A series of easy “Wednesday Walks” and more demanding “Saturday Hikes” are planned to get underway on the mornings of April 10 and 13, respectively, and continue weekly through till mid-June. Each hike and walk will be led by an experienced guide, who will provide nature and/or historical commentary along the way.
“Wednesday Walks” will take up to an hour, on easy terrain; and in case of rain will be rescheduled for Friday of the same week.
“Saturday Hikes” are longer, 90 min. to 2 hours, on moderate, sometimes steeper terrain, and will be family-friendly, for adults and school-aged young people (no rain dates).
Participants are requested to bring their own water, and to dress appropriately for the prevalent weather conditions. Sturdy footwear is especially important, also insect repellent and, perhaps, sunscreen.
Following are the schedules for this month and details for getting to the assembly points.
WEDNESDAY WALKS – Assemble at 10:15-10:30 AM at the starting points.
April 17 – Elysian Hills Tree Farm. Meet at Knapp Rd, from Tucker Reed Rd, 0.4 miles North from Middle Rd or 0.6 miles South from East-West Rd.
April 24 – Scott Farm. Meet at Farm Market on Kipling Rd, 0.9 miles South from Middle Rd or 0.9 miles North from SIT Campus entrance.
SATURDAY HIKES – Assemble at 10:00-10:10 AM at the starting points.
April 20 – Prospect Hill. Meet at Town Office parking lot, Middle/East-West Roads. Walk together to trailhead, 0.4 miles North on Park Laughton Road.
April 27 – Camp Arden forest, Camp Arden road. Meet at Camp driveway, on left, 1.3 miles from West River Covered Bridge.
Hikers assemble at 10:00-10:10 AM at above locations.
Watch for further announcements for May and June!
For advance sign-up (optional!) and to receive information updates, please email or phone your contact info to the Walk/Hike Coordinator, Bill Johnson, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 257-1020.
Co-sponsored by Dummerston Cares and the Dummerston Conservation Commission.