Northern Connecticut Land Trust Calendar of Events: Hike/Walk/Paddle/Program & Work Parties

 2014 Board of Directors Meeting Schedule 
(4th Tuesday of each month)

Sunday, November 9, 2014:  Board Retreat - Ellington Public Library (Board members only)

September 27, 2014: Talcottville Archeology and Geology Walk

The public is invited to a free walk on September 27, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. in the historic Talcottville section of Vernon. Meet in the parking lot at the Talcottville Congregational Church, 10 Elm Hill Road, Vernon, for a three-mile hike to see the Talcottville gorge, including the Talcott Ravine which is a Northern Connecticut Land Trust property, historic bridges and buildings, and the sites of former mills. Geologically, the walk will start out on the Portland Arkose, take us over the eastern border fault into the border fault deformed zone, then into the Glastonbury Gneiss, and sand and gravel deposits. Some of the terrain is steep and bumpy, so please wear sturdy sneakers or shoes. October is archeology awareness month, and this walk will educate participants about the ancient times in the Talcottville area. Speakers include geologist Gary Robbins, from the University of Connecticut, and Jon Roe, webmaster of the Tankerhoosan and Talcottville web sites: and The hike will be held rain or shine, but extreme weather cancels.

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