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Scenic Hike - June 6th, 2015

Connecticut Trails Day - Pequonnock River Valley - Trumbull CT

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2015 National Trails Day Scenic Hike
2015 National Trails Day Scenic Hike

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When is the hike?

Saturday, June 6, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm (rain date June 7)

Where do we meet?

At the Commuter Lot (Daniels Farm) at 9:45 Am
Directions to Parking >> You can zoom in real close and use Street View to see the actual parking area

About the Hike

A relaxing family-friendly hike through the beautiful Pequonnock River Valley exploring ridges, valleys, nature and the historic Pequonnock River. The focus this year was on comparing different ecosystems: marshland, mixed forests, grassland, conifer forests, etc.

Highlights included:

  • Lush Mixed Forests
  • Remnants of the Former Lakebed
    • Grassy Open Fields
    • Marshland
  • Conifer Forests
  • Rugged Rocky Outcroppings
  • The View from the Cliffs over Rt 25

 

The Park is chock full of varied mini ecosystems and interesting topography. Hiking northward on the main White Trail, we traveled through mixed forests and over the old earthen dam, then descended to explore the grassy fields and marshland of the old lakebed.

North of the lakebed, we trekked thru the enchanting conifer forest and headed up to the higher ground to walk along the ridge line traveling through rugged granite outcroppings. We stoped to enjoy the scenic vista overlooking Rt. 25, then wound our way back to the starting location.

Further Info

Cost: FREE
Hike Leaders: K. Malone, R. Coffey and J. Lauria
Difficulty: Moderate (Gently rising/temperate terrain with occasional obstacles)
Ages: All ages. Ages 6 - 12 require a caregiver present.

Event Registration Details: Connecticut Forest & Park Association: Trumbull Hike

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