Update: Approximately 75 hikers of all ages participated in the various walks offered these two weekends, taking advantage of the beautiful weather to explore scenic views and find Bobolink birds. Thanks to Kevin Gough, Paula Jones, Christopher Shepard, and Jim Trail for assisting with the walks and to Dennis Hubbs for the photo.
This easy nature walk will explore Auerfarm State Park Scenic Reserve, Connecticut’s newest State Park located next to the 4-H Education Center on property that once was part of Auerfarm. We will walk to the top of the drumlin known as Cider Hill for great views of the surrounding hills and descend through woods and farm fields in search of Bobolinks, a species of special concern in Connecticut due to limited grassland habitat. Great for families as part of the State’s Great Park Pursuit, the total distance is approximately 1.0 mile.
Meet at the parking area at the intersection of Auer Farm Road and Cider Hill Road. Heavy rain reschedules – rain date next Saturday, June 8, same time. Due to the bird habitat, dogs are not permitted. Pre-registration not required. Free.
This is one of many hikes across the state Connecticut Trails Day weekend, part of an initiative the American Hiking Society established in 1993 to recognize the incredible benefits trails provide for recreation and exposure to nature.
This hike will be repeated next Saturday, June 8, as part of Celebrate Bloomfield, a week when people of all walks of life come together to appreciate the natural and cultural gifts, healthy and mindful living, and sense of community in Bloomfield. Please join us!