Take a hike
Colchester - posted May, 14 2013
COLCHESTER- The Colchester Land Trust (CLT) will sponsor a “Discover Colchester” hike on Sunday, June 2, supporting Connecticut’s Trails Day, a statewide event with over 100 hikes planned during the weekend. The hike will be led by Gary Walter of the land trust and Arick Barsch of the Turtle Conservation Project. The hike will start at 1 p.m. at the commuter parking lot on Route 149 near exit 16 off Route 2. A car shuttle will take hikers to the trailhead at the top of Bull Hill Road where the hike will begin. Hikers will then walk about 3.5 miles on the Air Line Trail back to the parking lot where the hikers met. This hike is on a level groomed trail and is therefore recommended for adults and children 6 years or older, no pets, please. This will be the eighth time that the land trust has sponsored a hike on the CT Trails Day weekend. Gary will talk about the history of Colchester and of the Air Line Railroad, such as, the construction of the Lyman Viaduct and the operation of the white “Ghost Train” that steamed through Colchester in the late 1800’s. Arick will point out the beauty of our natural resources, including the ecology of the Salmon River watershed and wildlife in the region. Participants are encouraged to dress appropriately, according to the weather. Insect repellent is recommended to avoid ticks. The hike is expected to take approximately 2 ½ hours. Heavy rain will cancel this hike. For further information about this or upcoming Discover Colchester Hikes contact Gary Walter at 860-531-4635, firstname.lastname@example.org.