Monday, October 28, 2019

Guided Hike at Windswept Ridge

November 9 at 10 a.m.
Rain date November 10 at 1 p.m. 

Join The Rockfall Foundation and Essex Land Trust for a 3 mile loop hike on Windswept Ridge Preserve in Essex. Traverse ridges, ravines and wetlands, enjoying glacial boulders, bog walks, and a seven-trunk tulip tree along the way.  Intermediate level hike with easy sections and one very steep section gaining 150 feet.

Free. All are welcome.  No dogs, please.  Bring sturdy hiking boots/shoes, tick repellant and water. Hiking poles optional. Threat of morning rain postpones to the next day, November 10th at 1pm.

Trail head location: Meet behind Essex Financial, 176 Westbrook Rd. (Route 153), Essex, CT 06426

Directions: From Route 9, take exit 3. Follow signs for 153-S/Westbrook. Essex Financial is a little more than a mile, on the right, after turning onto 153-S.

Carpool is available from Middletown. Contact
Contact hike leader Jeff Croyle for other questions:

Founded in 1935 by Middletown philanthropist Clarence S. Wadsworth, The Rockfall Foundation is one of Connecticut’s oldest environmental organizations. The Foundation supports environmental education, conservation and planning initiatives in the Lower Connecticut River Valley through public programs and grants.  In addition, The Rockfall Foundation operates the historic deKoven House Community Center that offers meeting rooms and office space for non-profit organizations. 

All participants on Rockfall Foundation hike outings are required to sign a standard liability waiver. If you would like to read the Liability Waiver before you choose to participate on an outing, please contact

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