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CFPA Ramble: Barefoot Hike on the Zoar Trail

Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 10:00am - Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 1:45pm
Paugussett State Forest - Zoar Trail
999 Great Quarter Road
Newtown, Connecticut 06482
Event Type: 
Outdoor Recreation
All are welcome
Event Description: 

Join us on the Zoar Trail in Paugussett State Forest as we go on a Barefoot Ramble. Barefoot hiking brings one closer to nature and truly in contact with the land. During this adventure we will hike to a waterfall and have a chance to go swimming. This hike is suitable for beginners and will be able 3.2 miles in total as we walk along the beautiful Lake Zoar. 

We will meet at cul-de-sac at the end of Great Quarter Road. The hike will start at 10:15 p.m. so please be prompt. Also, please bring a lunch as we will eat by the waterfall and give people an opportunity for a swim.

Being barefoot it not required to join us at this Ramble but it highly recommended. For those of you new to barefoot hiking, check out these resources: Beginners Guide to Barefoot Hiking and The Barefoot Hiker by CT's own Richard Frazine.   

Parking Information: 
Park at the cul-de-sac at the end of Great Quarters Road.
Inclement Weather: 
Rain or Shine; Contact Guide below to confirm
Registration Fee: 
RSVP Requirement: 
RSVP not necessary
For Questions, Contact: 
Dave Ellis

This free guided outing is co-sponsored by the CFPA Rambles program of the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA) and The Barefoot Hikers of Connecticut.

As program of the Connecticut Forest & Park Association, CFPA Rambles are intended to bring people, fun, and the outdoors together. Led by trained CFPA Ramble Guides, these FREE, engaging outings are offered on trails around the state every month throughout the year. Each CFPA Ramble is designed to show the people of Connecticut how easy and enjoyable a ramble can be and to feature the many different outdoor opportunities our state has to offer.

To prepare for a safe and enjoyable CFPA Ramble:

  1. Be ready to begin the Ramble at the scheduled start time;
  2. Bring water, snack, and your excitement;
  3. Leave pets at home (unless otherwise noted);
  4. Kids, please remember to bring your parents or caregivers.