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CFPA Ramble: Hike Along the River - University of Hartford Magnet School Hike

Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Riverside Park
20 Leibert Road
Hartford, Connecticut 06120
Event Type: 
Outdoor Recreation
Event Description: 

This hike is for the University of Hartford Magnet school students and their families only. 

Join UHMS friends for a hike along the shores of the Connecticut River on trails going north from Riverside Park in Hartford. We will walk through a floodplain forest that is filled with huge trees and native plants. There will be close-up views of the river and its wildlife, with the possibility of seeing a bald eagle or two! The entire hike will be about three miles on level terrain. 

We will meet at the park gazebo that is clearly visible from the parking lot and from the pedestrian overpass. Arriving by car from the Jennings Rd exit, there is free parking at Riverside Park in the lot near the boathouse and the playground. You can also get to the park easily from downtown Hartford via the Riverside Park Overpass (pedestrian bridge over Route 91) from Pequot St behind the Candlewood Suites Hotel (370 Market St) with bus stops close by.

Students are welcome and must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Sturdy shoes or sneakers are recommended. No dogs, please. Registration is required and can be completed by emailing Anne at ashemkovitz@crec.org.

Anne Shemkovitz is a trained CFPA Ramble Guide and faculty member of the University of Hartford Magnet School.

Parking Information: 
Free Parking in Riverside Park.
Inclement Weather: 
Inclement weather cancels; registered participants will be notified of by email.
Registration Fee: 
RSVP Requirement: 
RSVP required
For Questions, Contact: 
Anne Shemkovitz, CFPA Ramble Guide

This free event is co-sponsored by CREC's University of Hartford Magnet School and 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:

  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.