CFPA Ramble: Timberland Preserve Hike
Join us for an approx. 5.5 mile hike join with Everyone Outside, AMC, and CFPA at the Timberland Preserve in Guilford.
We will start on the Menunkatuck section of the New England National Scenic Trail and then diverge on a variety of trails, traversing forests, rocky ledges, a scenic valley known as Gulch, and the meandering Iron Stream, a trout stream and headwater for the East River. Timberland Preserve comprises nearly 600 acres with over 15 miles of trails, including the NET, and multiple scenic views of Upper Guilford Lake. We will also enjoy one or two brief interludes of silent hiking, an opportunity to take in winter’s quiet beauty.
Lucy is a SOLO Wilderness First Aid-trained CFPA Ramble Guide and founder of Everyone Outside. Claire is an AMC Hike Leader assisting Lucy in leading this hike.
The terrain is typical CT ups and downs with a few quick rocky scrambles. Our pace will be moderate and steady; bring poles and grippers/micro spikes in case of snow/ice. Also bring water and snacks/lunch. . No dogs, please. Heavy rain or icy snow cancels.
Meet at 9:45 a.m. for a 10:00 am start
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This free event is co-sponsored by the CFPA Rambles program of the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA), Everyone Outside, and Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC).
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