TLGV September Calendar of Events
Acorn Adventure — Into the Woods: Sept. 21, 10 – 11:30 a.m., West Thompson Dam, W. Thompson, CT. 860-774-3300. Join TLGV’s Chief Ranger for a bit of hiking 101. Ranger Bill will show kids and their families how to pack for a day hike and always be prepared for an outdoor adventure. Then, we will hit the trail! Call 860-774-3300 or emailFran@tlgv.org for more information. Acorn Adventures are sponsored by Putnam Bank.
Autumnal Equinox Hike: 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Sept. 23, Bigelow Hollow State Park, Rt. 171, Union, CT. GPS 41.997211, -72.125161. Celebrate the Autumnal Equinox with TLGV Chief Ranger Bill Reid with a six-mile hike on the Nipmuck Trail and Breakneck Pond trails at Bigelow Hollow State Park and Nipmuck State Forest. Participants should bring a trail lunch to enjoy near the pond. Please note this is a physically challenging hike due to the length and rough terrain. Participants must have good balance for stream crossings and be in excellent physical condition. Map available at ct.gov/deep website. Rain cancels. RSVP is required. Open to 20 hikers. Call 860-774-3300 or email Bill@tlgv.org for more information.
French River Paddle: 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sept. 29, 1017 Riverside Dr., N. Grosvenordale, CT. Parking behind Knights of Columbus Hall in the lot near the pond. Short carry from parking lot to water (30 yards). Easy to moderate paddle in a mill pond created by a dam on the French River. The French River strolls into this pond from the north, and we will paddle upstream one mile+ and return back to our start point. Total paddle 2.5 miles up and back. Registration required. Must bring your own canoe/kayak and pfd. Call 508-523-3785 to register.
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