TLGV’s June Calendar of Events
Old Furnace State Park Hike: 9 a.m. to noon, June 1, Old Furnace State Park on S. Frontage Street, Danielson. Old Furnace State Park has excellent hiking through mix hardwood and conifer forests with well-marked blue and orange blazed trails. The highlight of the park is a beautiful eastward vista from the 200-foot high Half Hill Cliffs overlooking Furnace Pond (also known as Upper Ross Pond). We’ll start at the park entrance, hike the orange trail to the top of Half Hill, enjoy the vista and then hike down the hill and take the loop trail around Furnace Pond. Total hike is about 3 miles. Rain cancels and reservations required. Limited to 20 hikers. Please note this hike is moderate to difficult. Meeting Place: Old Furnace State Park entrance and parking lot. To register or for information call 860-774-3300 or email Bill@tlgv.org.
Mobility Challenged Walk/Talk: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 1, intersection of Chewink Rd. & Lynch Rd. Chaplin, CT. Take a leisurely stroll or roll along the trail as we talk about the HETAP (High Efficiency Trail Assessment Process) equipment used to assess the trail and how mobility-challenged users can select trails to meet their individual needs. Wheelchairs and strollers welcome. No restroom facilities available. Registration is appreciated. For more information call 860-774-3300. Rain cancels.
Quinebaug River Paddle: 9 a.m. to noon, June 2, Douglas M. Cutler Canoe & Kayak Launch at 16 Kennedy Drive, Putnam, CT. The Quinebaug River provides scenic paddling through exceptional habitat. This stretch of the river has some quick-water with flat-water sections as well. It is 5.5-miles downstream to the take-out location on Route 101 in Pomfret. Paddlers must have transportation from the take-out location. Registration is required and limited to 25 boats. Kayak or canoe and PFD required. Rain cancels. To register or for information call 860-774-3300 or email Bill@tlgv.org.
Summer Solstice Paddle: Paddle. 6:30 – 8 p.m., June 21, Mansfield Hollow State Park, Mansfield, CT. Boat Launch, 287 Bassetts Bridge Road. Join Chief Ranger Bill Reid and members of The Friends of Mansfield Hollow for an enjoyable evening sunset paddle and welcome in the Summer Solstice. Registration required. No more than 20 boats. Kayak or canoe and PFD required. Rain cancels. To register or for information call 860-774-3300 or email Bill@tlgv.org.
TLGV Acorn Adventure – Off-Road on Two Wheels: 10 a.m. to noon, June 22, Goodwin State Park, 23 Potter Rd, Hampton, CT. Children will learn safety and riding tips to make trail riding fun and a way to enjoy nature while exploring on two wheels. Friendly QC NEMBA volunteers will introduce kids to mountain biking on cart roads and single-track trails or hop on the Air Line Trail for a gravel grind. Kids must be comfortable riding their bikes and will be split into groups according to experience. Ages 8 and up are recommended but participation is up to the discretion of parents and the QC NEMBA volunteers. Helmets and bikes are required. Parents must attend (they can ride but are not required to). Bring water and dress appropriately. Snacks will be waiting at the end of the ride. For information call 860-774-3300 or email Fran@tlgv.org.
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