Risley Park Hike
Free 1.5-mile hike starts in the parking lot just east of Risley Pond (GPS 366 Lake Street, Vernon). Risley Park spans 155.3 acres in Vernon and Bolton, and hosts a section of the Shenipsit Trail, part of the Blue Trail system of the Connecticut Forest and Park Association. The property includes several trails, a former apple orchard, farmland, pond, dam, and meadow. Moderately paced, with some rough and steep terrain, and some wet spots. Hikers should wear sturdy shoes or boots, bring water, and expect to be on the trail for a bit under two hours. No dogs, please. Park in the Lake Street lot across from Amy Drive on the east side of Risley Pond; additional parking is available along Amy Drive. Extreme weather cancels.
With any questions, please contact Susan Barlow at firstname.lastname@example.org