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CFPA Ramble: Family Hike in Portland

Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 2:00pm - Monday, December 5, 2016 - 3:45pm
Palmer Taylor Preserve
Portland, Connecticut 06480
Event Type: 
Outdoor Recreation
All are welcome
Event Description: 

Join Connecticut Forest & Park Association and Everyone Outside on an adventure as we explore the Palmer Taylor Preserve in Portland. Explore a portion of the 90-acre preserve donated by the Palmer family over many years. It is one of Middlesex Land Trust’s primary preserves and has the historic Erinmore Barn on the property. There are wooded uplands, large hay fields, two ponds and Taylor Brook. The preserve is crossed by the old Airline Trail.

Please come dressed for cool, December weather during this late autumn adventure and sturdy shoes are required. Please pack water and snacks. If you would like to bring your furry friend, please contact the hike leader.

Registration is required. Please email the hike leader at least one day before the hike.

Lisa is an American Red Cross First Aid/CPR-trained volunteer CFPA Ramble Guide. She is also the Enrichment Programs Director for Everyone Outside.


Parking Information: 
To get parking information and directions, please register by email at Lisa@EveryoneOutside.org
Inclement Weather: 
Canceled in the event of steady rain. Leader will email registered participants if cancellation necessary.
Registration Fee: 
RSVP Requirement: 
RSVP required
For Questions, Contact: 
Lisa Liesener

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

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:

  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.