Meetings are held at Westmoor Park on the second Thursday of the month. There are no meetings in July and August. All meetings and outings are open to members and the general public. New members are especially welcome. Refreshments are served but please bring your own coffee mug.
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At DEEP since 1981, Jerry Milne is based at the
American Legion State Forest in Pleasant Valley. He and two
additional foresters manage over 60,000 acres of State Forests in
Doors open at 7:00 for
refreshments and letter signing.
End your work week with a leisurely bicycle outing. If you like to move slowly, chat with friends and see what’s around you, this is the bike outing for you.
WHEN: Every Friday evening at 5:30 pm in Manchester, CT. This weekly series begins July 11 and continues through the summer.
WHERE: At the Manchester trailhead of the Hop River State Park Trail. The parking lot is off of Colonial Road, just east of the intersection of Colonial Road and Parker Street (adjacent to the AAMCO transmission shop). You can use 184 Colonial Rd, Manchester, CT 06042 for a GPS address. Grades are gentle on this hard-packed dirt trail, a former railroad line. We will bike out an hour and then return to the parking lot. For information about the trail, go to http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2716&Q=493304&deepNav_GID=1650
Bicycle helmets are mandatory on Sierra Club bike outings. You will be required to sign a Sierra Club waiver at the trailhead. Go to http://www.sierraclub.org/outings/chapter/forms/ if you want to read it beforehand.You must register with Trip Leader Ron Haines please email me here If unable to email, call 561 315-0528. Meet at the brown Honda Odyssey.
Farmington River hike: Saturday October 4th 10 AM
Let’s enjoy an easy hike amid 137 acres along the Farmington River, with three ponds, lush open meadows and marshlands at Nod Brook Wildlife Management Area, Simsbury/Avon line, off Rte. 10.
Meet Saturday 10/4/14 10am at Nod Brook, located behind Tower Business Park (Rte. 10/202, 86 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury). Look for red stone wall on the road, just south of the Agway store and north of Old Meadows Plains Road. Proceed to right rear of parking lot ahead, NOT to right down a sandy DEEP road, so we can first access the open meadows below via a metal gate at back of office park.
All hikers including children 10 years and older are welcome as long as they can tolerate our dogs running about. Please, no cell phone use or smoking on the trail. Friendly dogs welcome but messes must be cleaned up. Bring lunch to enjoy in shade by river.
RSVP yes only via email this email address by Friday 10/3/14. If you change your mind, please tell me so I can hike nearer home instead. RAIN CANCELS.
Hope to see you on the trail! Take care, Renee
Kayaking Bluff Point, Groton, CT
Sunday October 5th, 10am.
Take care, Renee
Hiking Bolton Notch Pond, Sunday October 19th 10 AM
Let’s wander the rail to trail at Bolton Notch Pond Sunday, October 19th. We meet 10:00am at the Shady Glen restaurant, 840 Middle Turnpike East, Manchester, on Rte. 6 on the Manchester / Bolton line. We can have a long or short hike there by simply turning around or not.
If at least one other person RSVP's yes only by Friday, October 17th, I won't hike closer to home instead.
Directions: Rte. I-84 E to Rte. 384 E, exit 5, Rte. 85. End of ramp turn left. Go up and down hill to a light. That is Rte. 6. Turn left. Restaurant c. 1.5 miles ahead on left. Friendly dogs are welcome to run as we walk but must be leashed as others approach us. Messes on the trail must be removed.
All hikers, adults and children over 10 years old, with or without dogs, are welcome at this free drop in event as long as they refrain from cell phone use and smoking and can tolerate our dogs running about them.
RAIN CANCELS. Hope to see you on the trail!