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CFPA Ramble: Bush Hill Farm Hike

When: 
Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Where: 
Bush Hill Farm
330 Bush Hill Road
Manchester, Connecticut 06040
Event Type: 
Outdoor Recreation
Audience: 
All are welcome
Event Description: 

Hike about two-and-a-half miles at the Land Trust's 62-acre former farm. See the Bush Hill high point, some historic survey markers, a farm pond, woodsy trails, and out a babbling brook. Moderately paced with hills, bumps, and some wet spots. The Botti family farmed this property starting about 1912 – growing apples, peaches, cherries, and blueberries as well as vegetables. With volunteer help, trails are now in place with blazes to guide hikers. 

Be sure to bring water and wear sturdy sneakers or hiking boots. The terrain is moderate to hilly with some wet spots. No dogs, please. 

Susan is an American Red Cross First Aid/CPR-trained CFPA Ramble Guide and Manchester Land Trust volunteer. 

Parking Information: 
Parking lot at 330 Bush Hill Rd.
Inclement Weather: 
Rain or shine but extreme weather cancels; Contact the Ramble Guide below to confirm
Registration Fee: 
FREE
RSVP Requirement: 
RSVP not necessary
For Questions, Contact: 
Susan Barlow
(860) 643-9776

This free guided outing is co-sponsored by the CFPA Rambles program of the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA) and Manchester Land Conservation Trust.

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. Wear sturdy shoes; and
  5. Kids, please remember to bring your parents or caregivers.