-mile hike includes some moderate uphill; sturdy shoes are needed for gravel roads and eroded paths; about 1.5 hours. Best to wear long pants and a hat or bandana, and bring a water bottle. No RSVP required. Contact Kate Miller at if you have questions. Please note: throughout the year there are shorter hikes with easier terrain held by the commission and others.

Directions: From Randolph Road (Route 155), go south on Millbrook Road for 1.0 miles, then turn left on Lyceum Road. Go to the stop sign and take a left on Chamberlain Hill Road; look for Hubbard Conservation Area sign on left. If Millbrook is closed, take Lee to Chamberlain. The trailhead is 0.5 miles on the left immediately past the utility right-of-way. No designated parking, pull to side of road.
Raindate: Sunday, 10/22, 1:30pm.

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