Rockfall Foundation sponsors CT Trails Day Hike and Picnic Celebration at Wadsworth Falls State Park
In honor of Rockfall's 75th Anniversary Year Celebration, the foundation invites you and your friends to join us for a CT Trails Day hike and picnic at Wadsworth Falls State Park, Saturday, June 5, starting at 10:30 am.
The 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.
Our 1.5-mile nature walk will run from approximately 10:30 a.m. - Noon and will be guided by naturalist Judy Preston. Judy (above,) director of the Tidewater Institute, is well known throughout the county for her wide-ranging expertise, passion for all things outdoors and keen senses for finding even the most elusive of nature's treasures along the trails. She was our hike leader for last October's Rockfall membership hike at Great Cedars Conservation Area in Old Saybrook.
This will be a leisurely but informative walk--families with children are welcome, but we request no dogs or other pets.
After the hike: Picnic at the Park. This is a bring-your-own-lunch affair; Rockfall will provide drinks and dessert.
No charge, but please call the office if you plan to attend and picnic with us (860)347-0340; or email Claire Rusowicz, email@example.com.
NOTE: Heavy Rain Cancels. You can check the homepage of our website www.rockfallfoundation.org on the day of the event for cancellation news.
Park & meet: at WFSP parking area on RT 157 (721 Wadsworth Street, Middletown).
And… More Wadsworth Legacy Hikes in June
Saturday, June 5 A strenuous 4 - 5- mile hike for experienced hikers at Wadsworth Falls State Park, the Long Hill Estate and Captain's Field properties Noon-3 pm. Meet at WFSP parking area on RT 157 (721 Wadsworth Street, Middletown) No Dogs, wear hiking boots, bring water; Torrential Rain cancels. Leader: John LeShane
Sunday, June 6 An easy 1.5- mile hike Long Hill Estate Inner Loop for everyone including inexperienced hikers & families. From 10:30 a.m. - Noon. Wear boots or sneakers, no dogs, bring water, lunch, heavy rain cancels. Meet at Wadsworth Mansion rear parking lot (421 Wadsworth Street,Middletown). Leaders: Bea Holt and John LeShane. Questions? contact Bea Holt (203)430-6712.
Sunday June 19 From 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Middlesex Land Trust Abe Temkin Preserve, a strenuous 3-mile hike on hilly terrain through heavily wooded Hale's Brook Ravine on a labeled tree trail with a visit to Wangunk Meadows - one of the largest fresh water meadows in central Connecticut. Bring water, bag lunch. Hiking boots and long pants recommended. Children 8+ with parents. No dogs. Rain cancels.
Leader: John LeShane
Directions: Travel east on Main Street Portland (17A) approximately 3 miles. Turn left onto RT 17 at 4 way blinking light. Continue about 2 miles. Turn left onto Paley Farm Road. Continue 1/4 mile. Turn left onto Cedar Terrace and park along road at the top of the hill. Meet at top of Cedar Terrace.
Please note: Preregistration is not required for any of these additional Wadsworth Legacy hikes