CFPA Ramble: Tuesday Trails Homeschool Hike
Join the Happy Homeschool Hikers of Hamden as they work their way up the New England National Scenic Trail. This series is targeted to homeschool students and their families as we explore the New England Trail (NET).
This week's hike will be short but symbolic as we meet in Guilford at Chittenden Park, the southern terminus of the NET. Enjoy a short walk along the sidewalk trail to the train station where we’ll climb up and over the walkway to the north side of the tracks and continue on Old Whitfield Street to the Henry Whitfield State Museum. We’ll take pictures at Connecticut's Oldest House and New England's Oldest Stone House, then hike back to enjoy games and explore the shore upon returning to the park. Please pack water and snacks and prepare to potentially get wet playing at the shore.
Riley is an American Red Cross First Aid/CPR-trained CFPA Ramble Guide.
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.