If you have not been to Devil’s Den or the Trout Brook Valley recently (or ever), this weekend is a good time to explore the great outdoors during the Connecticut Trails Day Celebration on Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5.
There will be outdoor activities for everyone—including hiking, biking, trail maintenance, kayaking, educational walks, bird watching, geocaching, and more. These events are guided by knowledgeable volunteers from local hiking clubs, parks and recreation departments, state agencies, conservation organizations, historic groups, naturalists, educators, and land trusts.
With 193 Trails Day events scheduled in 115 towns on over 500 miles of trails across Connecticut, your family is bound to find a couple to participate in. Here is the official booklet that lists all of the events and locations. Parking fees (if any) will be waived for the weekend. So go back to a familiar forest in Weston or check out a different site, but do plan ahead and bring sufficient water, snacks and bug spray; dress appropriately in layers and comfortable shoes; leave the handbags behind and bring a backpack — and don’t forget your camera. The kids might even enjoy using binoculars and magnifying glasses.
This post also appears on the Weston-Redding-Easton Patch Local Voices.