Saturday, October 14, 2017

Volunteer Workday
9:00 a.m. • Meet at the Simsbury Land Trust parking lot

Help us on a workday! We will have jobs in several locations. Please bring loppers, clippers, bowsaws, gloves and drinking water. There will likely be an opportunity for using battery-powered drills as well. Check with Don Rieger at 658-7317 for additional information.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Annual Simbury/Bloomfield Over the Hill Hike
9:30 a.m. • Start at the Drake Hill Flower Bridge, Simsbury

Enjoy an invigorating hike from Bloomfield to Simsbury co-sponsored by the Wintonbury and Simsbury Land Trusts and Bloomfield Leisure Services. Along with the scenery, the hike will showcase recent WLT and SLT acquisitions that provide town-to-town trail connectivity, linking through Penwood State Park.

For the approximately 5.5-mile hike, we'll meet at 9:30 am at the hike's end point: the Drake Hill Flower Bridge in Simsbury. Bloomfield Leisure Services will provide a bus to shuttle hikers to the starting point, the 1834 Oliver Filley House in LaSalette Park on Mountain Avenue in Bloomfield.

From there, we'll ascend to Penwood through WLT's Hawk Hill Farm, home to distinctive Highland cattle, and Stout Family Fields.

We’ll take a rest stop in Penwood, visiting Lake Louise and The Pinnacle. Then we'll descend into Simsbury by way of SLT's gorgeous Tanager Hill property. Finally, we'll walk through SLT's Owen Mortimer parcel and arrive back at the meeting place, the Flower Bridge.

Please dress for the weather, bring water and snacks for a longer hike. Wear appropriate hiking shoes. Any questions contact the SLT office, 860-651-8773. Hope to see you there.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Towering Trees Walk
9:00 a.m. • Belden Woods, meet by the old Boy Scout Hall between the Library and the First Congregational Church

Join us for a family friendly hike! This is the second in a series of shorter, easier hikes for families and those wanting a shorter hike. Margery Winters, SLT Trustee, will lead the group for a one hour loop through the towering trees of Belden Woods.

Dress for the weather, wear comfortable shoes and bring water if you wish. The hike should last approximately 60 minutes.