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GREATER HARTFORD SIERRA CLUB OUTINGS MAY THROUGH October 2015
Free outings open to club members and the public. RSVP yes only here providing cell phone should weather require a change. Please, no cell phone use or smoking on these outings. Safety vests required when kayaking.
Hike Penwood State Park, Saturday 10/31 10am (Simsbury, CT)
Meet at the parking lot just off the Rte. 185 park entrance. Please RSVP yes only by 10/30 to firstname.lastname@example.org If you say YES and change your mind, please let me know so I can hike nearer home instead. You can mapquest/GPS Stafford Street and Hartford Road intersection in Simsbury, CT for a site close to park entrance.
Directions: Rte. 91 to exit 35B, Rte. 218 west. Take 218 until you reach Rte. 189 north in Bloomfield. Turn right onto Rte. 189 and continue north to Rte. 178. Turn left onto 178 proceed to end where it intersects with Rte. 185. Turn right onto Rte. 185. Ahead about a mile on the right is park entrance.
Friendly dogs are welcome but must be leashed as others approach. Messes on the trail must be removed. All hikers, adults and children over 10 years of age, with or without dogs are welcome as long as they refrain from cell phone use and smoking and can tolerate our dogs.
RAIN THAT DAY CANCELS.
November 15, 2015 at 10 a.m.
Moderate difficulty over hilly terrain at a fast pace. Time will be given at the end to explore the historic site. Mine Hill is home to remnants of a 19th century iron-making complex on the National Register of Historic Places, in a setting of breathtaking natural beauty on a nature preserve. View restored blast furnace and roasting ovens, granite quarry, mine shafts (now home to bats), donkey paths, and farm fields along the Shepaug River.
Free. Non-members welcome. No dogs. Bring sturdy hiking shoes, lunch, snacks and water. Steady rain cancels. Meet at Roxbury Town Hall parking lot, 29 North St. Roxbury, CT for shuttling to trailhead. Questions/carpooling: Email Amanda here.
Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/1511950819128649/
All participants on Sierra Club outings are required to sign a standard liability waiver. If you would like to read the Liability Waiver before you choose to participate on an outing, please contact the hike leader.