Take a Hike On January 1, 2021

Are you wondering how to start off 2021? How about immersing yourself in the beauty of nature in the Litchfield Hills with a first-day hike. The Litchfield Land Trust, White Memorial Conservation Center, Litchfield Hills Audubon, Friends of Topsmead, and Litchfield Community Greenway invite you to celebrate the coming of a new year by experiencing some of the region’s most beautiful natural areas. They have even rounded up the following suggested hiking experiences.

New Year Vistas
Apple Hill Trail – White Memorial Conservation Center (Access to trail maps and trail descriptions). Self-guided hike.
Prospect Mountain Preserve Trails – Litchfield Land Trust (Access to trail maps and trail descriptions). Self-guided hike.

Scenic Serenity
Bird Blind & Wildlife viewing – Friends of Topsmead (Friends will be at the parking lot at 10:00 am on 1/1/21 if any assistance is desired.) A songbird trail tour given by the Friend of Topsmead, Janet Blauvelt, who has established and maintained birdhouses at Topsmead.
Boyd Woods Audubon Sanctuary – Litchfield Hills Audubon Marie Kennedy will be there at 9:00 am 1/1/21 for those who would like a guide.
Medicine Rock Trail – The Litchfield Land Trust (Access to trail maps and trail descriptions). Self-guided hike.
Vineyard/River Trail Loop – White Memorial Conservation Center (Access to trail maps and trail descriptions). Self-guided hike.

Local History
Boyd Woods Audubon Sanctuary – Marie Kennedy will be there at 9:00 am 1/1/21 for those who would like a guide.
Ice House Ruins Trail – White Memorial Conservation Center (Access to trail maps and trail descriptions). Self-guided hike.
Shepaug Crossing Trail – Litchfield Land Trust (Access to trail maps and trail descriptions). Self-guided hike.
Topsmead Grounds – Friends of Topsmead (Friends will be at the parking lot at 10:00 am 1/1/21 if any assistance is desired.)
Litchfield Community Greenway – Flat scenic walkable & bikeable trail that follows the Old Shepaug Railroad. Two-mile route from bottom of South Lake Street to North Shore Road.

What better way to usher in the new year than to immerse in nature. These wonderful places are accessible any day of the year!

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