CFPA Ramble: Matianuck Natural Area Preserve Hike
Join us for a Ramble in the Matianuck Natural Area Preserve. This unique park is home to interior sand plains. Last fall, DEEP cleared the area to open up the habitat. Enjoy looking for signs of wildlife, such as deer, turkey, and coyotes, during this level and gentle walk.
This hike starts in the commuter parking lot found on Rt 218. The entrance to the lot is across the street from the intersection of Rt 218 and Columbia Road. We will meet in the back of the lot near a bus shelter where a trail leads us less than one mile to the sand plains.
This trail is fairly level but can be muddy so dress appropriately. No dogs, please.
Brad is an American Red Cross First Aid/CPR-trained CFPA Ramble Guide and Master Naturalist.
This free event 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.