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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Upcoming Hikes...

Sunday June 3, 2017; 1:00 p.m.  Join us as we enjoy a serene paddle around 125-acre Red Cedar Lake to enjoy the sights and sounds. One can hear birds chirping, turtles dropping off logs into the water, and ducks flapping.  Keep Calm and Paddle On. It will be a wonderful bit of exercise and a change of pace from our usual Discover Colchester hikes! ​Check it out at www.ctwoodlands.org/TD2017DIR ​ Bring your own kayak, or contact us: we may have a spare.

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Past Hikes...

- May 7: Two dozen curious adventure seekers met to learn how the Jeremy River has changed since the removal of the Norton Mill dam. We discussed the history of the mill, the Town of Colchester's plans for the mill site, and how the removal of the 300-year old will affect fish migrations. Several folks with local knowledge contributed to expanding our understanding of these matters. A vibrant outing!

- April 9: CT DEEP has a new addition adjacent to Day P​ond, which we explored with Tom Worthley (above; Associate Extension Professor and Forestry Specialist) and David Wanik (Eversource Energy Center). It was a gorgeous day on a beautiful 60-acre parcel of land and we learned so much about forestry, succession, habitats, and many of the ways humans interface with the forest.We heard the call of the elusive Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and saw a Red Hawk.

Our goal is to help educate, entertain, and amuse! Usually this means a walk in the woods, but we can take to the water or the wheels.

Preview of coming attractions:

  • July—Bike the Airline Trail to Willi Brew Pub
  • August—mushroom hunting
  • September—star gazing
  • October—Cato Corner/farm tour
  • November—bike the Airline Trail from Old Hartford Rd to Rte 85, Hebron
  • December—Colchester downtown: history, Christmas lights

“Triumphs against the natural order of living exact unforeseen payments. At the same time that man attempts to straighten a crooked nature, he is striving to annihilate space, which seems but another phase of the war against substance. We ignore the fact that space and matter are shock absorbers; the more we diminish them the more we reduce our privacy and security.”― Richard Weaver; Ideas Have Consequences

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