This invigorating hike from Simsbury to Bloomfield will showcase Simsbury Land Trust, Wintonbury Land Trust, and town properties that link the town centers through Penwood State Park … along with glorious autumn scenery!
RSVP online for free to help us plan ahead. We’ll meet at 9:00 a.m. at the end point, historic Filley Park at 33 Tunxis Ave, Bloomfield Center. Bloomfield Leisure Services will shuttle us to the start point at SLT’s Owen-Mortimer Preserve near Simsbury Center. Please be prepared to take any appropriate Covid-19 safety precautions that may be required by that date (e.g. wearing a mask on the shuttle bus).
The hike will be approximately 6 miles. We’ll cross into SLT’s Tanager Hill Preserve and ascend onto Penwood State Park’s yellow trail to visit Lake Louise and the Pinnacle. We’ll descend to Penwood’s picnic grounds and follow the red trail to WLT’s Stout Family Fields, Bloomfield’s gateway to the state park. After a short distance along local roads we’ll enter WLT’s Hawk Hill Farm and the adjoining LaSalette Open Space for stunning views of Hartford and a visit to the 1834 Oliver Filley House. We’ll end our journey on the recently refurbished Filley Park loop trail.
We invite you to join this annual hike to experience a different mode of traveling between our neighboring towns and to enjoy the Fall colors along the Metacomet Range.
(Photo: Paula Jones)