As part of Celebrate Bloomfield 2016…

 

Join the Wintonbury Land Trust for Three Great Hikes!

            Friday, June 3 through                Sunday, June 5

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Friday, June 3, 6:00 pm to Sunset: Explore Bloomfield’s scenic Seabury Wildwoods Trails, located adjacent to Seabury Retirement Community

This hike will start at the trail head of Seabury’s Wildwoods Trail at the rear of Seabury Retirement Community in Bloomfield. We will hike out to the Wildwoods Trail and explore the several trails. We will end the hike with a sunset view of the meadows and the flood-control dike. Total Distance: Approximately 2.0 miles

This event is jointly sponsored with the Seabury Trails Committee

Meet at the Wildwoods Trail Head/Visitor Parking at Seabury Retirement Community.

Saturday, June 4, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm: Hike LaSalette Park and Hawk Hill and visit with the resident (Scottish) Highland cattle*** 

This hike will start at the Oliver Filley House located in Bloomfield’s LaSalette Park. From there hikers will proceed to the Wintonbury Land Trust’s Hawk Hill property to see how the Land Trust is restoring the property to agricultural use. After visiting with the resident Highland cattle and seeing some notable trees, hikers will return to the start, experiencing gorgeous views of Hartford on a clear day. Total Distance: Approximately 2.0 miles

Meet at the Oliver Filley House in LaSalette Park, 130 Mountain Ave. (across from Duncaster Retirement Community). 

Sunday, June 5, 10:00 am to 11:30 am: Explore Connecticut’s newest state park, Auerfarm State Park. Afterward you can join the Celebrate Bloomfield events at the 4-H Education Center at Auerfarm***

We will hike the Orchard Trail from the historic Apple Barn along Cider Hill Road to the High Orchard, where we’ll have great views of Hartford to the east and the Seven Sisters to the north. Hikers will descend from the orchard through farm fields to the Auer Farm Road Orchard and back to the Apple Barn. There will be an optional side trip to the unique Mushroom House on the north side of Auer Farm Road. Total Distance: Approximately 1.0 mile

Meet at the historic Apple Barn off Auer Farm Road; park along the road. Auer Farm Road is off of Simsbury Road (Route 185).

(Part of 2016 National Trails Day)***

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Leashed dogs are welcome at all events. No pre-registration is necessary – just come and enjoy Bloomfield’s great outdoors.

Questions: See the Connecticut 2016 Trails Day brochure at www.ctwoodlands.org/CT-TrailsDayWeekend2016), the Wintonbury Land Trust at http://wintonburylandtrust.org/, or contact Kevin Gough at kvngough@aol.com or (860) 243-9508.