CFPA Ramble: Dividend Pond Nature Hike
Ramble with us as we discover Rocky Hill's hidden gem: Dividend Pond Trails and Archeological District.
This will be a leisurely hike to enjoy the beauty of a forest in the fall. We will be looking at trees and their importance in CT history, archeological remains of Rocky Hill's first Industrial Park dating back to 1668, and discussing how it was the passion and dedication of concerned citizens that saved this 68-acre parcel from becoming part of an industrial park. In 2004, this area was set aside as open space in perpetuity following a Town referendum.
By the end of this hike, you will be able to identify at least 5 different tree species. A beautiful waterfall, ponds, and a peaceful babbling brook await us all.
Mary Kenney is a an American Red Cross First Aid/CPR-trained CFPA Ramble Guide.
This free guided outing is sponsored by the CFPA Rambles program of the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA).
As a 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:
- Be ready to begin the Ramble at the scheduled start time;
- Bring water, snack, and your excitement;
- Leave pets at home (unless otherwise noted);
- Wear sturdy shoes; and
- Kids, please remember to bring your parents or caregivers.