2017 Trails Day Weekend - East Haddam

  • Town Office Building
    P.O. Box 385
    1 Plains Road
    Moodus, CT 06469
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  • 2017 Trails Day Weekend

    Date: June 3, 2017
    Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM




    “Friends of Machimoodus-Sunrise State Parks is a group of volunteers dedicated to the preservation, protection and perpetuation of these two beautiful ecologically and recreationally important open spaces. We strive to help maintain these parks and enhance the opportunities for all to enjoy the parks.”

    Machimoodus and Sunrise State Parks are two of the jewels of East Haddam. These adjoining properties along the Salmon River are among two of the newest additions to Connecticut's state parks' roster.

    9:00 am - 11:00 am Saturday, June 3rd

    Join us as we circumnavigate Machimoodus State Park along the Upper and Lower Vista Trails, stopping at the lookout points on Mount Tom. We will also explore park’s uplands along the old farm roads above the Moodus River as time permits. We will introduce you to the trails, sharing aspects of nature with plenty of observational stops and photo ops along the way. Hike leaders Andrew Lord and Jaqueline Rowe will point out some of the many interesting ecological features hidden in plain view.  This will be a casual hike of varied terrain.

    There may be mud, so please wear appropriate footwear. Bring water, cameras and good cheer!

    Smokey Bear will be on hand to help us greet visitors and participants.

    We’ll meet at the "Friends" table in the parking lot of Machimoodus State Park: 128 Leesville Road (Route 151) Moodus, CT. Look for Smokey!!

    All ages are welcome, as are well-behaved, leashed dogs, but please no bears. Smokey hates to share the spotlight!

    Pre-registration is appreciated and helpful! If it rains, this event will be cancelled. Registered participants will be notified in advance of any changes. Email machsunfriends@gmail.com, or visit our event page on facebook.

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    For more information about our group please visit: facebook.com/FriendsofMachimoodusSunrise or email machsunfriends@gmail.com

    2017 Trails Day Weekend Press Release
    2017 Trails Day Weekend Flyer