CFPA Ramble: Rocky Top Ramble
Join us on a lovely fall ramble along The Edgar T. Heermance section of the Quinnipiac Blue Trail. Officially dedicated last year, this scenic and historic section of the Blue Blaze Hiking Trails and surrounding land was recently saved from development, and permanently conserved by the persistence and dedication of a coalition led by a neighborhood group and The Hamden Land Conservation Trust.
We will highlight both the natural and the cultural aspects of the area, leisurely traversing the sandstone and basalt outcroppings, noting glacial features, observing the specific trees and plants that are hallmarks of our trap rock ridges, as we make our way to summit, where we will explore and discuss the remnants of the historic cabin refuge of Edgar Heermance, a founding father of the Blue Blaze Trails. Crowning our ramble will be a foray along the brand new scenic overlook loop! The views from this side trail promise to showcase spectacular fall foliage.
Sonya is a First Aid/CPR-trained CFPA Ramble Guide. Tim and Roberta Mack are the CFPA Trail Managers for the Quinnipiac Trail at Rocky Top.
This free event is co-sponsored by the CFPA Rambles program of the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA) and the Hamden Land Conservation Trust.
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); and
- Wear sturdy shoes