Update: Thirty-six hikers participated in our sixth annual regional hike. After being rained out last year, it was a beautiful, clear fall day with near-peak fall foliage color. From SLT’s Tanager Hill parcel we ascended 540’ through ravines, orchards, and former farm fields to Penwood State Park’s Lake Louise. We climbed to the Pinnacle where we enjoyed stunning views of the Farmington River Valley.
We then descended to WLT’s Stout Family Fields and hiked across WLT’s Hawk Hill Farm to our end-point at the Oliver Filley House in Bloomfield’s LaSalette Park. For those wanting more mileage, WLT President Vic Herson led the way to Filley Park in Bloomfield’s center.
Thanks to Kevin Gough, Sally and Don Rieger, Vic Herson, and Dale Bertoldi for planning the hike and Paula Jones for the pictures. Thanks also to Bloomfield Leisure Services for providing a shuttle. And thanks to everyone who participated in this annual event showcasing the town-to-town trail connectivity the two land trusts have created between our communities.