This event is now full. Visit our “properties” page for self-guided trail maps, and visit Simsbury Land Trust’s website for their self-guided trail guide. See you on the trails!
Enjoy an invigorating 6-mile hike from Bloomfield to Simsbury co-sponsored by Wintonbury Land Trust, Simsbury Land Trust, and Bloomfield Leisure Services. With glorious fall scenery, the free hike showcases land trust properties and trail connections that link the towns through Penwood State Park.
Meet at the end point, the historic Old Drake Hill Flower Bridge at 1 Old Bridge Road in Simsbury. A bus will shuttle the first 40 registered hikers (or car pool with friends) to the starting point, the recently renovated Filley Park at 33 Tunxis Avenue in Bloomfield. Be prepared to take Covid-19 safety precautions as required such as wearing a mask on the bus.
From Filley Park we’ll hike Bloomfield’s LaSalette Trail to the 1834 Oliver Filley House in LaSalette Open Space. Ascending to WLT’s adjoining Hawk Hill Farm, we should get stunning views of Hartford. We’ll proceed to WLT’s Stout Family Fields, a gateway into Penwood State Park. After visiting Lake Louise and resting at The Pinnacle, we’ll descend through SLT’s gorgeous Tanager Hill and Owen Mortimer properties to return to the Flower Bridge!