2016 Board of Directors Meetings held at Hall Memorial Library, Ellington except where noted. First Monday of each Month. The Board would welcome your comments, suggestions and any input while you observe the Board in action. Did you know that Board Meetings are open to the membership? We welcome members who are interested in seeing the Board in action and to hear your input. Meetings are held at Ellington Public Library at 7:30 pm the first Monday of each month. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sat. Sept. 24 - Bald Mtn. Preserve, Somers - 10:00 AM – We will hike through two Land Trust properties as well as Town of Somers and State of CT properties. These comprise the Bald Mountain Preserve, which includes the entire summit of the tallest of the surrounding mountains. Foliage should be starting to turn. The trails are steep and rocky in some places but not difficult with good shoes. The distance will be about 2 1/2 miles. Meet at the rear of the Somers Town Hall, 600 Main St., Rt. 190, near the intersection of Rt. 83. For questions, contact Albert Grant, 860-623-5487
Sat., Oct. 1 -- The 4th Annual Talcottville Gorge/Falls and Vernon Rail Trail circular hike. Moderate effort rambling walk of 2 miles along the scenic and historic site brook and view the falls off Dobson Rd. This very popular event takes attendees on a history/geology/archeological tour of this fascinating area – a jewel in the Vernon/Talcottville area. 1:00 pm at the Talcottville Congregational Church on Elm Street. Call Gail at 860-872-9367 for information.
Sun., October 16 -– Fall foliage along Railroad Brook gorge in Vernon. Hike thru the Trust’s Andrew Webster Knapp property to the Rails-to-trails, then up to the ridge overlooking Valley Falls Park and Railroad Brook for some beautiful scenery. Fairly challenging walk with up and down steep slopes, 1 to 1 ½ hours. Meet at the Valley Falls parking lot off Valley Falls Road at 9:00 AM. Call Karl at 860-649-4949 for further information
Sun. October 16 - Skyline Scenic Area - 10:00 AM - Foliage hike with great views of the valley to the west. On Stafford Rd. near Somers/Stafford line. . Meet at the rear of the Somers Town Hall, 600 Main St., Rt. 190 near the intersection of Rt. 83 and carpool to the site. For questions contact Albert Grant, 860-623-5487