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NET Fall Hike Series- Mattabesett Trail Opening

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 9:45am - 12:30pm
Dead Hill Rd Trailhead
Dead Hill Rd
Durham, Connecticut
Event Type: 
Outdoor Recreation
All are welcome
Event Description: 

Join us for this celebratory hike and ribbon cutting on a newly constructed, and recently opened, section of the Mattabesett Trail in Durham. The longstanding roadwalk on Old Blue Hills Rd has been replaced with a beautiful and rugged 4.2 mile stretch of trail featuring laurel groves, vernal pools, rolling woodlands, a steep ravine, a ridgewalk and more! Our hiking pace will be moderate with occasional stops to showcase new trail structures. We will finish with great views on Mt Pisgah.

There will be an option to peel off after 3.2 miles if you don't have enough time for the entire hike. 

Sorry, no pets please.

This hike will require a car shuttle. Please arrive at the Dead Hill Rd trailhead at 9:45 am so we can shuttle to the hike's starting point  (Old Blue Hills Rd cul-de-sac) for a 10:00 am departure.

This hike is being held as part of the NET Fall Hike Series in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the National Trails System and qualifies as part of the NET Hike 50 Challenge Program. To learn more about the Hike Series, the NET Hike Challenge and other activities related to the 50th, visit newenglandtrail.org.

This hike is led by CFPA's Trails Stewardship Director, Clare Cain.

Parking Information: 
Dead Hill Rd Trailhead Parking Lot
Inclement Weather: 
Steady rain cancels.
Registration Fee: 
RSVP Requirement: 
RSVP recommended
For Questions, Contact: 
Clare Cain

Sponsored By: Connecticut Forest & Park Association.