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Connecticut Trails Day Walk 2018

Date: June 2, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location Rail Trail, Ridgefield
Member Price: FREE
Non-Member Price: FREE
Summary:
Celebrate Connecticut Trail Day on Ridgefield's Rail Trail - Join us for a leisurely evening walk which will include exploring what lives and grows along it and a bit of its history. All Ages Welcome
Detailed Description:

The railroad line opened in 1870 and ran from Branchville station to the center of Ridgefield until closing in 1964. We will learn about its history, including a fatal train wreck that occurred in 1905. Also, we will admire the wildflowers, discuss the difference between native and invasive plants, and possibly see some turtles. Eastern box, snapping, and wood turtles return every June to lay their eggs in the sandy surface of the Rail Trail, so with luck we might see them digging their nests. The Trail is also home to many other creatures, so you never know what you might see!  Come out and join the thousands of folks who will be exploring Connecticut's numerous trails and help celebrate the great outdoors. 

This hike is for Families, Wildlife Enthusiasts. Botanical Enthusiasts, History Buffs or just Regular Folk who enjoy an leisurely stroll

Total Distance This Event Will Travel: 2.5 miles

This trail is stroller friendly

What to bring:  Dress comfortable with walking shoes and a water bottle - insect repellent recommended and don't forget your camera!

Location:  Meet at the parking lot at the Ridgefield Guild of Artists, 34 Halpin Lane, Ridgefield, CT (at the end of Halpin Lane, which is off of Prospect.)

Any change notices will be posted by the leader on the CFPA Facebook wall www.facebook.com/CTForestandParkAssociation by the morning of the event.

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