James L. Goodwin used to bring his family up to Orchard Hill to have picnics, let’s carry on the tradition! Orchard Hill is a beautiful area that is away from the busy-ness of the center. We will meet in the center parking lot and carpool to a closer location. From there we will take a leisurely 2 mile hike out stopping along the way to admire Black Spruce Pond and some other landmarks along the way. We will break to have our lunch then walk back.
Approximately 4 miles in total. Don’t forget to pack your picnic lunch and a blanket!
This free event is jointly sponsored by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA), Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) Division of Parks, and Friends of Goodwin Forest.
The James L. Goodwin Forest and Conservation Education Center were gifts to the people of Connecticut from James L. Goodwin, one of America's first professional foresters and a long-time CFPA Board Member. The Center is jointly managed by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA) and the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) Division of Parks. For more information, select here.