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CFPA Ramble: Interior Sand Plains Adventure

Sunday, June 9, 2019 - 10:00am - Monday, June 10, 2019 - 11:45am
Matianuck State Park
14 Columbia Rd
Windsor, Connecticut 06095
Event Type: 
Outdoor Recreation
All are welcome
Event Description: 

Join us on an adventure as we walk through upland forest and wetlands to unusual interior sand plains. We will look for rare insects and vegetation not common in interior Connecticut. This little used park is home to interesting wildlife that we may encounter or see signs of them such as tracks in the sand. We will also examine pitch pines for evidence of the new insect invader, southern pine beetle. 

We will meet in the commuter lot located just west of the I-291 junction with Rt. 218 (Putnam Hwy) in the back of the lot near a bus shelter where a trail leads us about 1.5 miles to the sand dunes. This trail is fairly level but can be overgrown in places. This trail can be muddy as well so dress appropriately.  

Parking Information: 
Ample parking in the commuter lot located at 14 Columbia Rd Windsor, CT 06095
Inclement Weather: 
Heavy Rain Cancels, confirm with Ramble Guide below
Registration Fee: 
RSVP Requirement: 
RSVP recommended
For Questions, Contact: 
Brad Robinson

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:

  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.