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September 2019

POSTPONTED Hike the Great Oak Greenway & Atkinson-Dirlam Preserve

September 18, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Nathan Lester House, 153 Vinegar Hill Rd
Gales Ferry, CT 06335 United States
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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. The Great Oak Greenway is a productive collaboration of the Town of Ledyard and the Avalonia Land Conservancy, connecting three open-space properties: the 110-acre Great…

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Two Walktober Hikes on TriTown

September 28, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
TriTown Forest Preserve, 91 Miller Road
North Stonington, CT United States
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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 of migrating birds, insects, and amphibians; late-blooming wildflowers; early fall foliage; mushrooms; and stone walls. This event is in partnership with The Last Green Valley's Walktober…

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October 2019

Hike at Tefftweald with Naturalist Bruce Fellman

October 19, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Tefftweald at Birchenturn, 282 Grindstone Hill Road
North Stonington, CT 06359 United States
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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, wetlands, old graveyards and cellar holes, and the wonderfully photogenic Wyassup Brook. This is a family-friendly excursion, and we’ll explore the woodland trails at a…

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November 2019

Black Friday Hike at Hoffman Evergreen Preserve

November 29, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Hoffman Evergreen Preserve, 580-632 CT-201
Stonington, CT 06378 United States
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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 lead a hike through some areas of the preserve to explain the forest restoration project. We’re hoping to have the Hull forester with us as…

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January 2020

Youth Winter Hike at TriTown

January 20, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
TriTown Forest Preserve, 91 Miller Road
North Stonington, CT United States
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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 long-time youth leader Kelly Allen will lead 8 to 12 year olds and their adults in search of winter wildlife over relatively easy TriTown trails…

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February 2020

Full Snow Moon Hike at TriTown

February 8, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
TriTown Forest Preserve, 91 Miller Road
North Stonington, CT United States
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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 naturalist Kelly Allen on Saturday evening, February 8th, for a nighttime adventure that will be a combination, depending on your inclination, of pre-Valentine’s Day romance…

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Hike the Avery Preserve

February 22, 2020 @ 10:00 am
Avery Preserve, 55-35 Avery Hill Rd
Ledyard, CT 06339 United States
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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 a Hike & Seek property. See clues to discover here.  

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October 2020

Great Avalonia Trail Trek 2020

October 17, 2020 - October 25, 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 you the chance to raise money for Avalonia while enjoying our beautiful preserves. The money raised at the Great Avalonia Trail Trek will support Avalonia’s…

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June 2022

Leo Antonino Preserve Family Hike

June 5 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Leo Antonino Preserve, 0 Antonino Road
Groton, CT United States
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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 are rocky and rooty with elevation changes.   REGISTER HERE

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TriTown Forest Preserve Hike

June 5 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
TriTown Forest Preserve, 91 Miller Road
North Stonington, CT United States
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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 is listed there as the TriTown Fenway Trail.   REGISTER HERE

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