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Earth Day Poetry Hike

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 10:00am - Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 1:45pm
Penwood State Park
560 Simsbury Road, Bloomfield, CT (Parking Lot on Route 185)
Bloomfield, Connecticut 06002
Event Type: 
Walks & Talks
All are welcome
Event Description: 


Celebrate Earth Day with a Poetry Hike!

Join New England Trail poet-in-residence David K. Leff for poetry and a hike along the trail through Penwood State Park on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22 (23, rain date).  Explore the cultural and natural history of the park and trail and the traprock ridge on which they sit.  We’ll stop to read poems along the way and have a brown-bag lunch with more poems and conversation.  Bring your own work or favorites by others to read, if you want.  We will be joined by fine nature poets and writers Amy Nawrocki, Eric Lehman and Virginia Shreve who will read and gladly respond to questions about writing and publishing.

The hike will be moderate and not rushed.  Round trip is 4.5 miles, but can be 2.5 if the group wants to spot cars.  We will meet at the parking lot on Route 185 at 10:00 a.m.  Bring a brown-bag lunch.  This event is sponsored by the Connecticut Forest and Park Association.  Registration is not required, but greatly appreciated.  If doubtful about the weather check the CFPA website.  A decision will be made by 7:30 a.m. the day of the hike. For more information and registration call 860-346-TREE or go to http://ctwoodlands.org/   More information about the park is at http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?A=2716&Q=325248

Parking Information: 
Parking Lot on Route 185
Inclement Weather: 
Rain Date: April 23
Registration Fee: 
RSVP Requirement: 
RSVP recommended
For Questions, Contact: 
Emma Kravet

The Connecticut Forest & Park Association protects forests, parks, walking trails, and open spaces for future generations by connecting people to the land. CFPA directly involves individuals and families, educators, community leaders, and volunteers to enhance and defend Connecticut's rich natural heritage. CFPA is a nonprofit organization that relies on members and supporters to carry out its mission.