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Visit Some Of Cheshire's Most Picturesque Land

September 4, 2012 by Special To The ...

Join the Cheshire Land Trust this fall for a guided hike as they explore some of Cheshire’s great open space areas.
Bert Cran Memorial: Saturday Sept. 15
The first hike of our Fall Series will explore the CLT's 6.8-acre Bert Cran Memorial property located between the Linear Park and Towpath Lane. Brief discussion of wetlands, woodlands, and land use history will take place. Those interested will meet at the Linear Park - Lock 12 parking lot at 487 North Brooksvale Road (Rt. 42) and hike 0.1 mile north to the CLT property. This is an easy walk for all ages.
Ives Farm Woodlands: Saturday Oct. 20
This 2-mile hike will take place throughout the more sloping and forested east side of the Ives Farm property on easy-moderate terrain at the height of fall foliage season. Hikers will explore the farm’s 80-acre woodland and discuss local forests and forest history. This hike will last approximately 1.5 - 2 hours.
Meet and park at the Ives Farm produce stand on the east side of Cheshire Street (across the street from the farm house at 1585 Cheshire Street). This is a moderate-level hike suitable for all-ages.
Roaring Brook Falls & Prospect Ridge: Saturday November 3
This will be the most challenging hike of the CLT Fall Hike Series, running for approximately 3 miles over rolling and steep terrain. Hikers will climb to Roaring Brook Falls (CT’s 2nd highest waterfall), and then traverse a portion of Prospect Ridge to the CLT’s Russell Property. This hike will feature late-season foliage and views over Cheshire, and a discussion of the area’s geologic history. Hike will last approximately 2-3 hours.
Park and meet at the end of Roaring Brook Road, off of Mountain Road. This is a moderate to difficult hike and may not be suitable for small children.
Old Farms Preserve & DeDominicis Property: Saturday Nov. 24

The final hike of the Fall Series will explore 2 miles of trails within the CLT’s Old Farms Preserve and a portion of the Town-owned DeDominicis Property. Join them for a terrific Thanksgiving weekend hike through a variety of forest types and habitats over rolling terrain. The hike will last approximately two hours and you’ll learn much about habitat management and watershed protection in this significant south Cheshire preserve.
Park and meet along Old Farms Road, just north of Old Lane Road. This is a moderate-level hike suitable for families.
All hikes will begin at 8 a.m. For more information, contact Mark Kasinskas at mkasinskas@me.com or call (203) 806-5165. Follow @mkasinskas on Twitter for hike updates and rain cancellations.

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