Take a walk

Mansfield - posted Feb, 19 2014

MANSFIELD- Heading into Spring, Joshua's Trust continues to offer weekday and weekend walks, and everyone is welcome. The March 5 Weekday Walk at 2 p.m. will search for signs of spring in the lovely Chapin Brook ecosystem, note the changes and regeneration of the woodland, and explore the evidence of early Mansfield history, stone walls, posts, and dams. This loop walk will involve a short stretch of Brown's Road, enabling us to go down the Babcock Trail, cross over on the Bird Loop Trail in Schoolhouse Brook Park, and retum up the Holt/Kinney Trail, hiking two Joshua's Trust properties. There will be some wet spots and one short steep hill. It is recommended that you park on Rt. 195 in the commuter parking area across from Rt. 89. We'll carpool from the parking area (bus stop) as there is room for only 2-3 cars at the trailhead. For updated information call 860-450-0845. On the Sunday March 9 Weekend Walk at 2 p.m., Joshua's Tract Conservation and Historic Trust and CT Audubon are co-sponsoring a walking event at Trail Wood, Edwin Way Teale's Memorial Sanctuary in Hampton. The walk is easy and flat except for some slight rolling hills. There will be visits to the small museum, Edwin's writing cabin, and his study after the walks. Refreshments will be served. Directions: from Rt. 6 and Rt. 97 intersection, go north on Rt. 97 for 2.6 miles, turn left onto Kenyon Rd.-Trail Wood is on the left appr. 0.4 miles. There is a large sign at the entrance, proceed to the grass parking lot on the left. From Rt. 44 and Rt.97, go south on Rt.97 for 5.2 miles, right to Kenyon Rd. 0.4 miles to entrance on left. Call 860-429-9023 in the event of inclement weather-cancellations will be announced on our answering machine.

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