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POSTPONTED Hike the Great Oak Greenway & Atkinson-Dirlam Preserve

Nathan Lester House 153 Vinegar Hill Rd, Gales Ferry, CT

This hike has been POSTPONED. Will re-post when new date and daytime start is scheduled. Join the Ledyard Library for an early evening 2-mile hike on the trails of the Great Oak Greenway, and beyond to the Atkinson-Dirlam preserve. Meet at the Nathan Lester House parking lot for 6:00 p.m. Please wear proper hiking attire.…

Two Walktober Hikes on TriTown

TriTown Forest Preserve 91 Miller Road, North Stonington, CT

The Avalonia Land Conservancy’s TriTown Forest Preserve is a 527-acre stretch of rugged and unfragmented woods and wetlands located in North Stonington, Griswold and Preston. As summer gives way to autumn, we’re offering two different guided treks—one geared towards slower-paced nature observation; the other for hard-rock, longer-distance hikers—along TriTown’s magnificent trail system amidst a backdrop…

Hike at Tefftweald with Naturalist Bruce Fellman

Tefftweald at Birchenturn 282 Grindstone Hill Road, North Stonington, CT

Documenting your discoveries on the trail is a skill that needs to be in every naturalist’s toolkit. We’ll have plenty to observe and record as we enjoy the fall colors at Avalonia’s Tefftweald at Birchenturn Preserve on 280 Grindstone Hill Road. Tefftweald, a former Girl Scout camp, is a 77-acre masterpiece of upland forest, meadows,…

Black Friday Hike at Hoffman Evergreen Preserve

Hoffman Evergreen Preserve 580-632 CT-201, Stonington, CT

Black Friday: Skip the shopping, get out and hike! Work off some of those dessert calories; Get some fresh air and activity after being in the kitchen for days; Get the kids out to burn off some steam. Come see the newly re-opened Hoffman Evergreen Preserve. Several of our lead stewards will be available to…

Youth Winter Hike at TriTown

TriTown Forest Preserve 91 Miller Road, North Stonington, CT

The weather outside may be frightful, but a winter hike can be delightful, and to encourage you — as if Avalonia members needed any encouragement — we’re offering a special kid’s adventure on Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 20th, from 2 to 3p.m. at the TriTown Ridgeline Forest Preserve in North Stonington. Naturalist and…

Full Snow Moon Hike at TriTown

TriTown Forest Preserve 91 Miller Road, North Stonington, CT

Date: February 8, 2020 Time: 6–9 PM Location: TriTown Forest Preserve, 90 Miller Rd. trailhead. February's full moon is known as the Snow Moon, and whether it rises over a leaf-litter brown or dazzlingly white landscape, the TriTown Forest Preserve in North Stonington is a wonderful place to enjoy the mid-winter lunar show. Join veteran…

Hike the Avery Preserve

Avery Preserve 55-35 Avery Hill Rd, Ledyard, CT

An Avalonia representative will take us through the Avery Preserve which features a maple swamp, open upland woods, and Atlantic white cedar. This hike is cosponsored by Ledyard Library and Avalonia Land Conservancy and consists of two to three miles. Please wear proper hiking attire. Park on East tract off Avery Hill Road. This is…

Great Avalonia Trail Trek 2020

Do you want to help save land? Do you like getting a good workout in? If you answered yes to both of those questions, then you should sign up for the Great Avalonia Trail Trek! The Great Avalonia Trail Trek is a week-long fundraiser from Saturday, October 17 to Sunday, October 25 that will give…

Leo Antonino Preserve Family Hike

Leo Antonino Preserve 0 Antonino Road, Groton, CT

Date: Sunday, June 5  Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Hike Leaders:  Janet Anderson and Robert Volkmann   Join us for family-friendly hike celebrating CT Trails Day at the Leo Antonino Preserve in Groton.  The trail travels through mature woods, along vernal pools and active brooks, and near erratics and upthrust sections of granite. Parts…

TriTown Forest Preserve Hike

TriTown Forest Preserve 91 Miller Road, North Stonington, CT

Sunday, June 5 Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Hike Leader: Stephen Colgan   Join us for a leisurely 2.5 mile hike in the TriTown Forest Preserve.  We will follow the yellow trail which is generally flat but does have some short climbs and descents.  If you look on the All Trails App, the trail…